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Gette bleeding kansas cpii 2010

  1. 1. 1854: The Kansas Nebraska Act
  2. 2. <ul><li>Compromise of 1820 said Kansas and Nebraska would remain free states . </li></ul>1854: The Kansas Nebraska Act FREE 1820 Compromise
  3. 3. 1854: The Kansas Nebraska Act <ul><li>Democrat Stephen Douglas proposed that the popular sovereignty or the vote of the people should decide the issue of slavery in the territories . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Passed by congress </li></ul><ul><li>Overturned 36*30* line of the Missouri Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Proslavery and Antislavery supporters raced to the Kansas-Nebraska territories </li></ul>1854: The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  5. 5. Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854
  6. 6. <ul><li>1,200 Antislavery New England “ Free-Soilers ” quickly moved to Kansas to vote down slavery. </li></ul>“ Bleeding Kansas”
  7. 7. Missouri “Border Ruffians” <ul><li>Hundreds of Proslavery “ Border Ruffians ” from Missouri moved to Kansas to vote illegally leading to bloody clashes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Henry Ward Beecher’s Bibles <ul><li>Abolitionists in the New England Emigrant Aid Society sent Antislavery settlers rifles nicknamed “Beecher’s Bibles.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Bleeding Kansas” Border “Ruffians” (pro-slavery Missourians)
  10. 11. Bleeding Sumner
  11. 12. Bleeding Sumner <ul><li>In May, 1856 Massachusetts Republican Senator Charles Sumner gave a speech “ The Crime Against Kansas ” the day after a pro-slavery attack on Lawrence, Kansas </li></ul>
  12. 13. Bleeding Sumner <ul><li>Sumner criticized Senator Butler of South Carolina and called Southerners: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Hirelings picked from the drunken spew and vomit of an uneasy civilization .&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 14. Bleeding Sumner <ul><li>Two days later, on the floor of Congress , Butler’s nephew, Preston Brooks beat Sumner with his cane for insulting SC. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Bleeding Sumner
  15. 16. Bleeding Sumner <ul><li>Brooks resigned his seat in the House almost immediately, but was just as quickly re-elected and received an enormous number of canes in the process. </li></ul>
  16. 17. The Pottawatomie Creek Massacre <ul><li>Abolitionist John Brown and a small group of men hacked to death five proslavery settlers in the town of Pottawatomie on May 24, 1856. </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Pottawatomie Creek Massacre <ul><li>This attack was in retaliation for a pro-slavery attack against anti-slavery settlers and was two days after Senator Sumner was attacked. </li></ul>

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