Many southerners supported the Kansas-Nebraska Act because it allowed the citizens of these two newly formed states to choose, by popular vote, whether or not to be a slave state. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed in 1854.
It was the issue of slavery that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas disagreed about during their political debates. Stephen A Douglas supported slavery while Abraham Lincoln opposed it.
She wrote a novel that aroused compassion for enslaved people.
It would allow slavery to spread north of the line established by the Missouri compromise. - Novanet
Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act.
they resented federal intervention in the affairs of independent states
two opposing governments were established in kansas: proslavery and antislavery
the north and south became more divided over the issue of slavery
The whig party
(novanet) most crops were tended with slave labor
They forced local residents to vote for pro-slavery candidates.
The Crittenden Compromise was mainly about creating an unamendable amendment to the Constitution allowing slavery below the latitude 36 -30. It also stipulated that all prior political party affiliations be changed to the Union Party. The idea was to work out some sort of compromise to prevent the session of the South.
the vote over whether to allow slavery
Slavery was an issue that contributed to the event of Bleeding Kansas. Bleeding Kansas was also known as the Bloody Kansas war.
Abolitionists and Ruffian borders conflict
He would not interfere with slavery in the states where it already existed.
tensions and violence over slavery spreadoutside kansas.
Harper's Ferry was was a hub of trains and canals, which provided escape routes.
By all accounts, the location chosen by John Brown to start a slave revolt, was a poor one. There were very few slaves in the area of Harper's Ferry.
Because John Brown was outnumbered and he should have had a lot more people to start with. Few black or white Americans were prepared to join a rebellion led by a fanatical abolitionist.
Slave ownership in territories could be decided by popular sovereignty (Novanet Answer)
Taney led the U.S. Supreme Court as Chief Justice in the Dred Scott decision.
the growing immigrant population - NovaNet
The Republican Party
William Lloyd Garrison
One reason that the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin infuriated people in the South was that southerners felt that it was an inaccurate depiction of Southern life (Stowe had never been to a Southern plantation).