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" We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain, a state of war against the United States ; and on the side of the United States, a state of peace towards Great Britain. "
Annals of the Congress of the United States - Page 1629
by United States. Congress - 1811
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The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 1, The Creation ...

Bradford Perkins, Walter LaFeber, Akira Iriye, Warren I. Cohen - 1995 - 276 pages
...wisely confides to the legislative department." But he did present a catalog of insults aiming to show "on the side of Great Britain a state of war against...on the side of the United States a state of peace toward Great Britain." Madison mentioned impressment, Indian warfare in the West presumably stimulated...
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The War of 1812: A Short History

Donald R. Hickey - 1995 - 156 pages
...the thrust of his message was unmistakable. "We behold ... on the side of Great Britain," he said, "a state of war against the United States; and on...side of the United States a state of peace towards Britain." Madison's message was referred to the House Foreign Relations Committee, which issued a report...
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Document-based Assessment Activities for U.S. History Classes

Kenneth Hilton - 1999 - 138 pages
...wrested [taken] from their lawful destinations ... in [to] British ports. . . . We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against the United States . . . According to this excerpt from President Madison's Declaration of War, what seemed to be the...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel - 2000 - 416 pages
...examples of such interpositions heretofore furnished by the officers and agents of that Government. . . . Whether the United States shall continue passive under these progressive usurpations and these accumulating wrongs, or, opposing force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit...
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James Madison

Andrew Santella - 2003 - 70 pages
...message to the US Congress. Madison wrote that the United States had tried to be peaceful, but "we behold on the side of Great Britain a state of war against the United States." Madison believed the United States had no choice but to declare war on Great Britain. "Peace as we...
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The War of 1812

Diana Childress - 2004 - 90 pages
...the high seas and on the western frontier. He urged Congress to vote for war. "We behold," he said, "on the side of Great Britain a state of war against...United States a state of peace towards Great Britain." New Englanders objected to war because they thought the issues could be settled by diplomatic negotiation....
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History ...

Clement A. Evans - 2004 - 784 pages
...inflict, on the United States, sums up the situation in these impressive words: "We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain, a state of war against...on the side of the United States, a state of peace toward Great Britain. Whether the United States shall continue passive under these progressive usurpations,...
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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

Peter L. Bernstein - 2005 - 472 pages
...particularly shocking to humanity." As Madison summed up his view of the struggle, "We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against...on the side of the United States a state of peace toward Great Britain." Well aware of the constitutional constraints on the president in declaring war,...
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Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy

William C. Martel - 2006 - 311 pages
...no other effort than to encourage perseverance and to enlarge pretensions. . . . We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against...States, and on the side of the United States a state of war toward Great Britain." As Stagg observed (Mr. Madison's War, p. 3), "This declaration [of war]...
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Cobbett's Political Register VOL.XXI From January to June,1812

Cobbett's Political Register VOL.XXI From January to June,1812 - 1812 - 788 pages
...equally upporting a claim to regulate our external commerce in all cases whatsoever. We lehold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain, a state of war against...continue passive under these progressive usurpations, and these accumulating wrongs; or, opposing force to force, in delence of their natural rights, shall commit...
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