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" But this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. "
The American Whig Review - Seite 123
1848
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James Monroe: The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825

Gary Hart - 2005 - 170 Seiten
...had been "filled with terror" that the issue might prove "the death knell of the Union. It is hushed for the moment. But this is a reprieve only; not a final sentence."21 In the final analysis Monroe based his approval of the Missouri Compromise on constitutional...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - 1963 - 328 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and ever\r new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - 2006 - 374 Seiten
...quarrel would only further deepen the sectional rift. "This is a reprieve only," Jafferson argued, "not a final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." ^ And later, writing to Albert Gallatin on December 26, 1820, Jefferson echoed the thoughts of Madison...
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Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Matthew Mason - 2006 - 339 Seiten
...to become official and extend across the continent. Jefferson famously deplored the compromise, for "a geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." 38 "What," asked John Taylor of Caroline, "is the political attitude of nations towards each other,...
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Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Matthew Mason - 2006 - 339 Seiten
...to become official and extend across the continent. Jefferson famously deplored the compromise, for "a geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper."58 "What," asked John Taylor of Caroline, "is the political attitude of nations towards each...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - 2007 - 472 Seiten
...momentous question, like a fire-bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. TARIFF OF 1824 The momentous question was too dangerous to put into words. The Missouri crisis had...
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Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth ...

William D. Pederson, Thomas T. Samaras, Frank J. Williams - 2007 - 381 Seiten
...Union," but not yet "a final sentence." Then he quoted Jefferson: A geographical line, co-inciding [sic] with a marked principle, moral and political, once...passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is not a man...
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The Civil War

Anne Devereaux Jordan, Virginia Schomp - 2006 - 72 Seiten
...momentous question" was like "a fire bell in the night [that] awakened and filled me with terror. ... It is hushed, indeed for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence." THE COMPROMISE OF 1850 Within three decades of the Missouri Compromise, Thomas Jefferson's prediction...
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For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

James R. Gaines - 2007 - 533 Seiten
...night, awakened and filled me with terror," Jefferson wrote from Monticello in April 1820. "I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." Even as he wrote, the central government's assertion of its right to enforce such a determination on...
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The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America

Robert Pierce Forbes - 2009 - 384 Seiten
...the Missouri Compromise line of 36°3o' did, as Thomas Jefferson mournfully observed to John Holmes: "A geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper."133 Educated southerners had been schooled in the same values as their northern counterparts;...
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