bss asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What was Bloody Kansas?

What was Bloody Kansas? How does it relate to the attempt by Kansas to gain statehood and the political turmoil surrounding pro slavery and anti slavery forces?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Go to this website. It will help you immensely. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas

    Source(s): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas
  • 1 decade ago

    Bloody Kansas or Bleeding Kansas was a proxy war between the north and south. Playing out in Kansas and Missouri boarder towns between 1854 to 1858..

    Set into motion by the Kansas Nebraska act. Which encouraged immigration to Kansas by activist on both sides of the slave issue.

    This eventually culminated in there being two state governments in Kansas. One pro slave the other anti slave. Only one was recognized by the federal government.

    Kansas was admitted to the union as a free state in 1861 less than three months before the south fired on Fort Sumter starting the civil war.

  • Big D
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    1 decade ago

    Bleeding Kansas, sometimes referred to in history as Bloody Kansas or the Border War, was a series of violent events, involving anti-slavery Free-Soilers and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the western frontier towns of the U.S. state of Missouri roughly between 1854 and 1858. At the heart of the conflict was the question of whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state or slave state. As such, Bleeding Kansas was a proxy war between Northerners and Southerners over the issue of slavery in the United States. The term "Bleeding Kansas" was coined by Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune; the events it encompasses directly presaged the American Civil War.

  • 1 decade ago

    Bleeding Kansas was when the citizens of Kansas were to choose if it was to be admitted to the union as free or slave state. The fighting happened between the two opposing sides who kept fighting over the voters decision, which i think was being a slave state and the antislavery people starting riots

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