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Chapter 18, Lesson 2: The Growing Conflict (pp. 450-456)

I. The Attack on Slavery

II. The Battle of Kansas

    A. The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed each new territory to decide whether it would be a free or slave state.

    B. Illegal voting elected proslavery candidates in Kansas.

    C. Violence erupted between free-state and slave-state bands.

    D. Finally, in 1861, Kansas was admitted as a free state.

    E. In the end, the Kansas-Nebraska Act brought only civil war to the terrritories and increased tensions between North and South.

III. The Geography of Politics
    A. The Democratic Party was divided on the issue of slavery.

    B. The Republican Party was formed which opposed slavery.

    C. The split between the North and South widened.

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