Bloody Kansas: Causes, Effects and Summary of Events


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The election of _____ convinced the South that it was time to secede from the Union.

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1. Kansas would ultimately become a _____ state.

2. Who attacked Senator Charles Sumner in the nation's capital building?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Reading over this printable worksheet will help you learn more about Bloody Kansas, which refers to the violent conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery proponents in 19th Century Kansas. The interactive quiz will test you on things such as the historical context of this conflict and the facts surrounding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What election caused the South to secede from the Union
  • What type of state Kansas would ultimately become
  • Who attacked Senator Charles Sumner in the capital building
  • The criminal activity used by pro-slavery forces to scare the Free State supporters
  • The other term for anti-slavery forces

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about political figures surrounding Bloody Kansas, such as Abraham Lincoln and Charles Sumner
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Bloody Kansas and abolitionist
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas in the 19th Century

Additional Learning

To learn more about conflicts involving abolitionist and pro-slavery forces, review the corresponding lesson on Bloody Kansas. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the historical events that led to the Bloody Kansas conflict
  • Examines both pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces involved in the violence
  • Identifies the political ramifications and involvement in the fighting
  • Explores the ultimate outcome of the violence and what type of state Kansas became