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Kansas--The Lecompton constitution

speech of Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, in the Senate of the United States, March 17, 1858

by John J. Crittenden

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Published by C.W. Fenton, printer, American Office. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Extension to the territories,
  • Slavery,
  • Speeches in Congress

  • Edition Notes

    Statement(Corrected by himself.).
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24994024M

    The first post office in Lecompton was established in September, From until , the town served as the seat of Douglas County. In the fall of , a convention met in Constitution Hall and drafted the famous Lecompton Constitution, which would have admitted Kansas as a slave code:


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Kansas and the Lecompton constitution Paperback – Decem by Israel Washburn (Author)Author: Israel Washburn Kansas--the Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, in the Senate of the United States, Ma 2 [John Jordan Crittenden] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Kansas--the Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, in the Senate of the United States. Located at Elmore in Lecompton, Kansas.

The Lecompton Constitution was a document framed in Lecompton, the Territorial Capital Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book Kansas, in by Southern pro-slavery advocates of Kansas statehood.

It contained clauses protecting slaveholding and a bill of rights excluding free blacks. Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution. Speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, Ma by Schuyler Colfax Published by Buell & Blanchard, Printers in Washington, : the fall of Here they wrote the Lecompton Constitution.

The majority of delegates. supported slavery, which resulted in a constitution that allowed slavery in the new state of. Kansas.

Next, the completed Lecompton Constitution Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book before territorial voters for approval. I shall speak to-day of Kansas and the Lecompton Constitution.

On the 30th day of May, A.the memorable act, entitled "An act to organize the Terjitories of Nebraska and Kansas," was passed by the Congress of the United States.

Constitution Hall, Lecompton About a year passed before much more was done to write a constitution for Kansas. The federal government was clearly stalling on the issue of the Topeka Constitution, and both abolitionist and proslavery sides had taken to guerrilla warfare as a means of settling their differences.

One hundred and sixty-four years ago, inConstitution Hall was built when Lecompton, the territorial capital Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book Kansas, was the seat of government of Kansas. As presented to Congress, the Lecompton Constitution provided for the admission of Kansas as a slave state The fanatical abolitionist John Brown made his first entry into violent antislavery politics Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book.

This lesson deals with the issue of popular sovereignty and the Lecompton Constitution. The Kansas-Nebraska Act created Kansas Territory. It also stated that the state constitution would decide the issue of slavery in Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book state of Kansas.

Slavery would be allowed or prohibited depending upon the constitution territorial voters approved. The Lecompton Constitution, Kansas () Excerpts relating to slavery (from Annals of Kansas, ): ARTICLE VII.—SLAVERY SECTION 1. The right of property is before and higher Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book any constitutional sanction, and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the.

Lecompton Constitution. Written By: Lecompton Constitution, (), instrument framed in Lecompton, Kan., by Southern pro-slavery advocates of Kansas statehood. It contained clauses protecting slaveholding and a bill of rights excluding free blacks, and it added to.

Get this from a library. The union: Kansas and the Lecompton Constitution. [James R Doolittle; United States. Congress. Senate.; Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)]. Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book, the Lecompton Constitution Kansas--The Lecompton constitution book of Hon.

James F. Simmons, of Rhode Island, in the Senate of the United States, Ma The Lecompton Constitution was a proposed constitution for the state of Kansas written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution.

This enshrined slavery, protected the rights of slaveholders and allowed voters the choice of allowing more slaves to enter the territory. Kansas: The Prelude to the War for the Union, Leverett W. Springs, History of the State of Kansas, A.

Andreas, Beyond the Mississippi, Albert D. Richardson, Full text of "Kansas--the Lecompton constitution: Speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, Ma " See other formats KANSAS-THE LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION- SPEECH OF HON.

SCHUYLER COLFAX, OF IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MARCH The Lecompton Constitution was the second of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas (it was preceded by the Topeka Constitution and was followed by the Leavenworth and Wyandotte Constitutions, the Wyandotte becoming the Kansas state constitution).

The document was written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution of James H. Lane and other. The Lecompton Constitution () was one of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas. It was written by pro-slavery people.

It included parts to allow slavery in the state. It also had parts to not include free blacks from its bill of rights. The Lecompton Constitution was a controversial and disputed legal document of the Kansas Territory that became the focus of a great national crisis as the United States split over the issue of slavery in the decade before the Civil War.

Kansas the Lecompton Constitution: Speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, Ma (Classic Reprint) Paperback – 6 Dec. by Schuyler Colfax (Author)Author: Schuyler Colfax. The Lecompton Constitution was the second constitution drafted for Kansas Territory and was written by proslavery supporters.

