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Caning Of Charles Sumner

On May 22, 1856, the "world's greatest deliberative body" became a combat zone.  In one of the most dramatic and deeply ominous moments in the Senate's entire history, a member of the House of Representatives entered the Senate chamber and savagely beat a senator into unconsciousness

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(1856) A dramatic portrayal of the caning of Charles Sumner in Congress, which inflamed sectional passions in 1856. From left to right - Robert Toombs, Stephen Douglas, an unidentified man, John J. Crittenden, Lawrence M. Keitt, Preston Brooks, and Sumner. (Currier & Ives)

One of the most publicized events that occurred in Bleeding Kansas was when Ruffians ransacked Lawrence, Kansas. Then one day later, in the U.S. Senate, Democratic Congressman, Preston Brooks, attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a cane after Sumner spoke out against Southerners responsible for violence in Kansas

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The Caning of Charles Sumner: Honor, Idealism, and the Origins of the Civil War (Paperback)

The Caning of Charles Sumner: Honor, Idealism, and the Origins of the Civil War

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Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity and Presentation

Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity • Events Leading Up to the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity Events include: • U.S. Constitution • Rise of Abolitionist Movement • Underground Railroad • Missouri Compromise • Free Soil Party • Compromise of 1850 • Fugitive Slave Law • Uncle Tom's Cabin • Kansas-Nebraska Act • Caning of Charles Sumner • "Bleeding Kansas" • Dred Scott v. Sandford • Creation of the Republican Party • Lincoln-Douglas Debates • John Brown's…

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