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Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Remarks of the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, on Kansas, Utah, and the Dred Scott decision. Delivered at Springfield, Illinois, June 12th, 1857.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00358 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Pamphlets Date: 1857 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed at the Daily Times Book and Job Office. "While the power of Congress to repeal the organic act and abolish the Territorial government cannot be denied, the question may arise whether we possess the moral right of exercising the power, after the charter has been granted, and the local government organized under its provisions." Bound in blue marble paper cover.

People: Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Dred Scott, Government and Civics, US Constitution, Politics, Congress, Westward Expansion, Supreme Court, Abolition

Sub Era: Age of Jackson