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Clay's resolutions, 258, 259; re tionment of senators, 96; powers
capitulation of report of com and duties of each house, 98;
mittee of thirteen, 260; Utah act, adjournment of, 98; power of,
261; Texas and New Mexico 99-101, 108; time of choosing
act, 261-263; California act, presidential electors determined
263, 264; Fugitive slave act, by, 104; messages and recom-
264-271; act to suppress slave mendations to by president, 106;
trade in District of Columbia, power of to punish treason, 107;
proposition of amendments by,
Concord, assault on, 48.
Confederation, articles of new Constitution, confederate, 295–316;
England colonies, 19–27; arti qualifications of representatives,
cles of 1777, 59–71.
295; apportionment of repre-
Confiscations, not to be made sentatives, 295, 296; qualifica-
against British loyalists, 82; not tions of senators, 297; powers of
to be made in case of war be each house, 298; compensation
tween Great Britain and United of members of congress, 298;
States, 143; of Mexican property passage of bills, 299, 300; power
not allowed, 244.
of congress, 300–302; importa-
Congress, confederate, choice and tion of negroes from foreign
apportionment of representa countries forbidden, 302; right
tives, 295, 296; choice and ap of habeas corpus, 303; bill of at-
portionment of senators, 296; tainder and ex post facto law for-
powers and duties of each house, bidden, 303; rules for appropria-
298; adjournment of, 298; power tion of money, 303; no title of
of, 300-302; appropriation of nobility to be granted, 304; no
money by, 303; messages and law respecting an establishment
recommendations of president to, of religion allowed, 304; freedom
310; power to punish treason, of speech and of the press not to
311; power to legislate over new be abridged, 304; right to bear
territory, 313; proposition of arms, 304; right to trial by jury,
amendments by, 313, 314.
305; restrictions on power of
Congress, continental, declaration states, 305, 306; election of presi-
and resolves of first, 37–42; dent and vice-president, 306,
deputies to appointed by several 307; removal of president from
office, 308; duties of president,
Congress, United States, choice 309, 310; judicial power, 310,
and apportionment of represen 311; treason and its punishment,
tatives, 95, choice and appor 311; jurisdiction of supreme
court, 311; fugitive slave law, States guaranteed to each state,
312; rights of states, 312; ad 108; provision for amendments,
mission of new states, 312; ac 109; shall be the supreme law
quisition of territory, 313; con of the land, 109; amendments to,
stitution guarantees protection to 112-117; Lincoln quotes from,
every state, 313; provision for 284; Lincoln declares no right
amendments, 313, 314; shall be therein written denied, 288.
the law of the land, 314.
Consuls appointed by United
Constitution, United States, 95– States and Great Britain, 147.
111; qualifications of represen-
Contraband of war,
tatives, 95; apportionment of
United States forbidden to carry,
representatives, 95, 96; qualifi 124; procedure with vessels sus-
cations of senators, 97; duties of pected of carrying, 147; enumer-
the senate, 97; powers and duties ation of articles comprising, 148.
of each house, 97, 98; compen Convention, reciprocal, between
sation of members of congress,
United States and Cuba, 383–
98; passage of bills, 99; powers of 389; supplementary, between
congress, 99–101; importation of United States and Cuba, 390–
slaves forbidden after 1808, 101; 392; between United States and
right of habeas corpus, 101; bill Panama, 393-408.
of attainder and ex. post facto law Copyright secured to authors by
forbidden, 101; no taxes between
states, 102; appropriations of Council appointed by British
money from treasury, 102; no crown, 40, 54.
title of nobility to be granted, Counterfeiting of coin punishable
102; restrictions on power of by congress, 100.
states, 102, 103; election of presi Credit, full, to be given to each
dent and vice-president, 103, state, 60, 107, 108.
104, 114, 115; qualifications for Creditors, debts to be paid to both
president, 104; removal of presi-
British and United States, 81;
dent from office, 104; duties of compensation to be made to
president, 105, 106; judicial British, 137.
power, 106, 107; jurisdiction of Cuba, recognition of independence
supreme court, 107; treason and of, 372, 373; Spain relinquishes
its punishment, 107; rights of claim to, 375; reciprocal com-
states, 107, 108; fugitive slave mercial convention between
law, 108; admission of new United States and, 383–389;
states, 108; rules respecting ter supplementary, between United
ritory, 108; protection of United States and, 390–392.
Declaration of rights, 34-36. Electors, presidential, qualifica-
Declaration and resolves of first tions of, 95; appointment of,
continental congress, 37-42.
103; method of voting, 114, 115.
Declaration of causes and neces Emancipation proclamation, 317–
sity of taking up arms, 43–51. 319.
Declaration of independence, 52 Excises, power of congress to lay
and collect, 99; must be uniform
Debt, public, power of congress to throughout United States, 100.
pay, 99; as valid under Consti Ex post facto law, not be passed by
tution as under articles of con congress, 101; by any state, 102.
federation, 109; validity not to Extradition of criminals, between
be questioned, 117; Washing states, 60, 108; agreement for
ton urges payment of, 169.
between United States and
Detroit river open by treaty of Great Britain, 155, 224.
District of Columbia, suppres-
Farewell address, Washington's,
sion of slave-trade in, 259, 260, 157-176.
