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Favorable or Unfavorable #92: James Brooks


Favorable or Unfavorable #92: James Brooks  

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Rep. James Brooks (NY-D) is a good example of an anti-war Copperhead Democrat. NY had a lot of these politicians because of economic ties w/ the South. 

His actions:

Brooks, James 1860 Votes Constitutional Union as a former Whig
Brooks, James 1861 Seen as Fernando Wood's 2nd in command in leading the Copperhead anti-war Democrats
Brooks, James 1865 Democrats now favoring abolishing slavery
Brooks, James 1865 Minority nominee for Speaker
Brooks, James 1873 Censured for connection to Credit Mobilier scandal but dies soon after
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