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Haughton, Richard (1799-1841) Atlas. [Vol. 6, no. 164 (January 11, 1838)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.025 Author/Creator: Haughton, Richard (1799-1841) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Newspaper Date: 11 January 1838 Pagination: 4 p. ; 59.5 x 42.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Most prominent on this page is a report on the debate of "Calhoun's resolutions" concerning the parameters of the "gag rule," which was renewed by the senate annually between 1836 and 1844. The debate touches on states' rights, free speech, and secession, and provides an example of how the Senate avoided direct consideration of slavery by instead debating how they should discuss slavery. Contributions are made by senators John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, James Buchanan, and Thomas Morris, among others. The page also includes a resolution by Martin Van Buren urging U.S. citizens not to interfere with the Canadian Rebellion of 1837, an article on the unrelated steamboat disasters involving the Black Hawk and the Vicksburg, and various advertisements for shipping and items for sale.

People: Haughton, Richard, 1799-1841
Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850
Morris, Thomas, 1776-1844
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PoliticsCongressLawSlaveryStatehoodSecessionBill of RightsCanadaPresidentRebellionGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsSteamboatDisaster

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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