Senate floor gets bloody
Preston Brooks beats Charles Sumner within inches of death
How did the Kansas and Nebraska Act lead to this???
It was a horrific day on the senate floor yesterday. Nobody could believe what they saw. Preston Brooks of South Carolina who was so outraged and angry about Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner's antislavery speech, he attacked him with his cane. Brooks was so upset, he swore to take vengeance of his own. Charles Sumner was hit over and over and left within inches of death. They say it will take years to recover from the beating. Representative Preston Brooks is being hailed as a hero in the south, but the North would like to beat him with their own canes.
By, Colin Wahlers