Bleeding Kansas


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  • 1854: The Kansas-Nebraska Act was enacted
  • the residents of Kansas and Nebraska now have a CHOICE of whether or not they want to allow slavery!
  • The Race For The Possession of Kansas
  • farmers
  • we want new land!
  • emigrant aid society
  • we want to supply rifles, animals, seed, and farm equipment to antislavery migrants!
  • Border Ruffians: pro slave activists from Missouri who came to Kansas with guns and voted illegally
  • you will accept slavery!
  • The Sack of Lawrence
  • 800 armed men burned down the Antislavery Headquarters, destroyed two newspapers printing presses, and looted many houses and stores
  • The Pottawatomie Massacre
  • the killing of five men in the proslavery settlement by hacking off their hands and stabbing them with broadswords
  • South:
  • Bloody Kansas
  • Slavery became a huge political issue in the US, causing multiple battles in Kansas, making it known as Bloody Kansas
  • slavery should be BANISHED from the US!
  • North:
  • Slavery should be EXTENDED in the US!
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