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dc.contributor.authorMcClure, C. H. (Clarence Henry), 1873-1942eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued1913eng
dc.date.submitted1913eng
dc.descriptionTypescript.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes 4 folded maps.eng
dc.description.abstractIn February, 1850, Thomas Hart Benton was defeated for reelection to the Senate of the United States. This defeat of Benton marked the culmination of one of the most exciting senatorial campaigns ever waged in the state. The Missouri legislature, March 7, 1849, had passed some resolutions of instructions known, from C. F. Jackson who introduced them, as the Jackson resolutions, instructing the senators from Missouri to vote for the Calhoun resolutions on the slavery questions then pending in the United States Senate. Benton refused to follow these instructions and appealed from the legislative instructions to the people of the state in speech of great length delivered at Jefferson City, May 26, 1849, in which he denounced the Jackson resolutions as designed for electioneering and disunion purposes and as a mere copy of the Calhoun' resolutions. This speech was followed by an exciting campaign which resulted in the election of a legislature composed of almost equal proportions of Whigs, Benton Democrats, and Anti-Benton Democrats. After a deadlock of several weeks the Anti-Benton Democrats went over to the Whig candidate Henry S. Geyer, of St. Louis, and he was elected to succeed Benton.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent148 leaves : illustrated, color mapseng
dc.identifier.merlinb24620968eng
dc.identifier.oclc25881469eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/16219
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/16219eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2012.eng
dc.subject.lcshBenton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858eng
dc.subject.lcshJackson, Claiborne Fox, 1806-1862eng
dc.subject.lcshCalhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850eng
dc.titleOpposition to the reelection of Thomas Hart Benton in 1844eng
dc.title.alternativeOpposition to reelection of Bentoneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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