Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

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  • Tension in Kansas:Popular Sovereignty
  • Stephen Douglas developed a proposal to divide the areas,Nebraska and Kansas, into two territories. The difficult thing about it was that he didn't know if her should make Nebraska open to slavery and that it laid north of the Missouri Compromise line.
  • The Sack of Lawrence 
  • 800 armed men swept into Lawrence to carry out the grand jury's will. The posse burned down the antislavery headquarters,destroyed two news paper printing presses,and looted many houses and stores. Newspapers called the event, "The Sack of Lawrence".
  • The Pottawatomie Massacre
  • John Brown believed that God had called him to fight slavery.He had the mistake that the proslavery posse in Lawrence had killed five men.On May 24, Brown and his followers pulled five men from their beds and hacked off their hands.
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