2 I. The Fugitive Slave Law 1. All citizens had to help catch runaways2. the Underground Railroad3. Harriet Beecher Stowe4. that it was a brutal and cruel system
3 II. The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1. to encourage settlement of the West and open the way for a transcontinental railroad2. He knew that Southerners would object to having Kansas and Nebraska become free states, giving the North the advantage in the Senate3. Popular SovereigntyB. May 1854
4 III. Conflict in Kansas A. 1. A proslavery legislature was elected 2. thousands of armed proslavery supporters from Missouri who crossed the border to vote in the Kansa electionB. John BrownC. 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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