This is a bundle of two, highly animated, power point presentation on the events that took place in and around the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and one of the key players in the drama, abolitionist John Brown. There are a total of 32 slides in the presentations, all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
There were many political movements and events taking place in the country that would have profound implications on the future of the United States. Most of these were set in motion between 1830 and 1860, just prior to the Civil War. Many of these revolved around slavery and issues related to it, others had to do with the ever expanding continent and how the land would be distributed and others had to do with political control and direction.
Power point presentation #1, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 contains 18 slides and covers the following:
Map of 1854
Violence Breaks Out
“Bleeding Kansas” Douglas’ Plan Fails
Kansas: A Hotbed
Lincoln’s Peoria Speech
Impact of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
End of Presentation
John Brown was an abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States. During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown's followers killed five slavery supporters. He later led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with the multi-racial group's capture. Brown's trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging. Fiery in nature, some believed him to be a madman.
Power point presentation #2, John Brown, Martyr or Madman contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Conflicts in Kansas
Impact of The Kansas-Nebraska Act (2)
Harpers Ferry Attack (2)
Trial & Execution
Harpers Ferry Aftermath
Scary John Brown
This is one of several power point bundled presentations that I offer in my store on... Political Movements and Events.