Bleeding Kansas, Bloody Kansas, or the Border War was a series of violent civil confrontations in Kansas Territory, and to a lesser extent in western. Bleeding Kansas describes the period of repeated outbreaks of violent guerrilla warfare between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces. These men did not live in Kansas, but they still cast nearly five thousand votes to elect a territorial legislature favorable to slavery in The. Bleeding Kansas (–59), small civil war fought between proslavery and antislavery advocates for control of the new territory of Kansas under the doctrine. Bleeding Kansas. Period of guerrilla warfare before the Civil War. DCT. Ma. In May , Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act opened up. Three distinct political groups occupied Kansas: pro-slavers, free-staters and abolitionists. Violence broke out immediately between these. To live in the Kansas Territory in and survive through the Civil War would take courage and stamina. The entire population that year was either. Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro was live. September 24 at PM · Facebook for Android ·. Andy Masich, President and CEO, Heinz History Center: But there was a lot going on in the s in America. We learn about Bleeding Kansas. Conflict between these opposing factions soon turned violent. As a result, this era became forever known as "Bleeding Kansas," an era when.