Stormfields

U.S. Sectionalism Timeline, 1855-1859

1855-1856: Rival Legislatures established in territorial Kansas Lecompton: Slave Topeka/Lawrence: Free State (Jayhawk)   November 1855: “Battle” of the Wakarusa River   May 19-20, 1856: Senator Charles Sumner’s two-day “Crime Against Kansas” speech