Democracy in the United States: What it Has Done, what it is Doing, and what it Will Do

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D. Appleton, 1868 - 414 páginas
 

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Jeffersons First Term as President
23
Jeffersons Acquisition of Louisiana
24
Pirates and the Freedom of the Sea
26
New England Clergymen preaching AntiDemocratic Principles
27
Secession proposed by the AntiDemocrats of New England
29
One of Natures Noblemen
34
Proposition to impeach Mr Jefferson
36
Why the Embargo was abandoned
38
Free Trade and Sailors Rights
41
James Madison and his Political Principles
45
The Declaration of War
47
The AntiDemocrats endeavored to prevent Loans and Enlistments
50
The Navy and Naval Heroes
51
William Bainbridge
53
Charles Stewart
54
Stephen Decatur
55
Isaac Hull
56
Oliver Hazard Perry
57
John Rodgers
58
Thomas MacDonough
59
James Lawrence
60
David Porter
61
The Army and its Officers
63
Zebulon Montgomery Pike
64
Alexander Macomb
65
Jacob Brown
66
Andrew Jackson
67
Eleazar W Ripley
69
William J Worth
70
The Principles and Intentions of the AntiDemocratic Party during the War of 1812
71
Daniel D Tompkins
75
Burning BlueLights
79
Disunion proposed by the Federalists
80
The Hartford Convention of 1814
89
John Holmess Description of the Hartford Convention and its Authors
92
Mr Madisons Second Term
94
The Invasion Sacking and Burning of Washington
95
The Battle of New Orleans
97
James Monroe and his Election to the Presidency
102
The Era of Good Feeling
104
The Monroe Doctrine
107
Banks and Banking in New York
108
The Acquisition of Florida
110
Remarks on Mr Monroes Administration
111
The New York State Constitutions of 1821 and 1846
112
The New York Electoral Law of 1824
116
Administration of John Quincy Adams
118
Equality the only Honest Basis of Legislation
121
William L Marcy
126
Thomas H Benton
166
The SubTreasury
195
The Presidential Election of 1840
201
John A Dix
207
The Force of Bad Precedents in Legislation
215
Congress responsible for the Extravagance of the National Govern
221
Administration of John Tyler
228
Zachary Taylor and his Administration
235
Azariah C Flagg
242
James Buchanan
248
The Tyranny of Majorities in Congress
257
Mr Lincolns Inaugural Address and its Consequences
264
The Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus
270
The Trial of Civilians by Military Commissions
276
Later Avowed Objects of the War
282
Mr Chases Banking System
288
304 304 307 309 313 318 320 323 327 333 337 113 Congressional FishingCommittees
294
Mr Lincolns Plan of Reconstruction
297
The Injury inflicted upon the Negroes by the Republican Mode Manumission
299
Republican Struggle for Power and the Spoils
301
The Reorganization of Louisiana and Arkansas and what came it
304
Congressional Caucuses
307
The Freedmens Bureau
309
Mistakes of the American Clergy
313
The proposed Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution
318
Later Phases of Congressional Reconstruction
320
The American Press and the Telegraph
323
The Secession States were never in Law out of the Union
327
Andrew Johnson
333
Impeachment of President Johnson
337
Congress and the Supreme Court
344
Destruction of the Highest Court in the District of Columbia
348
Exchange of Prisoners during the War
349
What our Country was is and may
353
131 Dean Richmond
357
Negro WarServices and Negro Loyalty
360
President Johnson and Edwin M Stanton
362
Slander as Political Capital
366
What has the Country gained by Republican Rule?
369
Are not all the States in Danger
372
Issues to be tried by the People
376
Expenses of the National Government
387
Our Public Debt
389
A New Department of the Government 141 The Sedition Laws of 1798 revived
394
Conclusion
396
Appendix Constitution of the United States
400
Appendix No 2 The Test Vote
412
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