Historical and Legal Examination of that Part of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case: Which Declares the Unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act and the Self-extension of the Constitution to Territories, Carrying Slavery Along with It. With an Appendix, Containing: I. The Debates in the Senate in March, 1849, Between Mr. Webster and Mr. Calhoun, on the Legislative Extension of the Constitution to Territories, as Contained in Vol. II. Ch. CLXXXII. of the "Thirty Years' View". II. The Inside View of the Southern Sentiment, in Relation to the Wilmot Proviso, as Seen in Vol. II. Ch. CLXVIII. of the "Thirty Years' View". III. Review of President Pierce's Annual Message to Congress of December, 1856, So Far as it Relates to the Abrogation of the Missouri Compromise Act and the Classification of Parties ..., Volume 2, Part 182
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acquired act of Congress administration admission admitted adopted amendment American applied appointed authority become believe bill brought Calhoun called carry citizens clause committee Congress consideration Constitution continued debate decided decision effect equal established exercised existence extend fact favor Federal force friends gave give given hold House imported issue John judges jurisdiction Justice land legislation letter limited Louisiana March matter means measure ment Mexico Missouri Compromise motion moved never North object opinion ordinance organization original party passed persons political present President principle prohibit proposed proposition protection provision question reason regulations relation repeal respect restriction rule Senate session slave slavery South South Carolina Southern stand Supreme Court taken Territory thing tion took treaty Union United Virginia vote whole
Page 169 - That the constitution and all laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the s*ame force and effect within the said territory of Nebraska as elsewhere within the United States...
Page 28 - The fourth section of the fourth article of the constitution of the United States provides that the United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion ; and on the application of the legislature or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Page 17 - Now, as we have already said in an earlier part of this opinion, upon a different point, the right of property in a slave is distinctly and expressly affirmed in the Constitution.
Page 72 - ... that it is not within the jurisdiction of any particular state, and is within the power and jurisdiction of the % United * States. The right to govern may be the inevitable consequence of the right to acquire territory. Whichever may be the source whence the power is derived, the possession of it is unquestioned.
Page 102 - Third, new States of convenient size, not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas, and having sufficient population, may hereafter, by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provision of the Federal Constitution.
Page 28 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted. Provided always that any person escaping into the same from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 73 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.
Page 10 - But there is another point in the case which depends on State power and State law. And it is contended, on the part of the plaintiff, that he is made free by being taken to Rock Island, in the State of Illinois, independently of his residence in the territory of the United States ; and being so made free, he was not again reduced to a state of slavery by being brought back to Missouri.
Page 116 - ... except, also, that a writ of error or appeal shall also be allowed to the Supreme Court of the United States, from the decisions of the said supreme court created by this act, or of any judge thereof, or of the district courts created by this act, or of any judge thereof, upon any writ of habeas corpus involving the question of personal freedom...