The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1854-1856. Kansas-Nebraska bill. Buchanan's election. 1885

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Callaghan, 1885 - Constitutional history
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Page 483 - farmers, and moonstruck theorists ? All the northern, and especially the New England states, are devoid of society fitted for the well-bred gentleman. The prevailing class one meets with is that of mechanics struggling to be genteel, and small farmers who do their own drudgery; and yet who are hardly fit for association with a southern gentleman's body-servant
Page 67 - The clause is found in the national constitution, and not in that of any state. It does not point out any state functionaries, or any state action to carry its provisions into effect The states cannot, therefore, "be compelled to enforce them; and it might well be deemed an
Page 483 - The Muscogee Herald, Ala., writes: " Free Society! we sicken of the name. What is it but a conglomeration of greasy mechanics, filthy operatives, small-fisted farmers, and moonstruck theorists ? All the northern, and especially the New England states, are devoid of society fitted for
Page 89 - You ask if he, the pope, were lord in the land and you were in a minority, if not in number, yet in power, what would he do to you ? That we say would depend entirely on circumstances. If it would benefit the cause of Catholicism he would tolerate you if expedient,
Page 68 - exercise of the power of interpretation, to insist that the states are bound to provide means to carry into effect the duties of the national government, nowhere delegated or intrusted to them by the constitution." Peters' Rep. XVI., pp. 615, 616; Curtis, XIV., p. 424.
Page 368 - Believing that the spirit of our institutions, as well as the constitution of our country, guarantees liberty of conscience and equality of rights among citizens, we oppose all legislation impairing their security.
Page 17 - island; and it must be evident that, if the negro population of Cuba. were rendered free, that fact would create a most powerful element of, resistance to any scheme for annexing Cuba to the United States, where slavery exists." Congr. Globe, 1st Sess., 34th Congr,
Page 17 - in the United States as one of the ablest achievements of American diplomacy. , 'We read in the message of Dec. 6, 1852: "I have, however, In, common with several of my predecessors, directed the ministers, of France and England to be assured that the United
Page 358 - been placed upon a platform of which I most heartily approve, and that can speak for me. Being the representative of the great Democratic party, and not simply James Buchanan, I must square my conduct to the platform of that party, and insert no new plank nor take one from it.
Page 86 - Article 3 of the constitution read: " The object of this organization shall be to resist the insidious policy of the Church of Rome, and other influence against the institutions of our country, by placing in all offices in the gift of the people, or by appointment, none but native-born Protestant citizens." And in Article 3 on the requirements which

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