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i have to speak against Benjamin Butler based on the Baltimore riots which took place in 1861 and then resulting in martial law in Maryland. what are some points i can use against him?

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  1. You could maintain that Butler and the federal government had no right to occupy Maryland and declare martial law. His confiscation of slaves seems to be also unconstitional.

    http://www.mdoe.org/riots_balt_1861.html

    http://www.impeach-andrewjohnson.com/11BiographiesKeyIndividuals/BenjaminButler.htm

    http://www.nndb.com/people/171/000102862/

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