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" This leads us to inquire into the origin of this government, and the source of its power. Whose agent is it ? Is it the creature of the state legislatures, or the creature of the people... "
American Quarterly Review - Page 315
edited by - 1831
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The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster: Speeches in Congress, etc

Daniel Webster - United States - 1903
...the progress of the general government, by force of her own laws, under any circumstances whatever. This leads us to inquire into the origin of this government and the source of its power. Whose agent is it? IB it the creature of the State legislatures, or the creature of the people ? If the government of...
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A history of the people of the United States, from the Revolution ..., Volume 6

John Bach McMaster - United States - 1906
...source of its powers. Whose agent is it ? Is it a creation of the State legislatures, or the creation of the people? If the government of the United States...of the State governments, then they may control it and it becomes the servant of four and twenty masters of different wills and different purposes, and...
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British and American Eloquence

Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood - Orator - 1912 - 403 pages
...the progress of the general government, by force of her own laws, under any circumstances whatever. This leads us to inquire into the origin of this government and the source of its power. \Vhose agent is it ? Is it the creature of the state legislatures, or the creature of the people ?...
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Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861)

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...stop the progress of the general Government by force of her own laws under any circumstances whatever. This leads us to inquire into the origin of this Government...'Whose agent is it? Is it the creature of the State legislature or the creature of the people? If the Government 'of the United States be the agent of...
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Landmarks of Liberty: The Growth of American Political Ideals as Recorded in ...

Robert Porter St. John, Raymond Lenox Noonan - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1920 - 267 pages
...authority, annul an act of the general government which it deems plainly and palpably unconstitutional. This leads us to inquire into the origin of this government...Whose agent is it? Is it the creature of the state legislators, or the creature of the people? If the government of the United States be the agent of...
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Landmarks of Liberty: The Growth of American Political Ideals as Recorded in ...

Robert Porter St. John, Raymond Lenox Noonan - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1922 - 340 pages
...authority, annul an act of the general government which it deems plainly and palpably unconstitutional. This leads us to inquire into the origin of this government...Whose agent is it? Is it the creature of the state legislators, or the creature of the people? If the government of the United States be the agent of...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1902
...Library, Afonthly Reference Lists, I, 7. — Bibliography: ( 'banning and Hart, GuiJe, 156, 183, 205. THIS leads us to inquire into the origin of this Government,...State Legislatures, or the creature of the people ? . . . It is, sir, the people's constitution, the people's Government ; made for the people ; made...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - History - 1992 - 317 pages
...government for itself (not a pact between different peoples) in the Constitution: Is it [the government] the creature of the State legislatures, or the creature of the people? ... It is, Sir [Calhoun again], the people's Constitution, the people's government, made for the people,...
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America's Survival Guide

Michael Warren - History - 2007 - 236 pages
...Daniel Webster echoed this understanding decades later on the Senate floor: Is [the federal government] the creature of the State legislatures, or the creature of the people? ... It is, Sire, the people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to...
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The Southern Review, Volume 6

1830
...the progress of the General Government, by force of her own laws, under any circumstances whatever. " This leads us to inquire into the origin of this Government,...they can agree in the manner of controlling it; if it is the agent of the People, then the People alone can control it, restrain it, modify or reform it....
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