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Collection Reference Number GLC06814
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1856 
Title One Hundred Dollars Reward. Shall extension of slavery be prohibited? [election]
Date 25 October 1856
Author Miller, Daniel L. (fl. 1856)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description A comparison of Democratic Buchanan/Breckinridge platform to Republican Fremont/Dayton platform with historical background. Prints quotations from Jefferson, Washington, Madison, Polk, and the Constitution. For anyone who can disprove the statements in the broadside, the author offers: "One hundred dollars reward. Let every voter examine and judge for himself!" Poses the question: "Has Congress the Constitutional right to prohibit slavery and polygamy in the territories?" and offers the candidates views on the issues.
Subjects President  Election  Politics  Democratic Party  US Constitution  Marriage  Mormon  Religion  Westward Expansion  African American History  Slavery  Congress  Government and Civics  Republican Party  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Buchanan, James (1791-1868)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Theme Government & Politics; Religion; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859