The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political, Financial, Judicial and Industrial History

N.G. Hamilton publishing Company, 1894


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The Declaration of Independenceservice in State Legislature
Elected GovernorAgain in CongressAccepts a Foreign Mission
Service in the Cabinet of President Washington
The Battle and Victory of Buena VistaGeneral Taylors Modest Review of that
Elected Vicepresident
Succeeds John Adams as PresidentControversy as to Federal Appointments
Jeffersons Second TermConspiracy of Aaron BurrNew Troubles with England
MarriageFamilyHome at Monticello
Repeal of the Missouri Compromise and Its ResultsThe KansasNebraska Ques
Birth and Early Life
Chosen Delegate in Virginia ConventionElected to Congress
A Second Term in the Legislature
Reëlected to Congress 163
Further Congressional ServiceMarriage
Madisons Second TermThe War of 1812The Sacking of Washington
Troubles with CanadaThe Suppression of the Ku KluxCivil Service Reform
Revolutionary ServiceElected to Congress
Elected to State LegislatureOpposition to Federal ConstitutionAppointed Min
Elected Governor of VirginiaSpecial Envoy to FranceIn Madisons Cabinet
Elected PresidentPopularity of His AdministrationStrengthening the Govern
Return HomeA Glorious WelcomeThe Presentation of his Name in the Chicago
Descent and Borlood in the WildernessEarly StrugglesElected to the Legisla
Monroes Second AdministrationThe Monroe DoctrineInternal Improve
Early LifeEntrance Upon a Public Career
Again a Member of Congress
Last Years of Congressional ServiceStricken with Death While at His Post

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第 483 頁 - Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
第 246 頁 - And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
第 330 頁 - Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.
第 281 頁 - That the foundation of English liberty, and of all free government, is, a right in the People to participate in their legislative council...
第 207 頁 - With a mixture of great surprise and astonishment, I have read with attention the sentiments you have submitted to my perusal. Be assured, sir, no occurrence in the course of the war has given me more painful sensations than your information of there being such ideas existing in the army as you have expressed, and I must view with abhorrence and reprehend with severity.
第 306 頁 - That if any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States...
第 282 頁 - But from the necessity of the case, and a regard to the mutual interest of both countries, we cheerfully consent, to the operation of such acts of the British parliament, as are bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members; excluding every idea of taxation internal or external, for raising a revenue, on the sublects in America,...
第 330 頁 - The restoration of the rights of conscience relieved the people from taxation for the support of a religion not theirs ; for the establishment was truly of the religion of the rich, the dissenting sects being entirely composed of the less wealthy people ; and these, by the bill for a general education, would be qualified to understand their rights, to maintain them, and to exercise with intelligence their parts in self-government : and all this would be effected without the violation of a single...
第 326 頁 - The pusillanimous idea that we had friends in England worth keeping terms with, -still haunted the minds of many. For this reason, those passages which conveyed censures on the people of England were struck out, lest they should give them offence.
第 242 頁 - The usual time of sitting at table, a walk, and tea, bring me within the dawn of candlelight; previous to which, if not prevented by company, I resolve, that, as soon as the glimmering taper supplies the place of the great luminary, I will retire to my...