Presentation on theme: "Kansas-Nebraska Act Divide unorganized territory into two territories: Kansas and Nebraska Settlers living in territories decide slavery by popular sovereignty."— Presentation transcript:
Kansas-Nebraska Act Divide unorganized territory into two territories: Kansas and Nebraska Settlers living in territories decide slavery by popular sovereignty.
Southerners Agree Agreed w/ the act b/c they were sure slave owners from Missouri would move into Kansas and win the popular vote.
Northern Outrage The Kansas Nebraska Act would repeal, or undo, the Missouri Compromise (36'30') Northerners call the act a "criminal betrayal of precious rights"
Bleeding Kansas Kansas becomes a testing ground for popular sovereignty. Proslavery and antislavery forces sent settlers to Kansas to win the vote. People from all over north and south continuously fought for control. So much blood was shed it became known as “Bleeding Kansas”
John Brown Abolitionist, who moved to Kansas to help make it a free state. John Brown, his four sons, and two other men drag five proslavery men from their beds and murder them. These killings led to more and more violence.
John Brown’s Raid 1859, John Brown carried his antislavery campaign from Kansas to the East. He led a group of five African Americans, to Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown planned to raid a federal arsenal, or gun warehouse. He planned to steal weapons to start a revolt. His raid is unsuccessful and he is captured and found guilty of murder and treason and is sentenced to death.