The Kansas-Nebraska Act

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3) The Kansas-Nebraska Act authorized the residents of a territory not only to determine the status of slavery there, but also to decide whether that territory would become a free or a slave state. Why did this solution fail and produce violence and bloodshed in Kansas? How do you view Brown’s actions after the destruction of the free-state town of Lawrence? 4) What was Brown’s goal at Harpers Ferry? In your view, did his plan had a realistic chance of working? Why do you think that Brown stayed in Harpers Ferry and refused to try to escape into, the mountainous terrain around him? According to Ken Chowder, the Father of American Terrorism John Brown was born in 1800, and grow up in Ohio. Brown married twice, and he had twenty children, but…show more content…
The goal of this act was to make the people of those countries vote and decide to be free or slave. Nebraska is Brown’s birthplace. This solution of Kansas-Nebraska Act failed because it created competition between antislavery and proslavery. Therefore, they established a war and bloodshed between the two proslavery and antislavery. In 1885, a pro-slavery from Missourians came to Kansas; said that they would vote for slave and kill anyone else who do not vote for the slave. “Border Ruffians,” said, “We came to vote, and we are going to vote or kill every God-damned abolitionist in the Territory.” (334) That’s annoyed Brown and made him furious. He started to earn money, collect weapons and soldiers. Brown and his group went to Kansas. In 1856, Brown and his group went to the proslavery James Doyle’s cabin. They killed Doyle and his family by cutting their head and arms off. Also, they killed two more men from the proslavery. According to Chowder, after Brown murdered a couple of people from the Border Ruffians. 250 from the Border Ruffians went to attack Brown and his follower at the Free-soil of Osawatomie. They called it the “Pottawatomie Massacre.” Brown’s had thirty men fighting for the country. “He fight hard, but Osawatomie burned to the ground.” (335) Brown’s actions after the destruction of the free-state town of Lawrence were like the president 's action. Everyone in Lawrence was talking about Brown, and they
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