Twenty Years Of Congress

Author: James Gillespie Blaine
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"Twenty Years of Congress - Volume I" from James Gillespie Blaine. American statesman and Republican politician (1830 - 1893).

Twenty Years Of Congress

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Twenty Years Of Congress Vol 2

Author: James G. Blaine
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Excerpt from Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 2: From Lincoln to Garfield; With a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 Government finances after the war. - difficulties OF the situation. - IN trepidity OF congress. - its great task. Bill - summary OF public debt, december, 1865. - funded and floating obligations. Aggregate debt, january 1, 1866, floating obligations. - mr. Mcculloch's estimates. - his financial policy. Contraction the leading feature. - ways and means committee report A funding bill. House debate thereon. Senate debate. Final pas sage - revenue laws IN congress. - contrasted with british parlia ment. - large reduction OF internal taxes. - second reduction OF internal taxes. - contraction policy oppressive. -indirect relief. Hostility rapidly increases. - progress OF funding bill. - repeal OF contraction bill. Its evil effects. Further reduction OF internal taxes. - financial achievements OF the government. - large reduc tion OF national debt. - valuable treasury officials. - purchase OF alaska. Price, IN gold coin. - purchase AT first unpopular. - resistance IN the house - me. Washburne and general butler OP pose. - treaty ably sustained BY general banks. -interesting debate. - many participants. - p0wer OF the house respecting treaties. Chronic controversy. - the bill passed. - opinion OF judge mclean. OF mr. Jefferson. Extent OF alaska. - value OF it. - its elements OF wealth. First northern territory acquired BY the united states. - negotiation ably conducted BY mr. Seward. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Twenty Years Of Congress Vol 1

Author: James G. Blaine
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ISBN: 9780265404478
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Excerpt from Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1: From Lincoln to Garfield; With a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 A great European struggle, which ended twelve years before our Revolution began, had wrought important changes in the political control of North America. The Seven Years' War, identical in time with the French and Indian War in America, was closed in 1763 by numerous treaties to which every great power in Europe was in some sense a party. One of the most striking results of those treaties on this side of the Atlantic was the cession of Florida to Great Britain by Spain in exchange for the release of Cuba, which the English and colonial forces under Lord Albemarle had wrested from Spanish authority the preceding year. England held Flor ida for twenty years, when among the disasters brought upon her by our Revolution was its retrocession to Spain in 1783, - a result which was accounted by our forefathers a great gain to the new Republic. Still more striking were the losses of France. Fifty years before, by the Treaty of Utrecht, France had surrendered to England the island of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia (then including New Brunswick), and the Hudson-bay Territory. She now gave up Canada and Cape Breton, acknowledged the sovereignty of Great Britain in the original thirteen Colonies as extending to the Missis sippi, and, by a separate treaty, surrendered Louisiana on the west side of the Mississippi, with New Orleans on the east side, to Spain. Thus, in 1763, French power disappeared from North America. The last square mile of the most valuable colonial territory ever possessed by a European sovereign was lost under the weak and effeminate rule of Louis XV., a reign not fitted for successful war, but distin guished only, as one of its historians says, for easy-mannered joyance, and the brilliant charm of fashionable and philosophical society. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.