The Beating Of Charles Sumner Analysis

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One of the events that pushed the country to war is the Beating of Charles Sumner in 1856. One day Charles Sumner spoke in the Senate about the problems in Kansas in his Crimes Against Kansas speech. In his speech he spoke about how popular sovereignty would not work in Kansas due to the violence with the antislavery and proslavery groups. Also, he talked about how Stephen Douglas and Andrew Butler were evil because they supported this plan. When he was giving this speech Andrew Butler was out so Charles Sumner said bad things about Andrew Butler,“The senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made

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