Thomas Jefferson His Permanent Influence on American Institutions

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Columbia University Press, 1913 - 330 σελίδες
Looks at the influence of Thomas Jefferson as a Virginian, a revolutionist, a diplomat, and as President of the United States.
 

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Σελίδα 193 - You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Σελίδα 259 - I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against ] every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Σελίδα 81 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God ? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Σελίδα 209 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal Constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities of citizens of the United States; and in the meantime they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which they profess.
Σελίδα 250 - Assembly, elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of legislation only, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding Assemblies, constituted with powers equal to our own, and that therefore to declare this act irrevocable would be of no effect in law; yet we are free to declare, and do declare, that the rights hereby asserted are of the natural rights of mankind, and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement...
Σελίδα 218 - The civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by the Congress.
Σελίδα 136 - Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe. Our second, never to suffer Europe to intermeddle with cis-atlantic affairs.
Σελίδα 81 - Yet the hour of emancipation is advancing in the march of time. It will come; and whether brought on by the generous energy of our own minds, or by the bloody process of St. Domingo...
Σελίδα 249 - Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness...
Σελίδα 205 - Not so can it ever be in the hands of France. The impetuosity of her temper, the energy and restlessness of her character...

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