kansas bleeding

kansas bleeding

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  • The fight for Popular Sovereignty
  • This territory will be split in two! Into Kansas and Nebraska
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • This railroad will start in Memphis or New orleans to make the settlers happy
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Popular sovereignty for all!
  • The fight for popular sovereignty stared in 1854 when Stephan Douglas proposed to divide the large territory west of Iowa and Missouri into two new territories, Nebraska and Kansas. This contributed to Bleeding Kansas because it caused tension between many people in the states and between Abolitionists and the pro-slavery party.
  • The Sack of Lawrence
  • The transcontinental railroad was stared by Stephan Douglas who made a deal with southerners who wanted the railroad to start in Memphis or New Orleans. This contributed to the Kansas Bleeding because while approving this it caused great controversy between many settlers with different opinions.
  • The Pottawatomie Massacre
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act was introduced on January 23 1854 by Douglas. This act was to divide the area into two territories Nebraska in the North, and Kansas in the South. When passed it repealed the Missouri Compromise and would have Popular Sovereignty for both. It was put into law in May 1854.
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • The sack of Lawrence happened when antislavery settlers founded a town named Lawrence. A proslavery posse of 800 armed men went into their town to cary out the grand jury's will to arrest all the antislavery supporters. They burned down the antislavery headquarters, destroyed 2 printing presses' for printing newspapers and robbed many local houses and stores.
  • We enter Lawrence to cary out the grand jury's will
  • The Pottawatomie Massacre started when an abolitionist named John Brown thought that the posse that accomplished the grand jury's will and also killed five men. He decided to set out for revenge. On May 24th he and his followers went to the proslavery settlement and pulled five men from their beds, cut off their hands and stabbed them.
  • I will get revenge for what they did to these antislavery supporters
  • Bleeding Kansas was a collection of incidents throughout Kansas. Close to 200 people were killed. It had become a violent battlefield in a civil war.
  • The death of many settlers was named Bleeding Kansas
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