why northerners resented the FSA
it required them to help search for runaway slaves, it placed fines on them if they didn't cooperate, and it jailed them if they helped slaves escape.
because of this, the northerners could no longer ignore the fact that by supporting this, they played an important role in slavery
The Fugitive Slave Act
many who drafted this bill to organize territorial governments for the nebraska territory in 1854
Stephen A Douglas
to get southern support of the K-N Act, this happened
Stephen A Douglas decided to allow the territories to decide if they wanted to be a free or slave state
in march 1855, there were more proslavery settlers than antislavery settlers in the territory. But the proslavery forces didn't want to risk losing the election so this happened
5000 Missourians crossed the Kansas border to vote in the election illegally
in may a porslavery mob attacked this town and destroyed offices and the house of the governor of the antislavery government
to avenge the sack of lawrence, this man and seven other men went to the cabins of several proslavery people and murdered 5 people. This became known as the Pottawotomie Massacre.
in the spring of 1856, this man delivered a speech attacking the proslavery forces in Kansas and made fun of A.P. Butler, a south carolina senator
Charles Sumner of Massachusetts
This man defended Butler and the south by hitting Charles Sumner with his cane over 30 times