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12/13/2017Chris Calton

After the fraudulent elections in the Kansas Territory, tensions erupted following the death of a Free State settler. The pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers took up arms in the Wakarusa War and the Sack of Lawrence. In Washington, the Kansas controversy led to the brutal beating of an anti-slavery politician on the floor of the Senate.

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