THE AMERICAN WAR

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Strana 13 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively...
Strana 17 - No two or more states shall enter into any treaty, confederation or alliance whatever between them, without the consent of the United States in congress assembled, specifying accurately the purposes for which the same is to be entered into, and how long it shall continue.
Strana 17 - The judges hold their offices during life or good behavior. The right of trial by jury is granted in all cases except the impeachment of public officers. Treason against the United States consists in levying war against them, or in giving aid to their enemies.
Strana 44 - There is, perhaps, no solution of the great problem of reconciling the interests of labor and capital, so as to protect each from the encroachments and oppressions of the other, so simple and effective as negro slavery. By making the laborer himself capital, the conflict ceases, and the interests become identical.
Strana 15 - Do the fundamental principles of government give the right to any section of a nation at its own option to secede from that nation? If a province may do this, so may a county, so may a town. Scotland, Wales, Ireland, might severally separate from Great Britain ; then Yorkshire, or Surrey, or this borough of Southwark ! There could be no such thing as nationality were such secession to be recognized as lawful. What security would there be for the payment of debts incurred by the nation, if any portion...
Strana 9 - Scott with his wife and children was taken back into slavery. By this decision in the highest court of American law it was affirmed that no free negro could claim to be a citizen of the United States, but was only under the jurisdiction of the separate State in which he resided ; that the prohibition of slavery in any territory of the Union was unconstitutional ; and that the slave-owner might go where he pleased with his property, throughout the United States, and retain his right. The progress...
Strana 25 - There is not a slaveholder," says Judge Warner of Georgia (and, in saying this, he only expressed the general sentiment), "in this house or out of it, but who knows perfectly well, that, whenever slavery is confined within certain specified limits, its future existence is doomed : it is only a question of time as to its final destruction. You may take any single...
Strana 25 - You may take any single slaveholding county in the Southern States, in which the great staples of cotton and sugar are cultivated to any extent, and confine the present slave population within the limits of that county. Such is the rapid natural increase of the slaves, and the rapid exhaustion of the soil in the cultivation of those crops (which add...
Strana 27 - ... administration. Slavery has been formally forbidden in all the Territories of the Union. Slavery has been abolished in the District of Columbia, over which Congress has power by the Constitution. Compensation has also been offered from the treasury of the United States, to any separate State which shall emancipate its slaves. A treaty has been entered into with Great Britain for the more effectual suppression of the Slave trade. And whereever the Northern armies go, fugitive slaves are received...
Strana 36 - European power) over that vast country, and ultimately over all Spanish America, and, if circumstances permit, the conquest and annexation of the West Indies ; while so vast an extension of the field for the employment of slaves would raise up a demand for more, which would in all probability lead to that reopening of the African slave-trade, the legitimacy and necessity of which have long been publicly asserted by many organs of the South. Such are the issues to humanity which are at stake in the...

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