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"England, in our origin, law, literature, and free institutions, is our mother." Senator Andrew Pickens Butler 1853


Andrew Pickens Butler U.S. Senator from South Carolina from 1846 until his death in 1857 co-authored the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 with Senator Stephen Douglas undoing the Missouri Compromise which lead to battles between pro and anti-slavery forces in what was known as “Bleeding Kansas.” Butler also has a prominent connection to another famous event which is seen as an escalation of hostility which would eventually lead to the Civil War that being the… 746 more words

'Drunk History' recap: Guess who's coming to dinner

Season 2 | Episode 5 | “Charleston” | Aired July 29, 2014

This week, Drunk History sails into Charleston, South Carolina, a city of palm trees, old buildings and civil rights movements. 890 more words