History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent, Volume 6

Front Cover
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Believes American union impossible
50
CHAPTER IV
54
and Belgium
58
Madison speaks
64
THE AMERICAN ARMY AND ITS CHIEF
70
The king of England invites a cordial understanding with France
71
In Maryland In congress Riot in Philadelphia
82
The officers of the army bid farewell to Washington
95
Taxation and representation
104
ON THE WAY TO A FEDERAL CONVENTION 17831787
106
CHAPTER II
110
Four motives to union
119
National measures of Virginia PAGE
121
CHAPTER III
125
Lafayette in the United States
127
The proposal committed Kings report
133
Movements in Boston noted by Grayson
139
The objections of Richard Henry Lee
144
The United States agree with France for a perfect reciprocity
152
Of the Baptists Of the convention of the Presbyterian church 158 Of the Baptists Of the convention of the Presbyterian church
158
Rapid increase of the Methodists Roman Catholics in the United States
164
Public opinion on paper money
170
CHAPTER VII
177
Only five states appear Their extreme caution in their report
196
Expectation of the British ministry
202
CHAPTER I
207
Arrival of Washington Opening of the federal convention
208
Limited power of the delegates from Delaware
211
Extent of the federal legislative powers
217
The veto power
223
The requirement of an oath
229
THE CONNECTICUT COMPROMISE
239
Character of Roger Sherman
245
So does Madison Persistence of Ellsworth
251
Franklins compromise
257
Movement against the slavetrade Two classes of slave states
264
CHAPTER V
270
The small states dissatisfied The plan Connecticut
274
Anxiety of the country
276
Rufus Putnams plan for colonizing the West His appeal to Washington
282
History of the clause against slavery
289
Qualifications of membership Discrimination against the foreignborn
295
Washington embarrassed for income A gradual abolitionist
340
Election of the vicepresident
341
State of the president while on trial Judgment in case of impeachment
347
By the court By congress By the good sense of the land
353
Motion for a bill of rights defeated No title for the president
359
Of a university No state to trespass on the rights of another state
361
The constitution sigued by every state Prophecy of Franklin
367
Is supported by New York Propositions of New Jersey
373
Plan for a second federal convention
379
Reception of the resolution of congress A convention called
383
The constitution in the Delaware legislature
389
Wise conduct of Hancock
395
The convention wavering
401
THE CONSTITUTION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE MARYLAND AND SOUTH CAROLINA
409
Debate between Lowndes and Pinckney
415
The convention organized 211
419
CHAPTER V
421
THE CONSTITUTION
441
How the constitution is to be amended
447
Hamilton and a revenue tariff
453
Debate between Smith and Hamilton Lansing holds out
459
Opinions of Jefferson 406
461
In Virginia In South Carolina
467
Of John Adams 408
471
And of America
478
Debate on the extent of the powers of the convention
481
The convention refuses a conditional ratification
486
A triple set of parties prevent a decision Rash proposal of Morris
488
Congress declines to lead the way England compels union
497
1
500
The views of Virginia
503
Power to cut canals negatived 360
507
190
510
Jefferson describes the United States as one nation
518
Clause on contracts
527
Grayson and slavery Nathan Dane and King
535
Washington pleads with Virginia statesmen for a national constitution 115
540
Progress of the world by mastery over the forces of nature
544
Jeffersons ordinance
549
Independence and a continental convention and charter
563
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 472 - Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as .deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people.
Page 126 - The Western States (I speak now from my own observation) stand as it were upon a pivot. The touch of a feather would turn them any way.
Page 292 - We, the people of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish, the following Constitution for the government of ourselves, and our posterity : ARTICLE I.
Page 218 - Confederation, and moreover to legislate in all cases to which the separate States are incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation ; to negative all laws passed by the several States contravening, in the opinion of the National Legislature, the Articles of Union, or any treaty subsisting under the authority of the Union...
Page 161 - They are now at full liberty simply to follow the Scriptures and the primitive church. And we judge it best that they should stand fast in that liberty wherewith God has so strangely made them free.
Page 148 - I have done nothing in the late Contest, but what I thought myself indispensably bound to do, by the Duty which I owed to my People. I will be very frank with you. I was the last to consent to the Separation, but the Separation having been made and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the Friendship of the United States as an independent Power.
Page 106 - With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 390 - Under the Articles of Confederation each State retained its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right not expressly delegated to the United States.
Page 374 - That the said report, with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same, be transmitted to the several legislatures, in order to be submitted to a convention of delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves of the convention made and provided in that case.
Page 158 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief...

Bibliographic information