272; fugitive slave law in, 270, Fisheries, colonists prohibited
from by Great Britain, 47;
Duties, imposed on colonists by rights in granted to United
Great Britain, 35, 37, 45, 47, 54; States by Great Britain, 80,
repeal of stamp requested, 36; on 354–356.
British goods, 134, 361-363; on Florida, Spain cedes to United
Indian goods, 134; between States, 196.
Great Britain and United States, France, and United States unite
146; on French and Spanish against Great Britain, 72, 73;
goods, 180; between United treaty with of 1778, 72–76;
States and Spain, 382; between treaty with of 1803, 177–182;
United States and Cuba, 383– cedes Louisiana to United
388; between United States and States, 178, 179.
Fugitive slaves, law for reclaiming
in northwest territorial govern-
Education, encouragement of ment, 94; clause in Constitution,
means of in northwest territory, 108; provision for prompt de-
livery of, 259, 260; act, 264–272;
Election, writs of, vacancies in law in District of Columbia,
representation filled by, 96; of 270, 271; law in Nebraska, 281;
president and vice-president, Lincoln quotes clause from
103, 104, 114, 115.
Constitution, 284; enforcement
of law, 285, 290, 291; clause in abolish traffic in slaves, 193;
Confederate Constitution, 312. treaty with of 1842, 215–225; and
United States agree to suppress
Gadsden treaty, 273–279.
slave-trade, 223, 224 ; treaty
Gage, General, sent to subdue with of 1846, 226–229; treaty
colonists, 47; assault upon Lex with of 1850, 251-257; treaty
ington and Concord, 48; treach with of 1871, 341-368.
ery of to inhabitants of Boston, Guadalupe Hidalgo, treaty of,
48; proclamation of, 49.
230–250; abrogation of articles
Gettysburg, Lincoln's address at, in, 275-277.
Guam, Spain cedes to United
Ghent, treaty of, 183–194.
Gila river open by treaty of 1848,
Great Britain, colonists disclaim
Habeas corpus, right of in north-
west territory, 90; not to be sus-
intention to separate froin, 50;
pended unless required by pub-
France and United States form
lic safety, 101.
treaty of alliance against, 72;
Hawaiian islands, annexation of,
acknowledges independence of
United States, 78; treaty with of
369-371; public debt of, 370,
371; government of, 370, 371;
1783, 77–84; treaty with of 1794,
treaties of, with foreign powers,
131–156; promises to vacate
posts and places assigned to
United States, 132; United
House of representatives, choice of
members, 95; qualification of
States agree to pay delayed debts
members, 95 ; apportionment of
to subjects of, 137; agrees to in-
demnify United States citizens
representatives, 95, 96, 116; has
for illegal capture of vessels, 140;
of impeachment, 96;
compensation of members, 98;
United States agrees to indem-
all bills for raising revenue to
nify subjects of for capture of
originate in, 99; part of in elec-
vessels, 142; subjects of to retain
lands held in the United States,
tion of president, 104, 115.
Hudson's bay company, Columbia
143; debts nor money of not to
be confiscated in case of war,
river open to, 227.
143; consuls to be appointed by,
147; treaty with of 1814, 183– Impeachment, punishment of, 97;
194; and United States agree to senate has sole power to try, 97;
stop hostilities with Indians, 193; of president and all civil offi-
and United States unite to
Importation of slaves after 1808 Johnson, Andrew, proclamation
forbidden by Constitution, 101. declaring insurrection at an end,
Imposts, power of congress to lay, 328–334.
99; to be uniform throughout Judges made dependent on British
United States, 100; net produce
crown, 37, 54.
to be for United States treasury, Judicial power of United States,
how vested, 106; extent of, 107.
Impressment of American seamen Jury, trial by, colonists deprived
by Great Britain, 55.
of, 41, 45, 54; right to in north-
Inaugural address, Washington's west territory, 90; provided for
first, 118-122; Washington's in Constitution, 107, 113.
second, 123; Lincoln's first, 283–
294; Lincoln's second, 325–327.
Kansas-Nebraska act, 280–282.
Independence, declaration of, 52–
Kansas, provisions relating to ter-
58; Great Britain acknowledges
the United States, 78; of Spanish-
ritory of, 282.
American colonies, recognition
of, 212, 213; of Cuba, recogni Law of nations, violation of pun-
tion of, 372, 373; United States ishable by congress, 100.
guarantees to Panama, 394. Legislations, colonial, suspended,
Indians, typical early treaty with, 45, 55.
28-33; instigated against colo Letters of marque and reprisal, 63,
nists by Great Britain, 49, 55; 100.
good faith toward in northwest Lexington, assault on, 48.
territory, 91; treaty with Six Lincoln, Abraham, first inaugural
Nations, 126-130; United States address, 283–294; denies inten-
and Great Britain agree to stop
tion to interfere with existing
hostilities toward, 192, 193; slavery, 283; quotes fugitive
control of in territory ceded by slave clause from Constitution,
Mexico, 239, 240; rights of in 284; on enforcement of fugitive
slave law, 284, 285, 290, 291;
Insurrection, proclamation declar holds union of states to be per-
ing at an end, 328–334.
petual, 286, 287; declares no law
written in Constitution denied,
James, king, grants charter of Vir 288; calls central idea of seces-
sion anarchy, 289, 290; dis-
Jay treaty, 131-156.
cusses decision of constitutional
Jefferson, Thomas, on capture of questions by supreme court, 290;
British vessels, 141.
shows difference between seces-