History of the United States of America Under the Constitution: 1817-1831. 1885

W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1885

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Congress reassembles Seminole question discussed
Free and slave States admitted Indiana Mississippi Illinois
Change in management of bank Cheves president defalca
Our foreign diplomacy Spain England
British suppression of the slave trade cooperation of
Abolition in slave States ceases treatment of free blacks
American Colonization Society its objects illicit slave trade
Agitation at the north protest against the territorial extension
Proceedings in Congress Pinkney and King in debate
Compromise agreed upon Maine admitted Missouri with
Effect of Missouri compromise act considered
Death of George III
Objections in Congress rights of free blacks various pro
Missouri complies with condition antislavery movement
The new Capitol visited House and Senate chambers
Clays efforts administration party without concert Adams
His personal appearance
Washington city in 1821
Religious worship in Washington Everetts Sunday oration
Constitutional changes in other States agitated
Census of 1820 changes in relative rank of States
John Quincy Adams Clinton etc
Seventeenth Congress assembles speakership of House etc 214
Congress and internal projects the Presidents veto
Monroes annoyances attacks upon his appointments etc
Jackson at home Tennessee nominates him for President
Spanish American missions our Florida purchase
French invasion of Spain Spanish America threatened

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Página 287 - The question presented by the letters you have sent me, is the most momentous which has ever been offered to my contemplation since that of Independence. That made us a nation, this sets our compass and points the course which we are to steer through the ocean of time opening on us.
Página 462 - Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Página 322 - The Fathers in glory shall sleep, Who gather'd with thee to the fight ; But the sons will eternally keep The tablet of gratitude bright. We bow not the neck And we bend not the knee, But our hearts, LAFAYETTE, We surrender to thee.
Página 452 - The recent demonstration of public sentiment inscribes on the list of executive duties, in characters too legible to be overlooked, the task of reform, which will require particularly the correction of those abuses that have brought the patronage of the federal government into conflict with the freedom of elections...
Página 335 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare ; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.
Página 467 - Executive in this respect it is my settled purpose to ask nothing that is not clearly right and to submit to nothing that is wrong...
Página 469 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow-citizens, and it must be admitted by all that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Página 287 - Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe. Our second, never to suffer Europe to intermeddle with cis-Atlantic affairs. America, North and South, has a set of interests distinct from those of Europe, and peculiarly her own. She should, therefore, have a system of her own, separate and apart from that of Europe. While the last is laboring to become the domicile of despotism, our endeavor should surely be to make our hemisphere that of freedom.
Página 394 - The British Government have not only declined negotiation upon this subject, but by the principle they have assumed with reference to it have precluded even the means of negotiation. It becomes not the selfrespect of the United States either to solicit gratuitous favors or to accept as the grant of a favor that for which an ample equivalent is exacted.
Página 248 - I have bestowed on the subject all the deliberation which its great importance, and a just sense of my duty, required, and the result is a settled conviction in my mind that Congress do not possess the right.

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