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Slavery is Unconstitutional! It should be abolished! All men should be created equal!
We have a right to slavery! It runs our economy and we need slaves to work o our plantations and promote agriculture!
We are not the Whig Party anymore, we are the Republican party! We want to end slavery!!
The Birth Of The Republican Party
Senator Charles Sumner Protests Slavery in the South Hoping to Show Them That They Are Wrong and Gain More Free States
End Slavery! You slave owners are trash!
You have no right to be here! You will suffer the consequences!
Preston Brooks, a supporter of slavery, beats Charles Sumner with a cane for insulting his people and causing disturbance in the south. Brooks wants to assert his power over Sumner.
The Caning put Sumner in the hospital for several years and he was still reelected as senator and his seat was left vacant while he was hurt. The legacy of this event previewed the civil war and the Dred Scott case and other slavery conflicts to come.
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