Slavery in the USA

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· Douglas hoped that northerners opposing his bill would quiet down after the bill was settled, but they became more furious · Antislavery critics wanted to prevent slavery from gaining a foothold in Kansas à Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company was found to help emigrants to settle down in Kansas à hundreds of settlers moved to Kansas · Alarmed proslavery groups also started to go to Kansas · When a territorial legislature was elected in March 1855 over 6000 votes were counted · ~ 5000 of these …

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…started to explode when in November 1855 a Kansan were killed by a proslavery man · On May 21st, Sheriff Jones, a proslavery, and a proslavery army marched into Lawrence and destroyed two printing presses and burned down several buildings · A few days later John Brown and seven other men, took revenge and massacred five people (they split open their skulls and cut off some of their hands) As a result civil war in Kansas broke out