Our Presidents: Brief Biographies of Our Chief Magistrates

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Macmillan, 1924 - 325 pages

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Page 149 - I am a living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has. " It is in order that each one of you may have, through this free Government which we have enjoyed, an open field and a fair chance for your industry, enterprise, and intelligence ; that you may all have equal privileges in the race of life, with all its desirable human...
Page 291 - some fifteen men, bleary-eyed with loss of sleep, and perspiring profusely with the excessive heat, will sit down in seclusion round a big table. I will be with them, and will present the [name] of Senator Harding to them and before we get through, they will put him over.
Page 140 - It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind...
Page 149 - President tonight had a dream. He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said: 'He is a very common-looking man.' The President replied: 'The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them.
Page 140 - If I had to draw a pen across my record, and erase my whole life from sight, and I had one poor gift or choice left as to what I should save from the wreck, I should choose that speech and leave it to the world unerased.
Page 169 - Mr. Senator Anthony, how say you? Is the respondent, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, guilty or not guilty of a high misdemeanor, as charged in this article?
Page 176 - The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as often as you can, and keep moving on.
Page 148 - I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsake me; and I would publicly appeal to the country for this new force were it not that I fear a general panic and stampede would follow, so hard it is to have a thing understood as it really is.
Page 131 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page viii - My Lord, I can touch a bell on my right hand and order the arrest of a citizen of Ohio. I can touch a bell again, and order the imprisonment of a citizen of New -York ; and no power on earth, except that of the President, can release them. Can the Queen of England do as much ? " Then follows a list of over a hundred of the victims of the bastile ; from Colonel Lambdin P.

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