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The Civil War and Reconstruction: Empowerment

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the empowerment of the federal judiciary from the Compromise of 1850 (admitting California into the Union as a free state and unofficially signifying the beginning of the ... More


The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

David P. Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226129167
eISBN:
9780226131160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131160.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This series serves as a biography of the U.S. Constitution, surveying the congressional history behind its development. In a rare examination of the role that both the legislative and executive ... More


Harvard President and Semi-Private Citizen

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Everett’s return to the U.S. and service as president of Harvard College, and follows his thoughts and actions relative to slavery, race, reform, and the Union through 1852. ... More


“Fidelity and Firmness”: Northern Democrats and the Crises of 1850

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the role of “faithful” Northern Democrats, dubbed “doughfaces”—those who remained loyal to the regular organization and the Southern leadership in the 1848 elections—in the ... More


Free Soil Politics and the Twilight of the Second Party System, 1849–1853

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter highlights the role Free Soil Party politicians like Salmon Chase and John P. Hale played in heated debates over the Compromise of 1850 and then Free Soilers’ efforts to rouse opposition ... More


“Harmony, Unity, and Victory”: State Politics and Presidential Posturing

Michael Todd Landis

in Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how Northern Democratic leaders sought to achieve “harmony, union, and victory” at the state level in the wake of the Compromise of 1850. Following their legislative victory, ... More


Millard Fillmore, 1850–1853

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967797
eISBN:
9780199333264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Fillmore was the last Whig to be president. Though he is the only Whig president who had a history of serving the party beforehand, he compromised party principles to ensure enactment and enforcement ... More


Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy: Reorganization

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the reorganization of the federal judiciary from the beginning of Thomas Jefferson's second term as president in 1805 until just prior to the Compromise of 1850. During the ... More


An F Street Mess: Federal Living Arrangements and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Stephen A. Douglas, described by one newspaper correspondent as “very short in stature, but of such physical proportions, aside from this lack, as instantly to attract the ... More


Politics and Conscience

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-eight examines Hodge’s politics and his tripartite commitment to God’s sovereignty, property rights and the need for religion to be tied to political action for the good of the nation. ... More


The Destiny of the Colored People: African American History between Compromise and Jubilee, 1850–1863

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the advent of a uniquely American-centered historical discourse framed around self-elevation and destiny, and reflected through the lens of the American and Haitian ... More


Zachary Taylor

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter tells the story of a genuine war hero in the mold of Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison. Zachary Taylor was selected as the Whig candidate for ... More


Slavery Must Die: The Turbulent End to Human Bondage in Washington, 1836–1862

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the increasingly bold efforts by local abolitionists to challenge slavery and the slave trade in Washington, as well as the attempts by local white leaders to protect slavery ... More


Heirs of Calhoun

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with biographical sketches of David Rice Atchison of Missouri and Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina. The chapter also discusses the elections of Atchison, Butler, Hunter and ... More


The Princess of Penn Street

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's politics and legal practice. It begins by considering Henry Clay's Senate compromise measure for California's admission to the Union; his solution consisted ... More


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