History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent, Volume 6

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D. Appleton, 1884 - United States
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Contents


The furtraders induce Lord North to retain the interior American posts Pitt
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JanuaryMarch 1783
59
Methods of general revenue
65
Washingtons meditations His appeal to the governor of Virginia 70 Conduct of Gates His plan of action Armstrongs anonymous address 71 Washing...
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How the army was disbanded and how it was paid 82 Washingtons legacy to the people 83 The opportunity of the citizens of America 84 The necess...
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How Washingtons legacy was received in Connecticut 90 In Delaware In Pennsylvania 91 In South Carolina
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In New York In Massachusetts
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In Virginia 95 In Maryland In congress Riot in Philadelphia 97 Congress adjourns to Princeton 97 Rivalry for the site of the federal government 97 ...
99
An envoy from the Dutch republic 104 Madison forced to retire by the rule of rotation
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Four motives to union 110 Congress declines to lead the way England compels union 111 The views of Virginia Ill Jefferson describes the United Sta...
113
Patrick Henry disposed to increase the power of congress
121
National measures of Virginia 121 Jefferson enforces union
122
Washingtons tour to the West 125 His scheme of internal navigation His report to Governor Harrison 126 Lafayette in the United States 127 Washin...
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Grayson favors the prohibition of slavery
134
Bowdoin recommends a federal convention 140 Instructions to the Massachusetts delegates 140 Movements in New Hampshire and Rhode Island In ...
141
The objections of Richard Henry Lee 144 Monroe wishes his measure delayed Congress regrets Madison 145 The Massachusetts delegates disobey th...
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Their reasons Bowdoins reply 146 The effect 147 The American commissioners for treaties meet with a rebuff from England 147 John Adams and K...
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State of religion in the colonies 154 Virginia disestablishes the church 155 Hawley and the inquisition into faith by the temporal power 155 Decline o...
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The statute in French and Italian 159 The Protestant Episcopal church of the United States 159 The Methodists Their missionaries in America 160 Th...
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The court and the legislature of Rhode Island in conflict
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The laws of New York Of New Jersey 170 Of Pennsylvania 171 Of Delaware Of Maryland Of Georgia Of South Carolina 172 Of North Carolina Of ...
175
His perfect amiability His exemplary life 180 His religion His hatred of war
181
Plan for a federal convention
187
Discussions in New York city 192 New York retains the collecting of the revenue
193
Only five states appear Their extreme caution in their report
196
The decision of New York The insurrection in Massachusetts 200 Its legislature accepts the invitation from Annapolis 201 So do South Carolina and ...
203
Hia station and character 209 Virginia unites under the lead of Madison 209 Shall the convention vote by states? Arrival of delegates 210 Their jarrin...
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Limited power of the delegates from Delaware 211 Position of Rhode Island Character of the delegates
211
One branch to be directly chosen by the people 216 Extent of the federal legislative powers 217 The right to negative any state law denied Coercion ...
218
Shall there be unity in the executive? Shall it be chosen by the people? 220 Its period of service 220 How to be chosen How to be removed 221 Spee...
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Term of office and qualifications of representatives 229 Of senators The work of the committee ended
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How his plan was received
237
The Virginia plan reported to the house 238 CHAPTER III THE CONNECTICUT COMPROMISE From the Nineteenth of June to the Second of July...
243
Navy and militia Clause on the militia
313
North Carolina will join South Carolina and Georgia on the question
319
July August and September 1787 The choice of the president a difficult problem How shall he be chosen?
326
The convention votes for a single executive to be chosen by the legislature for seven years and to be ineligible 331 The decision not accepted as final...
332
And the vote to be counted by the senate
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A summary statement of the method adopted 339 Election of the vicepresident
341
State of the president while on trial Judgment in case of impeachment
347
Protection against erroneous judgments 352 By the court By congress By the good sense of the land
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Motion for a bill of rights defeated No title for the president 559
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Of a university No state to trespass on the rights of another state
361
An amendment adopted at the wish of Washington 366 Appeals of Morris and Hamilton to every one to sign the constitution 366 Three refuse 366 T...
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Is supported by New York Propositions of New Jersey
373
But amendments may be proposed in the state convention 378 Plan for a second federal convention
379
Long debates upon it
382
Speech of iindley
388
The Connecticut convention Speeches of Ellsworth and Johnson 394 James Wadsworth and answers to him 394 Wise conduct of Hancock 395 Mass...
395
The convention wavering
401
THE CONSTITUTION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE MARYLAND AND SOUTH CAROLINA
409
The constitution in South Carolina Attitude of its assembly 414 Debate between Lowndes and Pinckney
415
The convention organized 211
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From May 1785 to the Twentyfifth of June 1788 Jays negotiation with Gardoqui 421 Alarm of the southern states 422 Danger of a separation of the ...
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Mason and Madison on the slavetrade 431 And Tyler Henry fears emancipation by the general government
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THE CONSTITUTION
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Bow the constitution is to be amended 447 The United States a continental republic 447 A federal republic with complete powers of government 448...
449
Clinton recommends the encouragement of manufactures
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Ib divided by parties 461 Amendments proposed The decision postponed
462
The Virginia assembly demands a second federal convention 465 Lee and Grayson elected senators 465 Connecticut refuses a second convention An...
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Of John Adams 408
471
Convention of North Carolina 460
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Power to cut canals negatived 360
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Letters from Washington 379
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CHAPTER II
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Page 472 - Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as .deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people.
Page 126 - The Western States (I speak now from my own observation) stand as it were upon a pivot. The touch of a feather would turn them any way.
Page 292 - We, the people of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish, the following Constitution for the government of ourselves, and our posterity : ARTICLE I.
Page 218 - Confederation, and moreover to legislate in all cases to which the separate States are incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation ; to negative all laws passed by the several States contravening, in the opinion of the National Legislature, the Articles of Union, or any treaty subsisting under the authority of the Union...
Page 161 - They are now at full liberty simply to follow the Scriptures and the primitive church. And we judge it best that they should stand fast in that liberty wherewith God has so strangely made them free.
Page 148 - I have done nothing in the late Contest, but what I thought myself indispensably bound to do, by the Duty which I owed to my People. I will be very frank with you. I was the last to consent to the Separation, but the Separation having been made and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the Friendship of the United States as an independent Power.
Page 106 - With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 390 - Under the Articles of Confederation each State retained its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right not expressly delegated to the United States.
Page 374 - That the said report, with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same, be transmitted to the several legislatures, in order to be submitted to a convention of delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves of the convention made and provided in that case.
Page 158 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief...

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