The Sac of Lawrence: At the time, Lawrence had many anti-slavery settlers. The sac of Lawrence demonstrates the acts of violence which occurred in Kansas during the pre-civil war time. Many Pro-slavery supporters raided and attacked the town.
President Peirce, the citizens in Nebraska and Kansas are getting hostile.
well, i don't know what to do so: POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY!!!!
He's actually not as bad for the south as I thought
Caning of Charles Sumner: A few days before the attack, Senator Charles Sumner had made a speech that maligned the acts of slavery and criticized the beliefs of those who supported slavery. However, this angered Preston Brooks and as a response, he brutally beat Sumner with a gold cane.
I'm changing the acts! You make the laws people! also vote for me: Douglas 1860
Pottawatomie Massacre: When John Brown heard about the acts of violence that were being done by slavery supporters, he realized he would have to take action and retaliate. He knew that slavery would not be able to end peacefully and he would have to use violence as well. For example, he attacked Pottawatomie in Kansas and soon became a fugitive because of his violent actions.
I won't let these anti-slavery abolitionists ruin our southern lifestyle!!!!
We'll bring in other pro-slavery ruffians so we can get more popular votes.
sir, this is a mcdonalds drive thru.
In response to the disagreements between many of the new citizens settling into Kansas, the current president provided little help in solving thee issues and ending hostility.
The Kansas Nebraska Act was proposed by Stephan Douglas as a way to replace the Missouri compromise with popular sovereignty. He believed this would bring him economic and political gains. He believed that not only would this help solve the issue between pro-slavery and anti-slavery citizens, but he believed this would help him gain more support for when he would run for president.
Since the decision about the question of slavery was put up to popular sovereignty, many people who felt strongly about their side began illegally bringing in citizens from out of state to add votes for either allowing slavery or making Kansas a free state.