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Collection Reference Number GLC06275
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1856 
Title ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD. Let every Voter Examine and Judge for Himself!
Date 25 October 1856
Author Miller, Daniel L. (fl. 1856)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Election broadside focusing on the extension of slavery. Compares the Presidential platforms of James Buchanan/John C. Breckinridge and John C. Fremont/William L. Dayton. Buchanan/Breckinridge attest that "Congress has no Constitutional right to prohibit slavery in the territories, and that such prohibition would be inexpedient." Fremont/Dayton argue that "Congress has the Constitutional right, and that it is expedient, to prohibit both slavery and polygamy in the territories belonging to the people of the whole Union." Contains quotes from former United States leaders, including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Tyler, and James K. Polk. Argues that Buchanan's support of the extension of slavery is a threat to the cohesion of the Union. Offers a reward of one hundred dollars to anyone who can disprove the broadside's claims.
Subjects State Constitution  Government and Civics  Election  Politics  Slavery  African American History  Westward Expansion  US Constitution  President  Mormon  Religion  Marriage  
People Miller, Daniel L. (fl. 1856)  Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell) (1821-1875)  Frémont, John Charles (1813-1890)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Tyler, John (1790-1862)  Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; Westward Expansion; The Presidency; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859