Bleeding Kansas Essay

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“Bleeding Kansas” involved Northern and Southern settlers, Border Ruffians, and John Brown and it affected Kansas. Bleeding Kansas was a sequence of violent clashes between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces to decide whether Kansas should be a free or slave state. Northerners often sided towards the belief of anti-slavery. Tempers flared in Kansas over impending decision of it being admitted as a free or slave state; a large population of Northerners entered Kansas to sway the decision. This led to brutal conflict between people who believed in continuing slavery in the new territories. Ultimately, Kansas was admitted into the Union as a free state; the decision was admired by Northerners who fought for the prevalence of free states in the

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