References to the History of Presidential Administrations, 1789-1885, Issues 17-24

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Society for Political Education, 1885 - Presidents - 58 pages
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Page 25 - Thomas Jefferson. By John T. Morse, Jr. Daniel Webster. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Albert Gallatin. By John Austin Stevens. James Madison. By Sydney Howard Gay. John Adams. By John T. Morse, Jr.
Page 18 - But this momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union.
Page 53 - ... an uncalled-for intrusion into a field where the local and general interests of the United States of America must be considered before those of any other power save those of the United States of Colombia alone, which has already derived and will continue to derive such eminent advantages from the guarantee of this government.
Page 1 - America in which we live, it has been the author's purpose to describe the dress, the occupations, the amusements, the literary canons of the times ; to note the changes of manners and morals...
Page 12 - The acknowledgment of a definite line of boundary to the South Sea forms a great epocha in our history. The first proposal of it in this negotiation was my own, and I trust it is now secured beyond the reach of revocation. It was not even among our claims by the Treaty of Independence with Great Britain. It was not among our pretensions under the purchase of Louisiana— for that gave us only the range of the Mississippi and its waters.
Page 16 - ... without any effort on the part of Mr. Monroe or his friends. A caucus was called during the session of 1820; but only a few members attended it, and a resolution that it was not expedient to make any recommendation was adopted without opposition. The result of this election is well known. Mr. Monroe was elected by a vote which would have been absolutely unanimous had not one elector of New Hampshire, deeming it due to the memory of Washington that no President after him should share in the honor...
Page 58 - The good results therein foreshadowed have been more than realized. The system has fully answered the expectations of its friends in securing competent and faithful public servants and in protecting the appointing officers of the Government from the pressure of personal importunity and from the labor of examining the claims and pretensions of rival candidates for public employment. The law has had the unqualified support of the...
Page 14 - American statesmen," Mr. Sydney H. Gay has apparently taken pains not to err on the side of over-estimating Madison's position. " His title to fame," heeays, "rests, with the multitude, upon the fact that he was one of the earlier presidents of the republic. But it is that period of his career which least entitles him to be remembered with gratitude and respect by his countrymen " (p. 328). E. Biographies of President Madison's contemporaries. The Life of James Monroe, Secretary of State throughout...
Page 45 - An analytical index to the political contents of The Nation (with occasional references to other works), forming a record of politics and politicians in the United States, 1865-1882.
Page 55 - ... (Message and documents, 1884.) NOTE. — The Secretary of the Treasury also (Mr. McCulloch), in his annual report of the same date, emphatically recommends " that the existing duties upon raw materials which are to be used in manufacture should be removed.

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