Table of contents for The Constitution in Congress : descent into the maelstrom, 1829-1861 / David P. Currie.

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 PREFACE 
 ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORTENED TITLES 
 
Prologue: Speak No Evil 
CHAPTER 1: THE GREAT PETITION FIGHT 
 
 	I.	Skirmishing 
 	II.	The Right to Petition 
 	III.	Slavery in the District of Columbia 
 	IV.	The Indomitable Mr. Adams 
 
CHAPTER 2: SOUTH CAROLINA, ARKANSAS, AND LIBERIA 
 
 	I.	Stopping the Mails 
 	II.	Michigan 
 	III.	Arkansas 
 	IV.	Colonization 
 	V.	Exclusion 
 
Part One: Diplomacy, Expansion, and Force 
 
CHAPTER 3: O CANADA! 
 
 	I.	Breaking the Ice 
 	II.	Neutrality 
 	III.	McLeod 
 	IV.	Habeas Corpus 
 	V.	States and Subjects of Foreign States 
 	VI.	The Law of Nations 
 
CHAPTER 4: AROUND THE POLE 
 
 	I.	The Dorr Rebellion 
 	II.	Oregon 
 	III.	The Danish Treaty 
 
CHAPTER 5: THE GREAT SOUTHWEST 
 
 	I.	Texas, L'il Darlin' 
A. Jackson and Texas 
B. Tyler and Texas 
C. Treaties and Wars 
D. Statehood 
 	II.	Mr. Polk's War 
A. Who Started It? 
B. Other Issues 
 
CHAPTER 6: BRUSHFIRES 
 
 	I.	Glad Tidings 
 	II.	Greytown 
 	III.	Panama 
 	IV.	The Adventures of William Walker
 	V.	President Buchanan and Executive Restraint 
 
Part Two: The Evil Empire 
CHAPTER 7: MR. WILMOT'S PROVISO
 
 	I.	Oregon and the Southwest 
A. The Facts 
B. The Arguments 
 	II.	New Notions: The Thirtieth Congress 
A. Popular Sovereignty 
B. Property 
C. Judicial Decision 
D. Statehood--and the Army 
 	
CHAPTER 8: MR. CLAY'S COMPROMISE 
 
 	I.	California 
 	II.	New Mexico and Utah 
 	III.	The Texas Boundary 
A. Adjudication 
B. Negotiation 
C. Force 
 	IV.	Fugitive Slaves 
A. Jury Trial 
B. Independent Judges 
C. Habeas Corpus 
D. Indemnity 
 
CHAPTER 9: THE SLIPPERY SLOPE 
 
 	I.	Mr. Douglas's Blunder 
 	II.	Lincoln and Douglas 
 	III.	The Utah War 
 	IV.	Polygamy 
 	V.	John Brown 
 
CHAPTER 10: THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT 
 
 	I.	Mr. Buchanan's Challenge 
 	II.	Breaking the Bonds 
 	III.	The Use of Force 
 	IV.	The Consequences of Secession 
A. "Three Fourths of the Several States" 
B. Suspending the Laws 
C. Vacancies 
 	V.	Mr. Corwin's Amendment 
 
CONCLUSION 
APPENDIX A: DRAMATIS PERSONAE 
 
APPENDIX B: PRINCIPAL OFFICERS, 1829-1861 
APPENDIX C: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES 
INDEX 
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Constitutional history -- United States.
Law -- United States -- History.
Legislative power -- United States -- History.
Executive power -- United States. -- History.
United States. Congress -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.