Kansas

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State or Province
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John Brown's 1856 daguerreotype image captured in Kansas Personal
At Atchison, the Kansas Relief Committee reports on its efforts to aid the drought-stricken territory Crime/Disasters
Charles Robinson elected governor of Kansas in first election held under the Wyandotte Constitution Campaigns/Elections
Elias Disney born in Ontario, Canada Cultural
First railroad track ever laid in Kansas put down Battles/Soldiers
George Armstrong Custer has his first encounter with Plains Indians in eastern Nebraska. Battles/Soldiers
Horace Greeley arrives in Kansas on his tour of the West Cultural
Horace Greeley sets off from New York on his tour of the West Cultural
House of Representatives passes the Kansas Statehood Bill and sends it to the Senate Lawmaking/Litigating
In Kansas, a severe drought that will become the "Great Drought of 1860" starts to set in Crime/Disasters
In Kansas, tornadoes destroy homes and buildings Crime/Disasters
Kansas Democrats choose Stephen Douglas as their candidate for President Campaigns/Elections
Kansas Republicans win crushing victories in the state and federal elections. Campaigns/Elections
Kansas voters reject the Lecompton Constitution Campaigns/Elections
On campaign in western Kansas, Custer's Seventh Cavalry suffers a rash of desertions. Battles/Soldiers
On campaign in western Kansas, the Seventh Cavalry's second in command commits suicide. Battles/Soldiers
President Buchanan signs the bill to admit free Kansas as the 34th state of the Union Lawmaking/Litigating
The Wyandotte Constitution is put to a popular vote in Kansas Campaigns/Elections
Date Title
Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854
David Davis to Julius Rockwell, March 4, 1855
New York Herald, “The Kansas Question and the Anti-Slavery Disorganizers,” May 15, 1855
Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, August 24, 1855
Louisville (KY) Journal, "Exciting News from Kansas," December 3, 1855
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Affairs in Kansas," December 15, 1855
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Future Judged by the Past," January 1, 1857
New York Times, "Kansas Affairs," January 3, 1857
New York Times, “Message of Gov. Hamlin, of Maine,” January 9, 1857
New York Times, "Views of Senator Cameron on Public Affairs," January 22, 1857
New York Times, "Kansas Affairs," January 27, 1857
New York Times, “Affairs in Kansas,” February 9, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Affairs in Kansas,” February 12, 1857
New York Times, “The Question of Emancipation in Missouri,” February 14, 1857
New York Times, "The Joint Committee to Notify the President and Vice-President Elect," February 14, 1857
New York Times, “Kansas and the South,” February 25, 1857
New York Times, “Important from Kansas,” February 27, 1857
New York Times, “News from Kansas,” March 2, 1857
New York Times, "The American Party," March 3, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Affairs in Kansas,” March 5, 1857
New York Herald, “Practical Effect of the Dred Scott Judgment,” March 11, 1857
New York Times, “Massachusetts Legislature,” March 16, 1857
New York Times, “Corruption in Congress,” March 17, 1857
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Agitation of the Slavery Question," March 17, 1857
Carlisle (PA) American Democrat, "Resignation of Gov. Geary," March 19, 1857
New York Times, “A Few Words About Kansas,” March 20, 1857
New York Times, “Farewell Address of Governor Geary,” March 21, 1857
New York Times, “News from Kansas,” March 24, 1857
New York Times, “Governor Geary’s Last Interview with Mr. Buchanan,” March 28, 1857
New York Times, “Robert J. Walker’s Acceptance of the Governship of Kansas,” April 1, 1857
New York Times, “Mr. Walker’s Views in Regard to Slavery in Kansas,” April 1, 1857
New York Times, “Slavery in Missouri,” April 9, 1857
New York Times, “Dissatisfaction at Walker’s Appointment,” April 15, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “A Fire-Eater’s Meditation on the St. Louis Emancipation Victory,” April 23, 1857
New York Times, “Kansas Politics,” May 4, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Kansas Given Over By The South,” May 14, 1857
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Southern Rights," May 27, 1857
New York Times, “From Kansas,” June 2, 1857
New York Times, “Affairs in Kansas,” June 12, 1857
New York Times, “The ‘Governors’ of Kansas,” June 22, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Administration," June 25, 1857
New York Times, “Kansas,” June 30, 1857
New York Times, “Where is the South?,” July 11, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Kansas News,” July 30, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “A Mistake,” August 13, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Slavery in Oregon,” August 13, 1857
New York Times, “Slavery in Kansas,” June 22, 1857
New York Times, “Mr. Marcy on the Sumner Assault,” September 2, 1857
New York Times, “News From Kansas,” September 24, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Inconsistency,” October 1, 1857
New York Times, “South Carolina Senator,” October 12, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Evils of Organism,” October 15, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, "The Union," October 15, 1857
New York Times, “The Fall Elections,” October 17, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Collapse of Abolitionists,” October 22, 1857
New York Times, “Virginia Politics,” October 26, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Reports of the Kansas Press,” October 29, 1857
