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" The prevailing ideas entertained by him, and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was wrong in principle, socially,... "
LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Page 105
by FRANK CROSBY - 1865
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Women and the Law: Leaders, Cases, and Documents

Ashlyn K. Kuersten - Law - 2003 - 256 pages
...revolution. The prevailing ideas entertained by Thomas Jefferson and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...in principle, socially; morally; and politically." And then he goes on to say: "Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea. Its foundations...
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John Elliot Cairnes: Collected Works, Volume 2

John Elliott Cairnes - Business & Economics - 2004 - 464 pages
...says the Vicepresident of the Southern Confederacy, " were that the enslavement of the African race was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. Our new government is founded on exactly opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone...
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John Elliot Cairnes: Collected Works, Volume 3

John Elliott Cairnes - Business & Economics - 2004 - 368 pages
...formation of the old Constitution," says Mr. Stephens, " were that the enslavement of the African race was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, politically. Our new government is founded on exactly opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 pages
...Constitution of 1 787. The prevailing ideas entertained by [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. Those ideas were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of the...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution," Stephens remarked, "were that the enslavement of the African was in violation...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away." But that cherished idea of Jefferson and the Founders was fundamentally mistaken: Our new government...
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Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism ...

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - Law - 2005 - 304 pages
...civilization. . . . The prevailing ideas entertained by [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution,...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. . . . Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas, entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen, at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. Let us pause here, for a moment, to consider this distinct concession — truthful in every word...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...right. . . . But . . . the prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...the African was in violation of the laws of nature. ... It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with; but the general opinion of the men of that...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - History - 2008 - 255 pages
...understanding of equality: "the prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution,...that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, politically."39 Stephens continued to claim that the Founders believed at the time of the Founding...
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