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Because terrorists know how to take advantage of popular sovereignty!

All manner of cross-border ruffians came over to intimidate voters and declare all results to be rigged.

In the end, Kansas was voted free soil - but at a terrible cost in bloodshed. The experiment was not repeated.

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Because if only one state at a time is voting on the slavery issue, that one state is going to be a magnet for every bully-boy in America, from both sides, to intimidate voters and try to corrupt the ballot.

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How did the Kansas-Nebraska act lead to bleeding Kansas?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act also led to "Bleeding Kansas," a mini civil war that erupted in Kansas in 1856. Northerners and Southerners flooded Kansas in 1854 and 1855, determined to convert the future state to their view on slavery.


What did Stephen Douglas's theory of popular sovereignty lead to?

It seemed like a reasonable solution to the slavery debate - let the people of each new state vote on whether it would be slave or free. The flaw in the argument was that the states would be voting one at a time. So every bully-boy in America, from both sides, would descend on one thinly-populated area to commit maximum mayhem. When it was tried-out, in Kansas, the result was called 'Bleeding Kansas'.


How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act lead to the creation of the Republican Party?

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How did popular sovereignty lead to violence in Kansas?

Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois wanted to encourage people to live in the west territories that were created by the Kansas-Nebraska act. In these territories popular sovereignty was used to determine the issue of slavery. Settlers that came to the new territories would be allowed to vote if slavery would be allowed. Both territories were North of latitude 36.30, and according to the Missouri compromise, slavery was banned in the territories north of this line. the Kansas-Nebraska act would cancel the Missouri compromise. This caused some of the Northerners to feel betrayed by Douglas.


What was John Browns role in the violence that lead to Bleeding Kansas?

John Brown came to the Kansas Territory to fight slavery. In May 1856 John Brown led a group that killed several proslavery settlers near Pottawatomie Creek. In August 1856, Brown and his followers engaged 400 pro-slavery U.S. soldiers in the "Battle of Osawatomie".

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What did the Kansas-Nebraska act lead to?

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What did the Kansas- Nebraska Act lead to?

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How did popular sovereignty lead to the US Civil War?

people dident votei don't think the popular sovereignty have anything do to with leading to the civil war.


The Founders feared popular sovereignty would lead to?

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Why did popular sovereignty lead to bleeding kansas instead of settling the issue of slavery in the nebraska territory?

If you allow one state at a time to vote on the slavery issue, that one (thinly-populated) state is going to be a magnet for every terrorist from both sides to invade the area to intimidate voters.


How did the Kansas-Nebraska act lead to bleeding Kansas?

The Kansas-Nebraska Act also led to "Bleeding Kansas," a mini civil war that erupted in Kansas in 1856. Northerners and Southerners flooded Kansas in 1854 and 1855, determined to convert the future state to their view on slavery.


What nickname did the fighting in kansas lead to?

Prior to Kansas joining the Union, the Kansas Territory was a hotbed of violence and chaos between anti-slavery and pro-slavery settlers. Kansas was known as Bleeding Kansas as these forces collided over the issue of slavery in the United States. The term "Bleeding Kansas" was coined by Republican Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune.


What did Stephen Douglas's theory of popular sovereignty lead to?

It seemed like a reasonable solution to the slavery debate - let the people of each new state vote on whether it would be slave or free. The flaw in the argument was that the states would be voting one at a time. So every bully-boy in America, from both sides, would descend on one thinly-populated area to commit maximum mayhem. When it was tried-out, in Kansas, the result was called 'Bleeding Kansas'.


What were the steps that lead to bloodshed in kansas?

What started it was the Kansas- Nebraska Act of 1854 which led to poular soveirgnty and popular soveirgty led to The Bloodshed.


Why did the passages of the act lead to Bleeding Kansas and so much discord in American politics?

Passage of the act let to Bleeding Kansas because it caused violence over the issue of slavery. The state was supposed to vote about slavery, and people tried to force neighbors to be pro or anti slavery.


How did bleeding kansas lead to the the civil war?

tensions increased between the north and south causing small wars leading up to secession and the civil war


Kanasa-nebraska act lead to the problem of '' bleeding kansas''?

The act said that the voters could decide if the states were free or slave. John Brown and his sons decided to go to Lawrence Kansas to kill people that were for slavery. Many people who were not from Kansas crossed the state line to cause problems or try to sway the vote, so Lawrence was filled with people. Brown and his sons took axes to people and murdered them. The term "Bleeding Kansas " came from a newspaper headline about the murders.