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Quotations, slogans, mottoes: 1850 to 1856
1840; Whig campaign motto, portraying aristocrat William Henry Harrison, as a commoner.
From the 1 hour, 45 minute inaugural address of William Henry Harrison.
Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrisons, and the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society's characterization of the U.S. Constitution.
Opening words of a patriotic song, authorship disputed between David T. Shaw and Thomas á Becket.
1844; Henry Clay's Raleigh letter.
May 24, 1844; First words sent via telegraph; Samuel F.B.Morse, from the US Supreme Court building to his partner Alfred Vail in Baltimore
From a Senate speech given by Ohio Democrat William Allen in support of James Polk's candidacy; Polk later compromised on the issue.
A phrase, though used by Andrew Jackson in 1824, was popularized by John Louis O'Sullivan in an 1845 editorial, in support of the annexation of Texas.
From the Inaugural Address of James K. Polk.
1846; Polk address asking Congress for a declaration of war.
Ohio Whig Senator Thomas Corwin, denouncing the Mexican War.
Daniel Webster's characterization of the Mexican War.
Outnumbered 20,000 to 5,000 men, Zach Taylor's response to a call for surrender.
1847; Brigham Young at the end of the Mormon trek from Nauvoo, Ill to the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
1848; From the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, principally crafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1848; Slogan of the Free Soil Party and their candidate Martin Van Buren.
The boundaries of the USA, given by an anonymous Kentuckian in Boston's American Union (1849).
President Zachary Taylor eulogizing Dolly Madison; possibly the first use of the included title.
1849; Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience (originally entitled Resistance to Civil Government).
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