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  1. Compromises Fail EQ: How did the Compromise of 1850 and Kansas-Nebraska Act fail to end the conflicts over slavery?

  2. Bleeding Kansas

  3. Bleeding Kansas Border “Ruffians”(pro-slavery Missourians)

  4. “The Crime Against Kansas” Congr. Preston Butler(D-SC) Sen. Charles Sumner(R-MA)

  5. John Brown’s Raid • After the Pottawatomie Massacre, Brown returned to New England and hatched a plot to raise an army to free slaves in the South • In 1859, he and 21 supporters (only 5 of which were AF AM) attacked the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

  6. John Brown’s Raid • He hoped to arm slaves with weapon’s gathered, but was surrounded by Colonel Robert E. Lee and his troops • Ten of his men were killed and the rest were captured • Brown was convicted of murder and treason and sentenced to death by hanging

  7. John Brown’s Raid • In his address to court he stated “. . I believe to have interfered as I have done, . . . in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it be deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit: so let it be done."

  8. John Brown: Madman, Hero or Martyr? Mural in the Kansas Capitol Buildingby John Stuart Curry (20c)