Bleeding Kansas


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APUSH chapter 13

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  • Lincoln and Douglas, senators from Illinois, begin debating about the placement of the first intercontinental railroad
  • What we need to do, is decide where we're going to put these railroads!
  • Yeah but if we run it through the north, we'll run through lots of Indian territories.
  • Oh I know! I'll just make a new territory and call it Nebraska
  • The Creation of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Hm but the south won't like this bill because territories-> States
  • Maybe I'll just divide the territory into 2 parts; Nebraska=free and Kansas =a slave state
  • Settlers move into Kansas immediately after Kansas- Nebraska Act. The illegal voters outnumber the legal ones. This legalizes slavery.
  • Pro-slave
  • Anti-Slave
  • Anti-Slave
  • Anti-Slave
  • Free-stater elect their own legislature, but President Pierce denounced them as traitors and made the government support pro-slavery 
  • Why should those illegal, pro-slavery fools get a vote anyways?
  • Pro-Slavery Missourians arrest free-state leaders. 
  • Let's sack the town, burn the governor's home, and destroy several paintings!
  • Retribution comes quickly as the Pottawatomie Massacre, attack against Sumner, and overall "Bleeding Kansas" take place.
  • Johm Brown
  • Brooks
  • Sumner
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