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T ENSION AND V IOLENCE IN K ANSAS AND N EBRASKA. P OPULAR S OVEREIGNTY : S TEPHEN D OUGLAS -"It will triumph & impart peace to the country & stability.

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1 T ENSION AND V IOLENCE IN K ANSAS AND N EBRASKA

2 P OPULAR S OVEREIGNTY : S TEPHEN D OUGLAS -"It will triumph & impart peace to the country & stability to the Union."-Stephen Douglas regarding popular sovereignty -Allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress -Wanted to avoid a national crisis over slavery in the federal territories

3 P OPULAR S OVEREIGNTY : S TEPHEN D OUGLAS -Popular sovereignty was invoked in the Compromise of It undid the Missouri Compromise

4 V IDEO

5 K ANSAS AND N EBRASKA A CT - Both wanted to become a state but didn't know if they would be a slave or a free state - Decided popular sovereignty would decide - The popular vote - 4 previous attempts were tried

6 S TEPHEN D OUGLAS "If the people of Kansas want a slaveholding state, let them have it, and if they want a free state they have a right to it, and it is not for the people of Illinois, or Missouri, or New York, or Kentucky, to complain, whatever the decision of Kansas may be."

7 I NVOLVING THE C OMPROMISE OF Douglas said it had the same principles of the Compromise of got support from the southerners

8 S ACKING AT L AWRENCE - The sacking of Lawrence ccurred when tensions mounted in Kansas between free-state and proslavery forces after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. -It was sacked because anti-slavery people founded the town, but the town was being turned into a proslavery town. -It was turning into a proslavery town because of the Missouri Compromise

9 C ONTINUED -The Missouri Compromise was later taken away and popular sovereignty was put in place. -People in the South didn't like this because the popular sovereignty law might take Kansas away from the South.

10 P OTTAWATOMIE M ASSACRE -John Brown became furoius because of the sacking of Lawrence. -John Brown killed 5 pro-slavery men -He was later arrest and hung

11 V OILENC IN THE S ENATE -Senator Charles Sumner gave a speech that made fun of the pro-slavery Senators -This speech was called "The Crime against Kansas" -The speech was mostly aimed at Senator Andrew Butler who was a supporter of slavery

12 C ONTINUED -A nephew of Andrew Butler, Preston Brooks, went to Charles Sumner office and struck him in the head with his cane. -This resulted in Charles Sumner to have brain damage -Sumner returned to the Senate 3 years later

13 P ICTURES

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16 W ORKS C ITED -"Lesson 3: The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery | EDSITEment." EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web. Web. 18 Oct "Chapter 10 The Union in Peril/Section 2 Protest, Resistance, and Violence." The American. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Print. -"A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, " Web. 18 Oct

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