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Guided Reading Activity 15-2 Outlining. I. The Fugitive Slave Law 1. All citizens had to help catch runaways 1. All citizens had to help catch runaways.

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1 Guided Reading Activity 15-2 Outlining

2 I. The Fugitive Slave Law 1. All citizens had to help catch runaways 1. All citizens had to help catch runaways 2. the Underground Railroad 2. the Underground Railroad 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe 4. that it was a brutal and cruel system 4. that it was a brutal and cruel system

3 II. The Kansas-Nebraska Act A. A. 1. to encourage settlement of the West and open the way for a transcontinental railroad 1. to encourage settlement of the West and open the way for a transcontinental railroad 2. He knew that Southerners would object to having Kansas and Nebraska become free states, giving the North the advantage in the Senate 2. He knew that Southerners would object to having Kansas and Nebraska become free states, giving the North the advantage in the Senate 3. Popular Sovereignty 3. Popular Sovereignty B. May 1854 B. May 1854

4 III. Conflict in Kansas A. A. 1. A proslavery legislature was elected 1. A proslavery legislature was elected 2. thousands of armed proslavery supporters from Missouri who crossed the border to vote in the Kansa election 2. thousands of armed proslavery supporters from Missouri who crossed the border to vote in the Kansa election B. John Brown B. John Brown C. the Brooks-Sumner incident, in which Preston Brooks, a House representative, repeatedly struk Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over the head and shoulders with a cane C. the Brooks-Sumner incident, in which Preston Brooks, a House representative, repeatedly struk Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over the head and shoulders with a cane


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