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Sep 6, 2009 - Bleeding Kansas

Terrorism is not new to this country - Sunday, September 6 Today we finally checked out of our campground near Independence, Missouri and we headed back into the state of Kansas. Our destination was the town of Osawatomie, an hour south of Kansas City and not far from the Kansas/Missouri border. A border that in the 1850’s was seething with tension. Kansas and Nebraska were up for statehood, and since no one in the country liked the Missouri Compromise Congress decided to try Popular Sovereignty. Stephen Douglas proposed it, and in 1854...

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