A brief treatise upon constitutional and party questions; and the history of political parties, as I received it orally from the late Senator Stephen  by Stephen Arnold DouglasA brief treatise upon constitutional and party questions; and the history of political parties, as I received it orally from the late Senator Stephen  by Stephen Arnold Douglas

A brief treatise upon constitutional and party questions; and the history of political parties, as…

byStephen Arnold Douglas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... THE KANSAS-NEBKASEA BILL. At the next meeting of Congress after the election of General Pierce, Mr. Douglas, as chairman of the Committee on Territories, reported the KansasNebraska Bill, accompanied by a special report, in which he said, "that the object of the committee was to organize all Territories in the future upon the principles of the compromise measures of 1850. That these measures were intended to have a much broader and more enduring effect, than to merely adjust the disputed questions growing out of the acquisition of Mexican territory, by prescribing certain great fundamental principles, which, while they adjusted the existing difficulties, would prescribe rules of action in all future time, when new Territories were to be organized or new States to be admitted into the Union." The report then proceeded to show that the principle upon which the Territories of 1850 were organized was, that the slavery question should be banished from the halls of Congress and the political arena, and referred to the Territories and States who were immediately interested in the question, and alone responsible for its existence; and concluded, by saying "that the bill reported by the committee proposed to carry into effect these principles in the precise language of the compromise measures of 1850." By reference to those sections of the KansasNebraska Act which define the powers of the Territorial Legislature, it will be perceived that they are in the precise language of the acts of 1850, and confer upon the Territorial Legislature power over all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent with the Constitution, without excepting African slavery. During the discussion of this measure it was suggested that the 8th section of the act of March...
Title:A brief treatise upon constitutional and party questions; and the history of political parties, as…Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217667481

ISBN - 13:9780217667487

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