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James K. Polk Stephen Watts Kearny Winfield Scott Alexander Doniphan Nicholas Trist John C. Calhoun Lewis Cass James Marshall Henry Clay Stephen A. Douglas Sherman Booth Margaret Garner Harriet Beecher Stowe Narcisco Lopez William Crittendon Franklin Pierce William Walker : (1824-1860) Walker was an American Filibuster (someone who engages in an unauthorized military expedition into a foreign country to foment or support a revolution or a pirate) and attempted to capture several Latin-American countries. He ruled as President of Nicaragua from 1856-1857. He was executed by the government of Honduras William Walker convinced many Southerners of the desirability of creating a slave-holding empire in tropical Latin America. The one lasting result of his exploits was to bring upon the people of the United States a distrust and suspicion which Central America possesses to the present day. Preston Brooks: Brooks was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina, known for severely beating Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate in response to a perceived insult. His first cousin, Matthew Butler, was a Confederate general. (The caning of Sumner) He beat Sumner because of a speech he had made three days prior in which Sumner singled out General Butler, Brooks cousin, mocking him for his physical handicap and for embracing
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slavery. After Brooks had caned Sumner, South Carolinians sent more canes to the capital to Brooks with "Hit him again" written on them. He was a hero in the south but in the north he was regarded as a cowardly barbarian. The caning of Sumner was proof for the north that the south were the ones out of control and barbaric slave owners. The caning of Sumner was one of the events that lead John Brown to his massacre at Potawatomie Creek. Charles Sumner:
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course HIST 220 taught by Professor Hamblin during the Winter '12 term at BYU.

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