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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Speech... upon the right of people ... relating to the annexation of Texas

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05934 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington Type: Pamphlets Date: 1838 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Full title: "Speech... upon the right of the people ... to petition; on the freedom of speech and of debate in the House of Representatives of the United States... relating to the annexation of Texas." Printed by Gales and Seaton.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Texas, Westward Expansion, American West, President, Congress

Sub Era: Age of Jackson