Guided Reading Activity 15-2

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Guided Reading Activity
15-2
Outlining
I. The Fugitive Slave Law
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All citizens had to help catch runaways
the Underground Railroad
Harriet Beecher Stowe
that it was a brutal and cruel system
II. The Kansas-Nebraska Act
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1. to encourage settlement of the West and
open the way for a transcontinental railroad
2. He knew that Southerners would object to
having Kansas and Nebraska become free
states, giving the North the advantage in the
Senate
3. Popular Sovereignty
B. May 1854
III. Conflict in Kansas
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1. A proslavery legislature was elected
2. thousands of armed proslavery supporters
from Missouri who crossed the border to vote in
the Kansa election
B. John Brown
C. the Brooks-Sumner incident, in which Preston
Brooks, a House representative, repeatedly struk
Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over the
head and shoulders with a cane
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