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Green, James Stephen (1817-1870) [Senate report to accompany bill 161, including the Lecompton Constitution]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.169 Author/Creator: Green, James Stephen (1817-1870) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1858 Pagination: 1 v. : 88 p. ; 22.7 x 14.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.169 Author/Creator: Green, James Stephen (1817-1870) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1858 Pagination: 1 v. : 88 p. ; 22.7 x 14.3 cm.

Summary of Content: 35th Congress, 1st session, Senate. Rep. Com. No. 82. Opens with a report submitted by Senator Green from the Committee on Territories. Includes a Constitution for Kansas, submitted by John Calhoun, President of the Kansas Constitutional Convention (this constitution is known as the Lecompton Constitution, intended to admit Kansas into the Union as a slave state). Includes the minority report, submitted by Senator Stephen Douglas, who states, "there is no satisfactory evidence that the constitution formed at Lecompton is the act and deed of the people of Kansas, or that it embodies their will." Cover is missing.

People: Green, James Stephen, 1817-1870
Calhoun, John, 1806-1859
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: State ConstitutionCongressWestward ExpansionPoliticsStatehoodSlaveryAfrican American HistoryGovernment and CivicsLawBleeding Kansas

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