Indeed, Jayhawking became a widely used synonym for stealing. Some prominent, influential and highly respected leaders were associated with Jayhawking.
Among them was James Henry Lane, the self-styled ‘Grim Chieftain,’ a lanky Hoosier demagogue whose biography included terms in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, a penchant for fiery oratory, and a tendency not to repay his debts.
Representatives of both viewpoints rushed to stake property claims and establish voting rights in the contested territory. The ensuing ‘War of the Wakarusa’ consisted more of diplomatic maneuvering than bloodshed, but it did cement the polarization and inflame passions in the area. The youth had been returning home to care for his widowed mother.
Hãy tận huỡng hạnh phúc mỉ mãn và sống đáng một cuộc đời.
6/12/2006 • America's Civil War The Civil War came early to Missouri and Kansas, stayed late, and was characterized at all times by unremitting and unparalleled brutality. The first formal military action in Missouri took place less than a month after the April 1861 Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, S. On May 10, Federal troops led by hotheaded Captain Nathaniel Lyon took over at gunpoint the arsenal at Camp Jackson, near St. Lyon’s soldiers brutally fired into a riotous mob of Southern sympathizers, leaving 20 people dead. Sterling ‘Pap’ Price led a last-gasp raid across the state. Louis because of overwhelming Federal strength there, Price’s troops struggled past Hermann, Boonville, Glasgow, Lexington and Independence before losing an engagement at Westport, now part of Kansas City, and retiring, exhausted, into Arkansas.
In 1854, Kansas was a territory, sparsely settled but a strong candidate for statehood under provisions of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which left the decision of slavery up to the residents of the territory.
At polar political extremes were the abolitionists and pro-slavery Southerners.