October 23

First national Women’s Rights Convention held in Worcester, Massachusetts

October 23, 1850

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25,000 women march in New York demanding right to vote

October 23, 1915

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Rival governments set up in Bleeding Kansas

October 23, 1855

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  • The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map
    Student Resource / History & Social Studies
    The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map

    An interactive political and demographic map of the U.S. in 1854 that allows users to see the economic, demographic, and political makeup of regions and states at the time. The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular sovereignty allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress.