Massacre in the Night

Kansas-Nebraska act getting out of hand

The Kansas-Nebraska act was originally created by Stephen Douglas to complete the transcontinental rail road but in the end it caused more harm then good. The act would push aside an act that has been in play for over 30 years and has worked wonderfully the Missouri Compromise. This also caused the need for a new political party the Republicans. These states were pushed in to popular sovereignty which caused a bloody race to settle them.

Bloody night in Kansas

On the night of may 24th a stern evangelical who believed that he was God's chosen instrument to end slavery and 4 other New Englanders took 5 men from there bed and dragged them from there homes and brutally murdered them in front of there families.