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" American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every... "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 524
1889
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 18

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888 - 648 pages
...equally conducive to the welfare and prosperity of all the States, both Northern and Southern. "Resolved, That this Convention does explicitly declare, as the...which, under the pretense of a military necessity or war-power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part,...
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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Herbert ..., Volume 1

United States. President (1929-1933 : Hoover) - Presidents - 1974 - 1412 pages
...Convention met at Chicago and declared in its platform "as the sense of the American people, that after 4 years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war . . . justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for...
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The Papers of Andrew Johnson: 1864-1865

Andrew Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 1986 - 832 pages
...When we come to examine these questions in the light of the Chicago platform, we learn that "it is the sense of the American people that after four years...failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war," ' ' etc.; in other words, when stated aright, the rebellion, after four years of war, has failed to...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 1988 - 952 pages
...could agree. More divisive (but adopted almost unanimously) was the plank drafted by Vallandigham: "After four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war. . . [we] demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate...
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The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 2003 - 947 pages
...could agree. More divisive (but adopted almost unanimously) was the plank drafted by Vallandigham: "After four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war . . . [we] demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an...
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The Sword of the Union: Federal Objectives and Strategies During ..., Volume 6

Howard M. Hensel - United States - 1989 - 344 pages
...the "peace faction" of the party managed to get the Convention to adopt a resolution which stated, " 'After four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war . . . humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 492 pages
...History of the Rebellion, p. 408. 3. The following Is the resolution: "Resolved, That this convention explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people,...failure to restore the Union by the experiment of The issue was thus distinctly presented. The union republican party declared for the most vigorous...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 724 pages
...that I care much which they do." The Democrats lived up to his expectations. Their platform announced that "after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, . . . justice, humanity, liberty and the public welfare demand . . . a cessation of hostilities," with...
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Running on the Record: Civil War-era Politics in New Hampshire

Lex Renda - History - 1997 - 278 pages
...lose the election. The second resolution comprised the core of the party platform. Democrats declared that "after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which . . . the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right...
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A Short History of the Civil War: Ordeal by Fire

Fletcher Pratt - History - 1997 - 466 pages
...everlasting sneer; he drew the keynote resolution of the platform: "This convention does explicitly declare that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, justice, humanity, liberty and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for the cessation...
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