The Territorial Acquisitions of the United States: An Historical Review

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Small, Maynard & Company, 1899 - 110 strani

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Stran 21 - There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans, through which the produce of three-eighths of our territory must pass to market, and from its fertility it will ere long yield more than half of our whole produce, and contain more than half of our inhabitants.
Stran 25 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal Constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities of citizens of the United States; and in the meantime they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which they profess.
Stran 91 - Government for the control and management of public affairs and the protection of the public peace is hereby established, to exist until terms of union with the United States of America have been negotiated and agreed upon.
Stran 21 - It completely reverses all the political relations of the United States, and will form a new epoch in our political course.
Stran 46 - Britain lays claim, begins to attract the attention of our fellow-citizens, and the tide of population which has reclaimed what was so lately an unbroken wilderness in more contiguous regions is preparing to flow over those vast districts which stretch from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. In advance of the acquirement of individual rights to these lands, sound policy dictates that every effort should be resorted to by the two Governments to settle their respective claims.
Stran 22 - France, placing herself in that door, assumes to us the attitude of defiance. Spain might have retained it quietly for years. Her pacific dispositions, her feeble state, would induce her to increase our facilities there, so that her possession of the place would be hardly felt by us, and it would not, perhaps, be very long before some circumstance...
Stran 27 - Now, by adding an unmeasured world beyond that river, we rush like a comet into infinite space. In our wild career we may jostle some other world out of its orbit, but we shall, in every event, quench the light of our...
Stran 75 - No one who knows these facts doubts that if vessels similar to those used by the bank fishermen from Massachusetts and Maine were fitted out here and were to fish on the various banks along this coast it would even now be a most lucrative business . The cod and halibut on this coast, up near Sitka, are fully equal to the largest taken in the eastern waters...
Stran 73 - In other words, while every other addition to our territory would, in the ordinary course of growth, become States, this Alaska purchase "offered little or no prospect of ever becoming fit for admission to the Union on an equal footing with the States.
Stran 67 - What must history s»y of the policy and morality of such doings ? The butcher of the American prisoners at Goliad, San Patricio, the Old Mission, and the Alamo ; the destroyer of republican government at home ; the military dictator aspiring to permanent supreme power ; this man to be restored to power by the United States, for the purpose of fulfilling speculating and indemnity calculations on which a war was begun.

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