American History for Schools

American History for Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...(5) That slavery was favorable to republican government. In the ancient republics of Greece and Rome, where the spirit of liberty glowed with most intensity, the slaves were more numerous than the freemen. (6) That slavery was necessary to the perpetuity of economic progress, because without it the cotton, rice, sugar, and tobacco fields could not be developed. (7) That the abolition of slavery would destroy vested rights and reduce to poverty thousands of people who were then living in comparative ease and luxury. 393. The The more radical anti-slavery sentiment now began to gather party--1838 around sucn leaders as William Lloyd Garrison, and to effect organization. Accordingly, in 1838 the Liberty party took form and elected Joshua R. Giddings of Ohio to Congress,1 while two years later the abolitionists entered the presidential campaign and polled a very large vote. It was prophetic of a day not far distant when slavery would be the chief factor in national politics. 394. The THE QUALITY OF THE UNION The question whether the United States is singular or plural, one and indissoluble, or a league, and the Constitution a compact between states, rightfully to be dissolved at the will of any party to the contract, is one that men have viewed from different angles, and have argued according to their different interests and conditions, moral, socialy-or industrial, ever since the adoption of the Constitution in 1787. The real point of controversy in this question concerns itself with the amount of power that should be exercised by the federal government, and is in reality a very old issue. It is perhaps not too much to say that the settlement of North America by the Anglo-Saxon was, in a large sense, a protest against despotism, ...
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554515
  • 9781236554512