Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

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F. A. Stokes, 1887 - 317 Seiten
 

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Seite 214 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow-citizens, and it must be admitted by all that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Seite 185 - How do you do, Mr. Adams ? I give you my left hand, for the right, as you see, is devoted to the fair : I hope you are very well, sir.' All this was gallantly and heartily said and done. Mr. Adams took the General's hand, and said, with chilling coldness : ' Very well, sir; I. hope General Jackson is well...
Seite 216 - The Union : next to our Liberty the most dear : may we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the States, and distributing equally the benefit and burthen of the Union.
Seite 161 - This can be done without implicating the government. Let it be signified to me through any channel (say Mr. J. Rhea) that the possession of the Floridas would be desirable to the United States, and in sixty days it will be accomplished.
Seite 154 - General Jackson has come in ; General Jackson has come in " I felt a flash of indignation run all over me like an electric shock, and facing about to my congregation, and purposely speaking out audibly, I said, "Who is General Jackson? If he don't get his soul converted, God will damn him as quick as He would a Guinea negro!
Seite 227 - I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed.
Seite 163 - It is an established principle of the laws of nations, that any individual of a nation making war against the citizens of any other nation, they being at peace, forfeits his allegiance, and becomes an outlaw and pirate.
Seite 143 - so grand and awful an idea of the resurrection as on that day. After the smoke of the battle had cleared off somewhat, I saw in the distance more than five hundred Britons emerging from the heaps of their dead comrades, all over the plain, rising up, and still more distinctly visible as the field became clearer, coming forward and surrendering as prisoners of war to our soldiers. They had fallen at our first fire upon them, without having received so much as a scratch, and lay pros. trate, as if...
Seite 315 - ... Congress has no more power to make a slave than to make a king; no more power to institute or establish slavery than to institute or establish a monarchy.
Seite 231 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.

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