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Kansas--slavery--the Lecompton constitution.

Speech of Hon. Sidney Dean, of Connecticut.

by Sidney Dean

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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 -- Speeches in Congress

    • Edition Notes

      Caption title.

      StatementDelivered in the House of Representatives, March 25th, 1858.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF685 .D28
      The Physical Object
      Pagination7, [1] p.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6529300M
      LC Control Number11007421
      OCLC/WorldCa5067995

      Lecompton Constitution [] The judges of said election shall cause to be kept two poll-books by two clerks, by them appointed. The ballots cast at said election shall be endorsed, "Constitution with slavery," and "Constitution with no slavery." The president [of the convention] with two or more members of this convention, shall. 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 .

      Get this from a library! Kansas, slavery, the Lecompton Constitution: speech of Hon. Sidney Dean, of Connecticut: delivered in the House of Representatives, March 25th, [Sidney Dean; United States. Congress. House.; Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)]. lecompton constitution. When the Kansas territory was ready to seek admission to the Union in , the 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 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. Lecompton is a city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States. As of the census, the city population was Lecompton was the former territorial capital of Kansas from –61, and during much of the s, the Douglas County seat. During this time, the city played a major historical role in pre-Civil War America, as it was a hotbed of proslavery sentiment. This time period was known as Bleeding Kansas, County: Douglas.


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Kansas and the Lecompton constitution Paperback – Decem by Israel Washburn (Author)Author: Israel Washburn Kansas--the Lecompton Constitution;: Speech in the Senate of the United States, March 4, Unknown Binding – January 1, by James Henry Hammond (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: James Henry Hammond.

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 than 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.

Full text of "Kansas--slavery--the Lecompton constitution. Speech of Hon. Sidney Dean, of Connecticut" See other formats 'p^ /8^€> LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2 KANSAS-SLAVERY— THE LECOMPTON CONSTrCUTION.

SPEECH OF. 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, 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.

Meanwhile, James Buchanan was elected president. Again, there are exciting topics presented every Sunday through March 1, at 2 pm at Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton, Kansas. Please join us for these talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent territorial and civil war events of Kansas and the nation that occurred between – The Lecompton Constitution () was one of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas.

It was drafted by pro-slavery advocates and included provisions to protect slaveholding in the state and to exclude free blacks from its bill of rights.

With free state Kansans refusing to vote on the Lecompton Constitution on Decem“the constitution with slavery” was overwhelmingly approved by 6, to few than During the January election for state offices under the Lecompton Constitution, many free.

In the next round of voting, on January 4,Kansas voters rejected the Lecompton Constitution by a decisive margin of 10, tosuggesting that Free-State supporters overwhelmingly outnumbered the proslavery element and that Lecompton’s previous popularity at the polls was the product of nefarious voting practices.

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 the state of Kansas. Slavery would be allowed or prohibited depending upon the constitution territorial voters approved.

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.

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 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 the frictions leading up to the U.S. Civil War. Bythey drew up a pro-slavery document called the Lecompton Constitution, which would make Kansas a slave state.

But first, the Lecompton Constitution had to be approved by Congress. The Lecompton Constitution () was one of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas. It was written by pro-slavery people.

It was written by pro-slavery people. It included parts to allow slavery in. 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.

The Topeka Constitution ofthe first of four proposed constitutions, would have banned slavery in Kansas. In response to the Topeka Constitution, the territorial legislature, consisting mostly of slave-owners, met at the designated capital of Lecompton to produce a rival document.

The slave journey to freedom starts in Lecompton, Kan. Lecompton served as the temporary capital in It’s inside the Lecompton Constitution Hall where lawmakers legalized slavery in the state. Kansas--slavery--the Lecompton constitution.

Speech of Hon. Sidney Dean, of Connecticut. Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 25th, ([Washington, D.C., Buell & Blanchard, printers, ]), by Sidney Dean (page images at HathiTrust) The immediate admission of Kansas as a state.

Speech of Hon. William H. Seward, of New York.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 Lecompton Constitution was a proposed constitution for the state of Kansas written in response to the anti-slavery position of the Topeka Constitution.