Good evening, I'm Stephan Douglass and I started the Kansas Nebraska Act
There was a dispute between which states should be slave or non slave states, so then popular sovereignty was introduced which is the people of the states get to pick whether their state is free or a slave state.
The Kansas Nebraska Act was when Stephen Douglass made the Nebraska Territory split into two. The issue of slavery and non slavery made these two states under popular sovereignty.
North and South settlers filled Kansas since both wanted to debate whether they were for or against slavery. Border Ruffians voted illegally. Lecompton was where proslavery was established. A rival government was established by abolitionists in Topeka. This led to many disputed between North and South America.
Topeka Anti Slavery
Pro slavery called for Lawrence inhabitants traitors and sent sheriffs to capture the common people. They destroyed the printing press and they burned the antislavery organization. Settlers heard about what happened and decided to fight for the proslavery settlers. They wanted to prove that they are worth something. Tensions rose and this event escalted towards Bleeding Kansas.
Behind History "The Sack of Lawrence"
The Sack of Lawrence led to John Brown who was an abolitonist who had the wrong impression that the proslavery posse in Lawrence had killed 5 men. He took the decision to pull 5 men out of their beds from the proslavery settlement of Pottawatomie Creek, hacked off their hands, and stabbed them with broadswords. This showed the revenge was near between Northerners and Southerners.
REVENGE IS ON!
Massachusetts senator, Charles Sumner, verbally attacked his colleagues for their support of slavery. The Pattawatomie Creek was later known as the Pattawatomie Masscure. He was abusive to Andrew P. Butler of South Carolina. Preston S. Brooks, Andrew P. Butler's nephew, walked into the Senate and lifted up his cane. He struck Sumner repeatedly. Sumner then suffered shock and permanent brain damage. Southerners applauded while Northerners saw this as another example of Southern brutality and antagonism toward free speech.
"I'm going to beat you till you bleed."
The events mentioned previously is what led to "Bleeding Kansas." The Pottawatomie Massacure and the Sack of Lawrence is what led to Kansas killing about 200 people and it was a violent battlefield in the Civil War.