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  • Subject: United States--Politics and government--1783-1865
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    • "An Act Regulating Indian Affairs" in the state of Georgia.

    • 1835
    • The act makes six provisions for dealing with the Cherokee Indian population of the state during the period of removal. First, it stipulates that U.S. citizens will not be allowed to emigrate to Indian reservations, include those Indians who were...
    • 2010-11-12
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861-04-24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861-01-09
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Friendly Creek Indians."

    • 1833
    • Report submitted to the United States House of Representatives by Dixon Hall Lewis of the Committee on Indian Affairs. The committee requests "relief for certain Creek Indians of mixed blood, within the State of Alabama; and also the petitions of...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Losses--Late War with Creek Indians, Alabama."

    • 1838
    • Report issued by the Committee of Claims of the United States House of Representatives, in response to a request made by the Alabama legislature after the recent Creek War: "...many of the citizens of Alabama...have been subjected to great...
    • 2010-07-15
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856-06-24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • 2014-06-18
    • "The Slavery Question in California."

    • 1949-04-06
    • The article argues that slavery will not be permitted in California and quotes a statement from a New York newspaper: "No action of Congress can decide the question; it is already decided by the impossibility of retaining slaves, by the character...
    • 2009-08-24
    • "The War Begun."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article offers a defense of Southern secession and blames the Lincoln and the North for starting the war: "We have asked but our rights. We simply desired to be left alone, to conduct our own government free from abolition meddlesomeness....
    • 2010-01-25
    • "The War Declared."

    • 1861-04-17
    • This article argues that the United States government has effectively declared war on the South because it refused to receive a Confederate delegation or surrender Fort Sumter. The article also predicts that the Confederate forces will take the...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861-03-06
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • 2010-01-25
    • Charge to the grand jury by Judge Charles Tait.

    • 1825-06-20
    • In his introduction, Tait reminds the men of the jury that they are performing a vital civic duty: "We should never forget that true patriotism consists in devotion to our constitutions and the laws emanating from them - that there is no true...
    • 2009-09-28

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