Bleeding Kansas Storyboard - Krisha Chawla
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In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, allowing for the territories of both Kansas and Nebraska to become a slave or free state based on popular sovereignty rather than the geographical location.
As a Missourian, I can vote illegally to help Kansas become a slave state...
Kansas will be a free state!
No! Kansas will be a slave state!
We won the votes, so slavery is legalized in this state!
Well we created our own government and abolished slavery through our own constitution!
Because of the rivalry, two groups were formed: anti-slavery settlers and pro-slavery settlers, and the rivalry does not stop there.
One night, John Brown, an extreme abolitionist, and six followers murdered five pro-slavery settlers one night, known as the Pottawatomie Massacre. The violence continued on for 6 years between the two groups.
Finally, on January 29, 1861, Kansas became a free state of the U.S.
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