Bleeding Kansas Dbq

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One key issue between the two parts of the country was whether or not slavery would expand westward to any newly acquired territories. This had been an issue for a long time and ultimately after failing to reach a compromise the country fell back on popular sovereignty or letting people in the new territories decide whether or not they wanted slaver. This however provided no solution as can be seen in the incident “Bleeding Kansas”. This was a series of violent acts in Kansas between those who were for and against slaver. The idea of the expansion of slavery was given more attention after the formation of the Liberty, Free-Soil, and Republican Parties, all three were strongly opposed to the idea of expansion. Southerners were in favor of expansion
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