Sumner Brook Fiasco

Sumner Brook Fiasco
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  • "We don't need slavery in Kansas"
  • "This is an outrage!"
  • "Don't ever insult my uncle in that manner!"
  • In May of 1856, Charles Sumner of MA gave the speech "The Crime Against Kansas". He directed this speech against Senator Andre P. Butler of SC.
  • Preston Brooks is enraged by the general viciousness of the speech against his uncle, Andrew P. Butler.
  • Preston Brooks approached Charles Sumner at his desk in the Senate Chamber and beat him with a heavy cane.
  • The injuries Charles Sumner received were so severe that he was unable to return to the Senate Chamber for 4 years.
  • Throughout the North, Sumner became a martyr to the barbarism of the South
  • Brooks also became a hero for the South by defending the institution of slavery
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