Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

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  • Fugitive Slave Act 
  • Any runaway slaves that go to the north, must be returned to South and to their master.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • No more Missouri Compromise... the Kansas-Nebraska Act makes more sense!
  • The Border Ruffians
  • If the border ruffians want to vote illegally, we'll make a rival government to stand up for what we believe in!
  • The Fugitive Slave Act was passed in 1850 as one of the agreements in the Compromise of 1850.
  • The Sack of Lawrence 
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 allowed for new territories to decide if they were a free or slave state by popular sovereignty. The Kansas-Nebraska Act took over the Missouri Compromise, which designated a line of latitude to be the separation of free and slave states.
  • The Pottawatomie Massacre 
  • The "Border Ruffians" came into Kansas and voted illegally, and set up a government. This got the anti-slavery people mad so they set up a rival government in Lawrence, Kansas. 
  • Kansas Joins the Union 
  • Since the public decided on the land being a free state, Kansas will enter the union as a free state and the 34th state. 
  • In the town founded by anti-slavery northerner, a group of proslavery went to the town and burned it to the ground, including houses, antislavery headquarters, newspapers and printing presses.
  • On May 24th, 1856, John Brown (antislavery) got revenge on the proslavery group that burned down Lawrence by murdering them.
  • The will pay for what they did!
  • After a series of battles between the proslavery people and the abolitionists, Kansas was admitted into the union as the 34th state in the United States. 
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