Suffrage under national protection: speech of Hon. George F. Hoar of Massachusetts in the Senate of the United States. 1879

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Title

Suffrage under national protection: speech of Hon. George F. Hoar of Massachusetts in the Senate of the United States. 1879

Description

Speech made by Senator George Hoar during the consideration of resolutions submitted by Senator Edmunds, that the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments should be enforced by the states and not by the federal government.

Senator Hoar argues that unless Congress stands behind and enforces these amendments, black men will not fully be American citizens.

Date

1879-02-05

Subject

African Americans --Suffrage
Citizenship
Constitutional amendments
Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919
Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Creator

Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Publisher

Washington : [Government Printing Office]

Format

12 p.

Language

English

Identifier

ALMS.1879.01

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Text

"Why will they not embrace and welcome the one thing needed to place them far in advance of other American States, and that is, the great doctrine of justice and of the Constitution which shall secure to every man, white or black, dwelling upon their soil his manhood, his honor, his freedom, his equal suffrage as an American citizen."

Original Format

Speeches (documents)

Physical Dimensions

21 x 14 cm.

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