Sumner Brooks


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  • Sumner Brooks Fiasco May, 1856
  • Brooks
  • How dare he...
  • During the two-day speech, "The Crime Against Kansas"
  • Senator Butler should know slavery is polluting in the sight of the world! It's all his fault! 
  • Sumner
  • A few days later...
  • Senate Chamber 
  • I am Butler's nephew! I can not BELIEVE you disrespected my family in such a public way! You will pay!!!
  • Please stop hitting me, I am sorry!
  • Sumner was beat so bad, he was left unconscious which had an effect on him for the next three years. He was disabled from his duties and resumed to them after he became stable again. 
  • Brooks became a hero in the South!
  • Legacy: The huge fiasco created a divide between the North and South regarding slavery.
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