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John Brown an extreme abolitionist, murdered five men
The US Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act on May 30, 1854 and the territories of Kansas and Nebraska were created. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was allowed settlers in those territories to decide for themselves whether they would allow slavery in their territories. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was used to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which was used to prohibit slavery north of 36°30´ latitude. The North was against slavery and said the Missouri Compromise should be a valid and should be a long-term agreement.
John brown taking it to the extreme
On the night of May 24, 1856, John Brown, three of his sons and his son-in-law took Allen Wilkinson from his home and killed him with his broad sword. Early that night, they had murdered James P. Doyle and two of his sons. The Doyles were buried just about a half mile up the hill to the northwest. Sometime after midnight, they would move south of Pottawatomie Creek and murder William Sherman.