||According to the Missouri Compromise of 1820,
all territory north of 36 degrees 30 minutes latitude will be free of
||The Kansas-Nebraska act divides the Nebraska
Territory in two, popular sovereignty is decided as the means to decide if
if Kansas or Nebraska are free or slave states. Soon proslavery and anti-slavery proponents come
head-to-head in a fight over Kansas.
||John Brown and six companions murder five
pro-slavery men and boys at Pottawatomie Creek, Ks., part of a war of
revenge that leaves 200 dead.
||Kansas is admitted as a free state.