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Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1

From Lincoln to Garfield, with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 263,785 / 830 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2007.04.18
mnybks.net#: 16633
Genres: Politics, History
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sed to be ceded "were increased tenfold in value, and, in addition to that, covered a foot thick with pure gold, on the single condition that slavery should be forever excluded," he would not "entertain the offer for a moment, nor even think of sending it to his government. No American President would dare to submit such a treaty to the Senate."

With this suppression, if not indeed re-action, of the popular feeling in the North, on the subject of slavery, the two great parties approached the Presidential election of 1848. Each was under peculiar embarrassment in the selection of a candidate, and the presentation of the principles on which support was to be asked. The anomaly presented in the Congressional election of 1846, where an administration conducting a successful war was defeated before the people, promised to be repeated. The Democratic party had precipitated the war, h

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