Political Cartoon Events of the 1850s

Political Cartoon Events of the 1850s

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  • The Compromise of 1850
  • Northerner
  • We refuse to return runaway slaves and will not comply with the law. 
  • I propose a compromise...
  • Arguing over slavery will hurt the Union.
  • Southerner
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Free Soilers
  • Kansas will enter the Union on our side.
  • With the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, slavery issue in Kansas will be settled by popular sovereignty.
  • Pro-Slavery
  • Preston Brooks, Butler's distant cousin, beat Sumner over the head with his steel-tipped walking cane for insulting Butler in his speech. 
  • (spitting while talking) Slavery is Senator Andrew Butler's mistress.
  • Senator Charles Sumner
  • Brooks and Sumner: Bloody Congress
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