Bleeding Kansas was an on going political confrontations that were sometimes violent. The battle included the territory of Kansas and the neighboring cities of the state Missouri. The battle started in 1854 and ended in 1861. The two sides were "Free Staters" and "Border Ruffians." Free Staters were the ones fighting to end Slavery and to gain admission into the Union to become a free state while the Border Ruffians were those fighting to keep Slavery and have Kansas stay a terrority. The battles had many many leaders and important people but the most important and or most well known being John Brown who was a Free Stater. He led volunteers into violent raids agaisnt the Border Ruffians. The battle ended in 1861 when Kansas was finally admitted into the Union as a free state.
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