Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902: Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing ...

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Page 247 - ... is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers; to consider the government de facto as the legitimate government for us; to...
Page 30 - Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
Page 47 - That no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for redress of grievances. That no law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, and that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed; and no religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political...
Page 171 - House dissenting) had declared that " by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States...
Page 36 - Who can tell the new thoughts that have been awakened, the ambitions fired, and the high achievements that will be wrought through this exposition ? Gentlemen, let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not conflict ; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
Page 269 - And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon...
Page 35 - We must encourage our merchant marine. We must have more ships. They must be under the American flag, built and manned and owned by Americans. These will not only be profitable in a commercial sense; they will be messengers of peace and amity wherever they go. We must build the Isthmian canal, which will unite the two oceans and give a straight line of water communication with the western coasts of Central and South America and Mexico.
Page 35 - We must not repose in fancied security that we can forever sell everything and buy little or nothing. If such a thing were possible, it would not be best for us or for those with whom we deal. We should take from our customers such of their products as we can use without harm to our industries and labor.
Page 307 - It would have been a less painful circumstance to me to have heard that in consequence of your non-compliance with their request, they had burnt my house and laid the plantation in ruins. You ought to have considered yourself as my representative, and should have reflected on the bad example of communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshments to them with a view to prevent a conflagration.
Page 35 - By sensible trade arrangements which will not interrupt our home production we shall extend the outlets for our increasing surplus.

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