The American Statesman: A Political History Exhibiting the Origin, Nature and Practical Operation of Constitutional Government in the United States; the Rise and Progress of Parties; and the Views of Distinguished Statesmen on Questions of Foreign and Domestic Policy; with an Appendix Containing Explanatory Notes, Political Essays, Statistical Information, and Other Useful Matter (Google eBook)

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J.C. Derby, 1855 - Constitutional history - 1016 pages
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Contents

French revolution 109 Our relations with France 110 Proclamation
112
CHAPTER IX
121
CHAPTER X
135
INAUGURATION OF MR ADAMS RELATIONS WITH FRANCE SPECIAL SESSION
157
CHAPTER XIII
177
A new mission to France Dissensions in the administration 178180 Another
184
CHAPTER XIV
196
introduce slaTery into Indiana 209210 Amendment of the constitution
210
Reelection of Jefferson 212 Gunboat system 212213 Indiana and Orleans
218
British orders in council Berlin and Milan decrees of France 226228 Embargo
233
Early meeting of congress 247 British plot John Henry 248249 Measures
251
Reelection of Madison 262 Massachusetts and Connecticut disregard war orders
263
Peace concluded 274276 Gen Jackson and martial law at New Orleans 277
277
CHAPTER XX
284
Seminole war 289 c Ambrister and Arbuthnot 290 Trial and execution
296
CHAPTER XXII
304
CHAPTER XXIII
313
Meeting of the 18th congress 320 Tariff of 1824 321 c Vote on tariff bill
323
CHAPTER XXVI
352
Removal of the Indians 361 Treaty with the Creeks in Georgia 362 Contro
372
Trade with British colonies 382 c Mr Gallatin sent to England Negotiation
387
CHAPTER XXXI
403
THE WOOLENS BILL HARRISBURG CONVENTION TARIFF OF 1828 Additional duties on wool and woolen goods proposed 403405 Debate on
412
Mr Chiltons resolutions for retrenchment and reform 421 Abuses specified
422
CHAPTER XXXIII
428
Mr Jeffersons opinions of Adams and Jackson 428 c Qov Coles and
436
POLITICS OF 1808 MR ADAMS AND THE BOSTON FEDERALISTS CHARGE OF AN ATTEMPT TO DIVIDE THE UNION
442
Mr Adams charge against the federalists A specification requested 442
455
Another disunion project charged 459 Denial of Hayne 460 Reply of Mitchell
462
CHAPTER XLVIII
591
CHAPTER XLIX
600
McLanes resignation 617 Appointment of cabinet officers 617 Rejection
619
CHAPTER LI
630
THE ANTISLAVERT QUESTION DISCUSSION IN CONGRESS INCENDIARY PUBLI
640
Effects of antislavery operations 640 Case of Williams Rewards for aboli
653
CHAPTER LIV
666
Inauguration of Mr Van Buren Address 677 State of the country Specie
688
Mr Prestons resolutions for annexing Texas 703 His speech 704709
704
Insurrection in Upper Canada 712 Affair of the Caroline 713 Facts relating
722
CHAPTER LXI
740
Mr Adams and the dissolution of the union 756758 Resolutions of censure
766
ANNEXATION OF TEXAS THE PROJECT DEFEATED DEATH Or SECRETARIES UPSHUR AND GILMER
794
Messrs Clay and Van Burens letters on annexation 799808 Baltimore conventionsnomination of Clay and Polk 809 Mr Clays position 810 Oregon
814
Postage act
831
Mr Folks inauguration and address 831 882 His cabinet 832 Death of
841
THE OREGON QUESTION
849
CHAPTER LXIX
865
Attack upon the tariff of 1842 Presidents message 865867 Secretarys
874
General Taylor and the presidency 874876 Nominations of Gen Cass and
880
Territorial government for Oregon Dix and Calhoun 884886 Mr Claytons
891
INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR CONTEST FOR THE CHOICE OF SPEAKER COMPROMISE OF I860
902
THE COMPROMISI OT 18SO CONTINUED SPEECHES OF MESSRS SEWARD AND CASS
937
Congress meets December 1853 Election of speaker 940 Presidents mes
944
APPENDIX
953
Articles of Confederation
959
Constitution of the United States
966
Statistics
997
Index
1005

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Page 497 - ... that to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party : that the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers...
Page 196 - Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.
Page 122 - There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.
Page 572 - Government. The Congress, the Executive, and the court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.
Page 942 - That the foregoing proposition covers and was intended to embrace the whole subject of slavery agitation in Congress ; and therefore the democratic party of the Union, standing on this national platform, will abide by and adhere to a faithful execution of the acts known as the compromise measures, settled by the last Congress, the "act for reclaiming fugitives from service or labor...
Page 935 - North of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, excepting only such part thereof as is included within the limits of the State contemplated by this act, Slavery and involuntary servitude, otherwise than in the punishment of Crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall be, and is hereby forever prohibited...
Page 173 - States," and from its extreme anxiety to guard these rights from every possible attack of sophistry and ambition, having with other States, recommended an amendment for that purpose, which amendment was, in due time, annexed to the Constitution, it would mark a reproachful "inconsistency, and criminal degeneracy, if an indifference were now...
Page 490 - By the Constitution of the United States the President is invested with certain important political powers, in the exercise of which he is to use his own discretion, and is accountable only to his country in his political character, and to his own conscience. To aid him in the performance of these duties, he is authorized to appoint certain officers who act by his authority and in conformity with his orders.
Page 424 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 485 - The Charter of the Bank of The United States expires in 1836, and its Stockholders will most probably apply for a renewal of their privileges. In order to avoid the evils resulting from precipitancy in a measure involving such important principles, and such deep pecuniary interests, I feel that I cannot, in justice to the Parties interested, too soon present it to the deliberate consideration of the Legislature and the People.

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