Bleeding Kansas

Bleeding Kansas

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  • Who do the Southerners think they are? Everyone knows we're against slavery.
  • Situation in the North after the Fugitive Slave  Act was passed
  • You know what will happen to you if you try to run away to the North like your dear friend.
  • Situation in the South
  • They think we will just sit here to look out for their runaway slaves and return them back
  • The Compromise of 1850 was supposed to be a solution for the people, but the Transcontinental Railroad complicates things in Kansas.
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act was proposed by Douglas on January 23, 1854. The territory of Kansas would be in the North and Nebraska would be in the South. This act repealed the Missouri Compromise and urged Popular Sovereignty for both territories.
  • The North will not stand for slavery!! We WILL abolish it.
  • The South is not going to let go of slavery!! We will continue slavery!
  • Pro & Anti-slavery advocates rush into the territories.
  • Pottawatomie Massacre - On the night of May 24, 1856, the radical abolitionist John Brown, five of his sons, and three other associates murdered five proslavery men at three different cabins along the banks of Pottawatomie Creek, near present-day Lane, Kansas.
  • Here lie the five proslavery men that were killed by John Brown's five sons and three other associates.
  • Violence in the Senate
  • You dare to mock my kinsman in your filthy speech!!! Down, you don't deserve any of this.
  • In his speech, Sumner, an advocate of antislavery verbally attacked senator Butler for his support of slavery. Senator Butler heard of this and went to confront Sumner. He hit Sumner on his head repeatedly with his cane, which caused Sumner to suffer from brain damage. Because of this incident, they both became heroes in their own places. It also provoked strong public response.
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