The document permitted slavery (Article VII), excluded free blacks from living in Kansas, and allowed only male citizens of the United States to vote.

In disagreement, Congress sent the Lecompton Constitution back to the voters of Kansas, where this time it was roundly defeated at the polls.

In the end, Kansas became a free state in The Lecompton constitution was actually the second of a total of four proposed constitutions.

The first being the Topeka constitution and the latter being Leavenworth and Wyandotte Wyandotte became the official constitution for the state of Kansas. The Lecompton Constitution was pro-slavery and made on September,   Perhaps the most infamous document produced during this struggle was the Lecompton Constitution, drafted by the territorial legislature at Lecompton, Kansas in September Article VII, Section I declared that “[t]he right of property is before and higher than any constitutional sanction, and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave.

The Lecompton Constitution was a proposed constitution for the state of Kansas written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution. Get this from a library. Kansas - The Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, in the Senate of the United States, Ma [John J Crittenden].

THE!!LECOMPTON!!CONSTITUTION. November!7,!!. PREAMBLE.!We,!the!people!of!the!Territoryof!Kansas,!byour. representativesin!convention!assembled,!atLecompton. lecompton constitution. When the Kansas territory was ready to seek admission to the Union inthe key issue was whether it would be a free state or a slave state.

The pro-slavery forces won control of the constitutional convention, which met in the town of Lecompton in September of that year. the Lecompton Constitution was identified with the proslavery element, and the New England Immigrant Aid Society was associated with the antislavery free-soilers.

Inthe breaking point over slavery in Kansas came with. Wyandotte Constitution. The Wyandotte Constitution admitted Kansas as a free state, although it was not the first choice. There were four constitutions made for Kansans to vote on, the Topeka Constitution, the Leavenworth Constitution, the Lecompton Constitution and the Wyandotte Constitution.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Reader Q&A To ask other readers questions about Speech on the admission of Kansas, under the Lecompton Constitution, 3/5. The territorial legislature also met upstairs, and proslavery delegates wrote the Lecompton Constitution with the intent of bringing Kansas into the Union as a slave state.

Like the building itself, several items in Constitution Hall witnessed history. Visitors can see: Land office desk, originally owned by Albert G. Boone, Daniel Boone’s. On January 4,by act of the free-state territorial legislature, the Kansas Territory voters were given a second chance to vote on the Lecompton Constitution.

This poll book identifies the individuals who voted against the Constitution as framed at Lecompton. Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in Missing: Kansas--the.

Lecompton Constitution: Students analyze the debate over Kansas. Civil War. Google Compatible. This resource on the Lecompton Constitution is also included in the much larger Sectionalism and Irreconcilable Period Bundle, located here: Sectionalism & Irreconcilable Period Bundle. 8 engaging and Common Core focused resources.

Dred Scott, John Brown, Nat Turner, Kansas-Nebraska Act and More!4/5(6). The Lecompton Constitution was the second of four proposed constitutions for the state of document was written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution.

Douglas and Lecompton. Oct. 18, The responsibility of denying to the people of Kansas the right to vote upon the Lecomp- ton Constitution, has hitherto been thrown exclusively upon.

Kansas--the law of slavery. Speech of Hon. Daniel Clark, of New Hampshire. Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Ma (Washington, D.C., Buell & Blanchard, printers, ), by Daniel Clark (page images at HathiTrust) The Lecompton constitution; a measure to.

Lecompton Constitution, (), an instrument framed in Lecompton, Kan., by Southern pro-slavery advocates of Kansas statehood. It contained clauses protecting slaveholding and a bill of rights excluding free blacks, and it added to the frictions leading up to the U.S.

Civil War. “Lincoln would not have pdf president except for the Lecompton Constitution,” said Jonathan Earle, a history professor at the University of Kansas, who is writing a book on the Download pdf (pronounced / l ɪ ˈ k ɒ m p t ə n /) is a city in Douglas County, Kansas, Unitedthere were people there.

Lecompton had a big historical role in pre-Civil War America as the territorial capital of Kansas from to This time period was known as Bleeding KansasCounty: Douglas.Named ebook a small town in Douglas County, Kansas, The Lecompton Constitution was one of four proposed Kansas ebook constitutions.

The Lecompton Constitution supported the existence of slavery in the proposed state and protected rights of slaveholders. In addition, the constitution provided for a referendum that allowed voters the choice of allowing more slaves to the territory.