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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 pretence of a military necessity or warpower higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part,... "
The Political History of the United States of America, During the Period of ... - Page 361
by Edward McPherson - 1871 - 652 pages
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The Papers of Andrew Johnson: 1864-1865

Andrew Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 1986 - 944 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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1884 - 471 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 - 1996 - 714 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 - Political Science - 1997 - 258 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 - 426 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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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - History - 1998 - 608 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...by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of military necessity or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has...
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The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Chester G. Hearn - History - 2000 - 259 pages
...B. McClellan, who pronounced the war a failure and promised to end it. The Democratic platform read "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 a...
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Lives of the Presidents: With Portraits and Numerous Illustrations

Prescott Holmes - Presidents - 1899 - 285 pages
...The Democratic platform carried this resolution, which sufficiently explains its attitude: Resolved, That this convention does explicitly declare, as the...which, under the pretence of a military necessity of a war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History ...

Clement A. Evans - History - 2004 - 776 pages
...resolution of unswerving fidelity to the Union, which was followed by another containing the expression "that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war," during which public liberty and private right had been trodden down and the Constitution disregarded in every part,...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 916 pages
...contemplates surrender and abasement." Pressed upon the party by the peace contingent, the platform declared that "after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war," the time had come to "demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities." Strong...
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