Go through Chicago and territory west of Missouri and Iowa
Go through New Orleans and Southwest
I want to organize the Nebraska territory and split it into two.
Both move in after the comrpmise
Both the Northerners and Southerners wanted the transcontinental railroad to go through different places. The transcontinental railroad is desire to connect the west coast to the rest of the country.
No Slavery here!
After the transcontinental railroad popular sovereignty came up. Stephen Douglas from Illinois wanted to organize the territory of Nebraska. He also wanted to repeal the Missouri Compromise. The Southerners were ready to negotiate and after eight months of effort the Compromise was voted into law.
Slaves are allowed here!
Southerners attack Lawrence
May 1854 both the Southerners and Northerners move into Kansas Territory. Southerners come in with slaves and in 1855 thousands of armed Missourians vote illegally in Kansas. By 1855 two governments in the territory things start getting out of hand.
Violence erupts in Kansas
Northerners move into establish no slavery. Antislavery settlers drafted their own constitution with no slavery. Northerners wanted the territory to be free with no slaves or slave owners. Northerners also lived in Lawrence which they found.
Southerners came in with slaves from Missouri to move in to the territory. Southerners vote illegally so they are allowed to hold slaves in this territory. Southerners want to make this a slave territory. Southerners were also called border ruffins.
May 1856 Border ruffins attacked sack of Lawrence town of antislavery settlers. This was a territorial civil war. By the end of 1856 200 people had died and $2 million worth of damages had been done.