US HISTORY Civil War Notes

Kansas – Nebraska Act (1854)


Political Parties Views Supporters

Democrats (N) slavery decided by popular sovereignty variety of supporters in urban areas

& Catholics, southerners who move


Democrats (S) expand slavery into territories southerners undergoing growth in

Economy & population

Republicans opposed slavery, nativism New England & those NE whom

Moved to NW, Protestants, English

Scottish-Irish; American Party

American Party know-nothings, anti-Catholics; Northern Protestants born in US

Opposed Slavery, longer naturalization

For immigrants


Republican Party


Bleeding Kansas (1856)


Dred Scott Decision (1857)

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