U. S. an Index to the United States of America; Historical, Geographical and Political. a Handbook of Reference Combining the Curious in U. S. Histo
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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...it as a curse to the material interest of the State. Clintonians. A political faction in New York State, with DeWitt Clinton as a leader, originating in 1800, who were opposed to the Martling Men q. v. on the Madison election; at the death of Clinton in 1828, and with the increase in the voting population the faction disappeared. Colonizationists. Were a faction of anti-slavery tendencies, offering a remedy in agitating the returning of the negroes to Africa at governmental expense to be located in colonies. Conscience Whigs. The Whigs in Congress had taken the position that the slavery question, which they regarded as settled by the compromise of 1850, should not be re-opened, and those opposed were in Massachusetts known as Conscience Whigs. (See Silver Grays and Woolly Heads). Conservatives. A division of the Democracy that was against specie currency. In 1837-40 when support of the sub-treasury bill had become the test of democracy, those Democrats who opposed it as dangerous to the financial interests of the country, formed a temporary alliance under the name of Conservatives, voting with the Whigs on this single question, but in other questions generally with Democrats. The name also applied to Southern whites who protested against provisional government after the rebellion. In the North, during the rebellion, the name occasionally used as synonymous with Democrat. Constitutional-Union. The relics of the Whig and KnowNothings, who, in May, 1860, put forth a national candidate, with no declaration of principles other than in the motto, " The Constitution of the Country, the Union of the States, and the Enforcement of the Laws." The party disappeared at the beginning of the Civil War. Coodies. A political sect of 1814, or...
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