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1 Kansas-Nebraska Act What were the results of the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

2 Kansas-Nebraska Act Stephen A. Douglas Douglas introduced a bill to settle the issue of slavery in the new territories. Douglas wanted to allow people living in these territories to vote on whether or not to have slavery.

3 Kansas-Nebraska Act Northerner protested the plan Allowed slavery in places where it had be outlawed President Pierce

4 Senators Fight! Charles Sumner Massachusetts Preston Brooks South Carolina Sumner gives a two day speech about how Kansas had a great deal of wrong brought against it Brooks has enough and decided to teach Sumner a lesson Southerners sent Brooks new canes Sumner was beat up until he was unconscious. Was reelected but seat remained vacant as reminder

5 Southerners Northerners John Brown Tensions raise in Kansas! Pro- Slavery and Abolitionist fight to kill off one another

6 Outcome Birth of the modern Republican Party Birth of the modern Republican Party Republicans were AGAINST SLAVERY! Republicans were AGAINST SLAVERY!

7 Video kansas-causes-effects-and-summary-of- events.html kansas-causes-effects-and-summary-of- events.html


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