them. Afterwards Brown and his men made off to plot more. What these men did was brave and symbolicthat the south can not do what they want and get away with it or their ideals.Death is Merely a Cane’s Length AwayRonni Chavez[Date]On May 19, 1856, our beloved, abolitionistMassachusetts Senator Charles Sumner gave hisspeech on reasons why the territory of Kansasshould be omitted as a free state instead of a slavestates. As most of you know, the Kansas-NebraskaAct completely bypasses the MissouriCompromise and makes it the North’s duty toprotect this land from any further spread of harshand cruel slavery. The insolent South is makingthe job more problematic than it needs to be bypopulating Kansas and swaying the votes. Heargued with compassion and fervor about thenoble Northern ways of abolishing slavery fromall lands of the United States. “From the beginningof our history the country has been afflicted withCarolina’s Senator Andrew Butler, came up toSumner, who was working peacefully at his desk,and repeatedly beat Sumner with his cane.Sumner, a man of peace and equality, defendedhimself bravely but was grievously wounded bythe insidious slavery advocate. As of now, Sumneris recovering from recent events and willhopefully be able to return to the Senate in aspeedy fashion. Though Brooks’s crimes wereheinous, he did not receive equal reprimands.Instead, Brooks was fined a meager $300 and isallowed to continue his work as a Senator.This is an outrageous crime committed bythe South. It is clear as glass that the South knowshow to act, not with civilized dignity, but, instead,
compromise,” stated Sumner. “It is bycompromise that human rights have beenabandoned.” However, instead of a calmdiscussion between two senators, the Southresponds with foolish violence.Within a mere two days of Sumner’sspeech, Preston Brooks, cousin to South with barbaric force. There is now no way tocommunicate with the Southern States and wemust leave them in their oblivious world ofenslavement and subjugation. We should now, asrespectable states do, continue our war againstslavery and hope for a more unified union in thefuture to come. Charles SumnerPreston Brooks attacking Charles SumnerUncle Tom’s Cabin: Life Among the LowlyMegan[Date]“The Greatest Book of its Age”, as it should berecognized, Uncle Tom’s Cabinby the renownedangel herself, Harriet Beecher Stowe, will foreverchange the way America views slavery. From herwe hear the words, "I would write something thatwould make this whole nation feel what anaccursed thing slavery is", and that with which wetake from this is an ill-fated guilt from our actionsas a united nation. Across the north, readers havebecome acutely aware of the horrors of slavery ona far more personal level than ever before,following the life of Tom, an enslaved man livingon the Shelby plantation, with such a stout innerreligious faith that it strengthens him in movingtowards his fate in Louisiana to escape slavery.