How Did John Brown's Raid

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The cartoon states that the events that happened in Kansas were forced. Pro-slavery settlers poured into Kansas to sway the votes in their favor, turning Kansas into a slave-state. The cartoon shows Democrats pushing slavery into the anti-slavery Kansas citizen. Behind them lays the violence that Bleeding Kansas brought. The Southern newspaper editorials treated John Brown’s raid as if he is trying to undo the natural fabrics of American society. He is a madman trying to impose his blood-thirsty views on the American public. Brown intends to cause war and disunion in hopes that slaves would rise up with him and fight back. The Southern papers of Austin stated that although the Democratic Party was beat in Texas,
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