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  • Andrew Jackson
    Hello Group,   Just remembered.  Today marks the 137th birthday of Winnie Churchill. Hail Brittania, and God save the King.   Andrew Hello Group, Just
    Message 1 of 70 , Nov 30, 2011
      Hello Group,
       
      Just remembered.  Today marks the 137th birthday of Winnie Churchill. Hail Brittania, and God save the King.
       
      Andrew
    • Andrew Jackson
      Hello Group, Today marks the anniversary of Daniel Webster s 7th of March speech where he endorsed the compromise of 1850. He spoke not as a Massachusetts man
      Message 70 of 70 , Mar 7, 2016
        Hello Group,

        Today marks the anniversary of Daniel Webster's 7th of March speech where he endorsed the compromise of 1850. He spoke not as a Massachusetts man but as an American.   In return for admitting California as a free state breaking the long time balance of admitting free and slave states alternatively and keeping a balance, a fugitive slave act would be enacted.  He was much disliked in northern free states as a result.

        Some historians and commentators thought that he helped avoid secession, but it may be that he prevented another nullification controvesy over tariffs or other issues.  In several trials in federal courts in northern states, people charged with aiding and abetting runaway slaves were not only acquitted but sometimes through jury nullification wherein the jury stated the fugitive slave law was unconstitutional and/or immoral.

        Andrew 
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