popular sovereignty: In 1854, Douglas proposed to divide the territories into Nebraska and Kansas.
Kansas-Nebraska Act: A bill was introduced to divide the territories. If passed, it would repeal the Missouri Compromise and establish popular sovereignty for both territories.
This bill will divide the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and popular sovereignty will be established.
Let's cross the border and ruin the elections in Kansas
Kansas held an election for their territory in 1855. People crossed the border into Kansas and voted illegally. Violence soon erupted.
The Sack of Lawerence: Lawerence was a town settled by anti-slavery settlers. They were accused of being traitor and authories were called. Groups of proslavery men attacked the settlers and burned down their homes.
The Pottawatomie Massacre: Once John Brown had heard what had happened in Lawerence he took immediate action, desiring revenge.
I must have revenge for the fallen citizens of Lawerence!!!!!
Bleeding Kansas: A violent massacre had commenced in Kansas. 200 people had died and this was known as the most violent battle of the civil war.