The History Of Abraham Lincoln, And The Overthrow Of Slavery

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byIsaac Newton Arnold

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX. The Constitutional History Of The War. The War Powers Of The Government--The Right To Treat The Confederates As Public Enemies--The Habeas Corpus, Who May Suspend It--The Right To Emancipate Slaves In Time Of War -- To Estalish Military Governments Over Rebellious And Belligerent Territory--The Legal Status Of Rebellious States--Judicial Decisions--May Conditions Be Imposed Upon Rebellious States, Before Being Permitted To Participate In The Government--And By What Power-- Who Must Determine Whether A State Government Is Republican In Form--What Has Been Settled By The War. I PROPOSE in this, the concluding chapter, to give a history of the Constitution during the war. During the rebellion, a great party condensed into a single, short sentence its creed and its policy: "The Union as U was, and the Constitution as it is." To this it was replied, the America of the past is gone forever; a new nation has been born through the agony of the great civil war. The theories and the institution which produced that war, have been overthrown, and their roots are being eradicated. Changes in the construction of the Constitution; in the development of its long dormant and scarcely suspected war powers, and amendments to the Constitution itself, have produced changes which almost amount to a revolution. The attention of the people has been so absorbed by the stirring scenes of the conflict, by the hopes which elated, and the fears which depressed them, that they have scarcely noticed, in the presence of these more stirring events, this revolution. A revolution as important in its results as the defeat of hostile armies, or the overthrow of armed rebellion. Great civil wars have, almost always, produced great changes. When they have secured liberty and jus...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX. The Constitutional History Of The War. The War Powers Of The Government--The Right To Treat The Confederates As...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217587461

ISBN - 13:9780217587464

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