The Election—How Mr. Parrott, the Free State candidate was Chosen to Congress—He Receives his Certificate from Governor Walker
Washington (DC) National Era, “Douglas’s Organ on Kansas,” October 29, 1857
Boston (MA) Liberator, "Buchanan Democracy," October 30, 1857
New York Times, “Important Rumor,” October 31, 1857
New York Times, “News from Kansas,” November 13, 1857
New York Times, “The Republicans and Gov. Walker,” November 18, 1857
Stephen A. Douglas to John A. McClernand, November 23, 1857
New York Times, “The Kansas Constitution,” December 8, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Independence of Voting,” December 10, 1857
New York Times, "The Missing Walker," December 14, 1857
New York Times, “Governor Walker in Washington,” December 15, 1857
New York Times, “Secretary Stanton’s Call for an Extra Session of the Kansas Legislature,” December 17, 1857
New York Times, “The Fight in Congress,” December 18, 1857
New York Times, “The Republicans and Gov. Walker,” December 19, 1857
New York Times, “Governor Walker and General Cass,” December 24, 1857
Abraham Lincoln, Fragment of a Speech, circa December 28, 1857
New York Herald, “News from Kansas,” December 30, 1857
New York Times, “Southern Democratic Sentiment Concerning Northern Democrats,” December 30, 1857
Washington (DC) National Era, “Presidential Intervention Against Slavery,” December 31, 1857
New York Herald, "The Kansas Trouble in Congress," January 3, 1858
New York Herald, "Kansas," January 4, 1858
New York Herald, "The Slavery Question in Congress," January 5, 1858
New York Herald, "Kansas as a Slave State," January 7, 1858
John Murray Forbes to N. M. Beckwith, January 17, 1858
New York Herald, "The Approaching Conclusion of the Kansas Comedy," January 27, 1858
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "Admission of Kansas," February 10, 1858
New York Herald, “The United States Senators From Kansas,” February 20, 1858
New York Herald, "Political Agitation in this Metropolis," Febraury 26, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "A Noble Confession," February 27, 1858
(Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “Douglas in the Senate,” March 6, 1858
New York Times, “Douglas’ Kansas Speech,” March 24, 1858
Boston (MA) Herald, “Kansas as it Passed the Senate,” March 26, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Result in the House," April 7, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Rejection of Kansas," April 26, 1858
Salmon Portland Chase to James Shepard Pike, May 12, 1858
New York Times, "Kansas Affairs," June 3, 1858
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Voice of Kansas,” June 19, 1858
New York Herald, “The Hon. Joshua R. Giddings vs. the Administration and the Slave Power,” June 27, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Passage at Arms between Lincoln and Douglas in 1854," July 1, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” July 5, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Coming Home," July 7, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Senator Crittenden,” July 8, 1858
New York Herald, “Senator Douglas at Chicago,” July 12, 1858
Lawrence (KS) Herald of Freedom, "Prepare for the Fight," July 17, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "The Progress of Judge Douglas Through Illinois," July 19, 1858
New York Herald, "Lecompton to be Rejected," July 26, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Douglas Tottering!," July 29, 1858
John Jordan Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, July 29, 1858
New York Times, “The Kansas Election,” August 2, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Lecompton Constitution Rejected," August 9, 1858
New York Times, “Death of Lecompton," August 11, 1858
New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 13, 1858
New York Herald, “Political Joking," August 15, 1858
New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 22, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Faithful Witness,” August 27, 1858
Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
New York Times, “What will Kansas do Next?,” August 31, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Kansas Affairs,” September 5, 1858
New York Times, “Opposition Ratification Meeting in Philadelphia,” September 16, 1858
New York Herald, “Mr. English on the English Bill,” September 19, 1858
Newark (OH) Advocate, “The English Bill in Kansas,” September 29, 1858
New York Herald, “Treachery in Tammany,” October 9, 1858
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “A Great Ado about Nothing,” October 19, 1858
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Divided We Fall," October 25, 1858
New York Times, "The Illinois Election," November 5, 1858
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "A House Divided, &c.," November 17, 1858
(St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “What the English Bill has Done for Kansas,” November 27, 1858
New York Herald, “The Struggle Among the Virginia Democracy,” December 5, 1858
Boston (MA) Flag of Our Union, “Uncle Sam’s Farm,” December 11, 1858
New York Times, “From Kansas and Pikes Peak,” December 15, 1858
New York Times, “Further Outrages in Kansas,” December 28, 1858
New York Times, “The Kansas Troubles,” January 8, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
New York Times, “News from Kansas and Utah,” January 15, 1859
New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 29, 1859
Lawrence (KS) Herald of Freedom, “Crime is Crime,” February 5, 1859
Samuel Gridley Howe to John Murray Forbes, February 5, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Marshall’s Posse,” February 12, 1859
New York Times, “Admission of Oregon,” February 14, 1859
