5 Pro-slavery Men Murdered

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Jefferson Davis sent James Gadsden to purchase a 29,000 square mile piece of land South of the Rockies from Mexico. Davis and another southerner planned to have a southern railroad route to the west. Then a senator from Illinois(Stephen Douglas) introduced a bill to build a route north. He knew he would have to gain Southern leaders support so he would reopen Kansas and Nebraska to slavery. This land was closed to slavery due to the Missouri Compromise 36'30". Their was not enough money to build both routes. Many voted for Douglas's bill. This bill was then signed and angered many. To claim this land an settle it was a bloody race.

John Brown Takes Abolitionist to the Next Level

May 24, I was woken by such a unwelcoming sound. I thought it may have just been a dream until I looked out my window. There in the middle of town stood a man beating men until death. He would hit, and hit them again. I knew it was because they were Pro-slavery, but I couldn't do anything about this. This night was only three days after the town Lawrence was burn't down, and two days after Senator Sumner was beaten. This was just another chain reaction to the horrible events due to the Kansas-Nebraska act. I have now found out through other witnesses that the mans name was John Brown. He was out to kill the pro-slavery men because he finally was realizing how harsh slavery was. But John didn't realize he was being harsh as well by killing fathers in front of their families. This was no way to end slavery but John Brown thought it was necessary to get his point across as to Notherners were not happy with the Kansas-Nebraska act.

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