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Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly

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Identifier: MS-3403

In this 28-page pamphlet, entitled Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly, the Whig Party denounces the Tennessee Democratic Senators who have prevented the Assembly from selecting two Whig U. S. Senators from Tennessee. The authors charge that the Democratic Senators refused to meet with the Tennessee House in Joint Session on the grounds that the Constitution requires each chamber to approve senatorial candidates separately. This argument kept Tennessee without representation in the U. S. Senate for two years. The text was printed in Nashville by W. F. Bang & Co. & C. C. Norvell.

Dates

  • 1842

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this 28-page pamphlet, entitled Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly, the Whig Party denounces the Tennessee Democratic Senators who have prevented the Assembly from selecting two Whig U. S. Senators from Tennessee. The authors charge that the Democratic Senators refused to meet with the Tennessee House in Joint Session on the grounds that the Constitution requires each chamber to approve senatorial candidates separately. This argument kept Tennessee without representation in the U. S. Senate for two years. The text was printed in Nashville by W. F. Bang & Co. & C. C. Norvell.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Whig Party, originally formed to oppose the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party, was one of the two major political parties in the United States from 1833 to 1856. The Whigs wanted government to support a more modern, industrialized, market-oriented economy. Important leaders included Henry Clay in Kentucky and Daniel Webster in Massachusetts. The party disintegrated because the northern and southern members disagreed on slavery. Most northern ex-Whigs joined the new Republican Party, while southern ex-Whigs flocked to the new but short-lived American Party.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this address in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480