Boston (MA) Liberator, "Letters from Friends of the Cause," February 18, 1859
New York Times, “Boundaries of Oregon,” February 21, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Gold Regions of the West,” February 24, 1859
New York Times, “The Political Future,” February 26, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Congress,” February 28, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Slave Stealing in Missouri," March 8, 1859
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Kansas Constitutional Convention,” March 13, 1859
New York Times, “Dr. Doy of Kansas,” March 18, 1859
Ripley (OH) Bee, “Untitled,” March 19, 1859
Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Untitled,” March 22, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Free vs. Slave,” March 26, 1859
(Omaha) Nebraskian, “Ossowatamie [Osawatomie] Brown,” April 2, 1859
New York Herald, “The Late Scattering Elections,” April 6, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Douglas Organ on Slavery Extension,” April 14, 1859
New York Herald, “The Pike’s Peak Delusion,” May 29, 1859
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Land Speculations at the West,” June 5, 1859
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Kansas Gold Mines,” June 11, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Virginia Will Lead,” June 22, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Caught,” June 27, 1859
Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 28, 1859
New York Times, “The Slavery Question,” July 29, 1859
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Rights of Women in Kansas,” August 4, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune,“Constitution of Kansas,” August 12, 1859
Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, October 1, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Negro Insurrection!," October 20, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Old John Brown,” October 22, 1859
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak," October 22, 1859
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "Northern Impertinences with Regard to the Late Affair at Harpers Ferry," October 24, 1859
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "The Harper's Ferry Affair," October 25, 1859
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Madness of Brown,” October 25, 1859
Lydia Maria Child to John Brown, October 26, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Sketch of Captain John Brown," October 27, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Governor Wise on the Harper's Ferry Insurrection," October 27, 1859
Baltimore (MD) Sun, "More Harper's Ferry Disclosures," October 28, 1859
Lawrence (KS) Herald of Freedom, “Old John Brown,” October 29, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Game that Will Not Win," October 31, 1859
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Black Republican Ingratitude," November 3, 1859
New York Times, "The Brown Invasion Transplanted From Kansas," November 5, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Democratic Party and Old Brown,” November 8, 1859
John Thomas Lewis Preston to Margaret Junkin Preston, December 2, 1859
New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, December 12, 1859
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Admission of Kansas,” December 17, 1859
Washington (DC) National Era, "Prohibition of Slavery in Nebraska," January 19, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Harper’s Ferry Inquisition,” February 15, 1860
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “The Senate’s Inquisition,” February 24, 1860
New York Herald, “The Senate and Messrs Hyatt and Howe,” February 25, 1860
Charleston (SC) Courier, “John Brown’s Private Secretary,” March 8, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Worse than the Wilmot Proviso,” March 12, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Admission of Kansas,” April 13, 1860
New York Times, “A Bomb-Shell for Charleston,” April 19, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Mr. Buchanan’s Letter,” April 20, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Nomination,” April 21, 1860
Boston (MA) Liberator, “The Late Homicide in Kansas,” May 4, 1860
(Omaha) Nebraskian, “Monument to John Brown,” May 5, 1860
Ripley (OH) Bee, “The Admission of Kansas,” May 10, 1860
Newark (OH) Advocate, “How Mr. Buchanan’s Patronage Is Dispensed in Ohio,” May 11, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, “Kansas in the Senate,” May 23, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Kansas and Cuba,” June 2, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Sumner’s Speech,” June 8, 1860
New York Times, "Gov. Seward and John Brown," August 18, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, "Facts for the People," August 28, 1860
Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Distress in Kansas,” September 4, 1860
Ripley (OH) Bee, "Drouth in Kansas," October 18, 1860
(Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Don't Care,” November 3, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Kansas News,” November 23, 1860
John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, November 26, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Montgomery," December 1, 1860
(Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Vermont Personal Liberty Law,” February 9, 1861
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “News from the ‘All Hazard’ Boys,” June 1, 1861
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Kansas and the War,” August 3, 1861
Willard P. Hall to Abraham Lincoln, May 12, 1864
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