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Bleeding Kansas

  1850s skirmishes between pro- and anti-slavery forces in Kansas were a brutal foreshadowing of the Civil War
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After passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, anti-slavery and pro-slavery settlers moved into the Kansas territory in an attempt to sway the vote as to whether Kansas would be a slave state or free state. With Nebraska entering the Union as a free state, anti-slavery citizens hoped to break the balance in the U.S. Senate by getting Kansas to do the same. They were defeated and Kansas entered the union as a slave state.

The term "Bleeding Kansas" was coined by Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Bleeding Kansas , Nat Turner’s Rebellion [5] , Fugitive Slave Law [6] , Compromise of 1850 [7] , Missouri Compromise [7]
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