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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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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