An American History

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Page 316 - I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. ... I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD ! The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.
Page 644 - quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States. ARTICLE XIII. Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
Page 638 - law, or in the heads of departments. 3. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session. - SECT. III. He shall from time to time give
Page 420 - In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine is the momentous issue of ci-vil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without yourselves being the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it.
Page 398 - do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it ... or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all
Page 468 - this war is not waged . . . in any spirit of oppression, or for any purp'ose of conquest or subjugation, or of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those [seceding] states, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution.
Page 635 - United States, or in any department or office thereof. SECT. IX. 1. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808 ; but a tax or duty may be
Page 642 - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PROPOSED BY CONGRESS, AND RATIFIED BY THE LEGISLATURES OF THE SEVERAL STATES, PURSUANT TO THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I. Congress shall make no law
Page 202 - any false, scandalous, and malicious writings" against the government, either house of Congress, or the President, " or exciting against them the hatred of the good people of the United States, to stir up sedition," should be punished by a fine not exceeding $2000 and by imprisonment not exceeding two years.
Page 421 - If the cotton states shall decide that they can do better out of the Union than in it, we insist on letting them go in peace. . . . We hope never to live in a republic whereof one section is pinned to the residue by bayonets.

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