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Collection Reference Number GLC05508.025
From Archive Folder Collection of documents relating to religion and spirituality 
Title The Atlas. [Vol. 6, no. 164 (January 11, 1838)]
Date 11 January 1838
Author Haughton, Richard (1799-1841)  
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Most prominent on this page is a report on the debate of "Calhoun's resolutions" concerning the parameters of the "gag rule," which was renewed by the senate annually between 1836 and 1844. The debate touches on states' rights, free speech, and secession, and provides an example of how the Senate avoided direct consideration of slavery by instead debating how they should discuss slavery. Contributions are made by senators John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, James Buchanan, and Thomas Morris, among others. The page also includes a resolution by Martin Van Buren urging U.S. citizens not to interfere with the Canadian Rebellion of 1837, an article on the unrelated steamboat disasters involving the Black Hawk and the Vicksburg, and various advertisements for shipping and items for sale.
Subjects Politics  Congress  Law  Slavery  Statehood  Secession  Bill of Rights  Canada  President  Rebellion  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Steamboat  Disaster  
People Haughton, Richard (1799-1841)  Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)  Morris, Thomas (1776-1844)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Slavery & Abolition; The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859