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The Five~Interesting in Senate History

The Burnin&, of the Capitol


Dunng the War 01 1812. Bntish IlOOp$ occupy Washington. buildings prompted evacuate on flre, including fivo-hour D.C, the settJng numerouS government Capitol. Tho conllagrallon
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Moments
Arrival of Senator Mr. Smith
Capitol HIli was turned of Jefferson moral compass to re-evaluate towards spirit on Its ear by Smith. WideInspired their and the his tho .",val unerring

eyed deallsbe: JunlOf senator whose

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colleagues attitudes American

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sional debate over whether

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democracy

the build.ng or bum to death. Ulbmately. the Senate


voted 21-19 .Iong only aller .tt.chlng appropriating lor fort construction Oregon Temtory strICt party rider lunds In the lines to run for thelr lives, but

Smith was later reperforming

vealed to be not an actual senator, but rother .ctor J,mmy Stewart in the 101mMr. Srmth Goes to

Washington. The resulbng diSillUsionment tnggered cynicism from en onset 01 naUonal

wh1ch Amorlca

has never

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rocovered. Smith.

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August

24. 1814

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October

17. 1939

The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner


In retnbution Southerners for. spaech Insulting for their pro slavery beat Charles cane Though Sumner

views. South Carolina Representa' tive Preston Brooks Massachusetts Sumner Senalor

with a melaltopped unconscious.

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In the Senate chamber. rendered miraculously

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arose end retali.ated Sumner Federation

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With his trademarlc

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'",111 Clprd's 10 lA, polir-

Tnple 5upl,,)(," thereby retainIng the Senate Wrestling champIonship bell

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