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Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution.

Speech of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, March 20, 1858.

by Schuyler Colfax

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Published by Buell & Blanchard, Printers in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kansas
    • Subjects:
    • Kansas -- Politics and government -- 1854-1861

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF685 .C691
      The Physical Object
      Pagination14 p., 1 l.
      Number of Pages14
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL240090M
      LC Control Numberca 07006081
      OCLC/WorldCa906732

      This constitution was the most radically progressive of the four proposed, outlawing slavery and providing a framework for women's rights. The constitution was adopted by the convention at Leavenworth on April 3, , and by the people at an election held (all while the Lecompton Constitution was still under consideration). Lecompton, Capital of Kansas Territory Tour Stop. Directions: A historical marker [ Waypoint = N38 W95 ] for Lecompton, the Capital of the Kansas Territory is located in a roadside rest area at the intersection of US Highway 40 and E th Road about miles south of Lecompton, Kansas From Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, head south on Constant .

      See other formats v^ Hon -Sgikiuylet C oUaK, ^ ifc— — — I— Wx ^ II II 1 1 11 1 Moufe'U zo, ii0t ^>^ Class. Book. t KANSAS— THE LECOMPTON CONSTITUTION- SPEECH OF HON. SCHUYLER COLFAX, OF I], IN THE HOUSE OF . Kansas--the Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. Amos P. Granger, of New York, in the U. S. House of representatives, Ma Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Also available in digital form.

      The Lecompton Constitution was the second of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas. The document was written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution of James H. Lane and other free-state advocates.   The document was approved on December 15 by a vote of 1, to The Topeka Constitution prohibited slavery and limited suffrage to white males and "every civilized male Indian who has adopted the habits of the white man." Congress rejected this constitution and the accompanying request for Kansas to be admitted to the Union.


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The Lecompton Constitution 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 free-state advocates. 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 the frictions leading up to the U.S.

Civil War. Though it was rejected in a territorial election (January One of the most controversial, confusing and famous of these events was the writing, voting on and submission to Congress of the Lecompton Constitution by Pro-slavery advocates in Lecompton, Kansas in and the subsequent response to that document by President James Buchanan in a message to Congress in February, Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution;: Speech in the Senate of the United States, Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution.

book 4, [Hammond, James Henry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution;: Speech in the Senate of the United States, March 4, Author: James Henry Hammond.

Lecompton Constitution pro-slavery constitution written for Kansas' admission to the union in opposition to the anti-slavery Topeka Constitution; it was eventually rejected and Kansas became a free state in   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, D.C. Written in EnglishPages:   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. Meanwhile, James Buchanan was elected president.

As presented to Congress, the Lecompton Constitution provided for the admission of Kansas as a slave state The fanatical abolitionist John Brown made. Popular Sovereignty and the Lecompton Constitution Topic: The purpose of this lesson is to study the Lecompton Constitution as it dealt with the issue of popular sovereignty.

Although the Lecompton Constitution seems to be about the issue of slavery in the state of Kansas, the issue would have to be decided by the people of the state. 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].

Kansas--the Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. James F. Simmons, of Rhode Island, in the Senate of the United States, Ma by: Simmons, James Fowler, Published: () Kansas--The Lecompton Constitution. Speech of Hon. James Buffinton, of Mass.

Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 24th,   Discover how the issue of slavery came to dominate American politics, and how political leaders struggled and failed to resolve the growing crisis in the nation. A House Divided: The Road to Civil. Lecompton was one of two capitols during the territory stage of Kansas.

The other was Topeka. Both thought they were the legitimate capital. Also, the Lecompton Constitution was a major debate because it did not adequetly represent the entire state. It was drafted by the Lecompton legislature, and unratified by Free Soil areas of the state who.

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 Get this from a library. Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution. Speech of Hon.

Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in the House of Representatives, Ma [Schuyler Colfax]. The Lecompton Constitution was a proposed constitution for the state of Kansas written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution.

constitution of the state of kansas The Kansas Constitution was originally known as the Wyandotte Constitution and was the fourth constitution proposed by the Territorial Legislature. President James Buchanan signed the bill into law on Janumaking Kansas the 34th state to enter the Union.

In the event the Lecompton Reenactors are ever asked to explain the origin of this phrase, following a performance of our plays “Bleeding Kansas” or “Kansas Territory,” the following information might be helpful. “Bleeding Kansas” is normally surrounded by quotation marks.

So who was the author that either said it or wrote it. The Lecompton Constitution became a byword for political controversy. In the s, it caused divisive national debate, paralyzed Congress, splintered the national Democratic Party, catapulted Abraham Lincoln onto the national political stage, further divided the Union, and hastened the country toward civil war.

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 Africanize the territories of the United States.

“Lincoln would not have been president except for the Lecompton Constitution,” said Jonathan Earle, a history professor at the University of Kansas, who is writing a book .The Lecompton Constitution was a proposed constitution for the state of Kansas written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution.

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