The Louisiana Purchase Of Kansas

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It was now that slavery became mixed up with state rights and just how much power a state had compared to federal authority. The key issue was whether slavery would be allowed in the newly created states that had joined the Union. The development of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 in Kansas was purchased by the federal government. Kansas was officially opened to settlement in 1854 and there was a rush to settle in the state between those who supported slavery and those who opposed it. The state became a place of violence between the north and south and that’s how Kansas got the nickname ‘Bleeding Kansas’ in recognition of what was going on there. However, on January 29th 1861, Kansas was admitted to the Union as a slave-free state. Many in the
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