A thorough examination should be regularly made, and I will promote it. The activities of his later years included serving as regent of the University of Virginia 1826—30. But no serious conflict has arisen, nor any contest but such as are managed by argument and by a fair appeal to the good sense of the people, and many of the defects which experience had clearly demonstrated in both Governments have been remedied. Army led increasingly frequent incursions into Spanish territory. By thus facilitating the intercourse between the States we shall add much to the convenience and comfort of our fellow-citizens, much to the ornament of the country, and, what is of greater importance, we shall shorten distances, and, by making each part more accessible to and dependent on the other, we shall bind the Union more closely together.
In the course of these conflicts the United States received great injury from several of the parties. In custodia legis: Law Librarians of Congress. Two things, Duncan and Medhurst agree: the dying out of the revolutionary generation that was so reluctant to invoke a personal god; and a Protestant revival that was gathering steam just as Monroe became president. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. My earnest hope is that Congress will digest some plan, founded on these principles, with such improvements as their wisdom may suggest, and carry it into effect as soon as it may be practicable.
Their sovereignty over vast territories should cease, in lieu of which the right of soil should be secured to each individual and his posterity in competent portions; and for the territory thus ceded by each tribe some reasonable equivalent should be granted, to be vested in permanent funds for the support of civil government over them and for the education of their children, for their instruction in the arts of husbandry, and to provide sustenance for them until they could provide it for themselves. They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel. Caught in the middle, Monroe had little success and was recalled in 1796. By a treaty with the British Government, bearing date on the 20th of October, 1818, the convention regulating the commerce between the United States and Great Britain, concluded on the 3d of July, 1815, which was about expiring, was revived and continued for the term of ten years from the time of its expiration. Expedited shipping is available for all orders upon request. Equally proper is it to persevere in our efforts to extend to them the advantages of civilization.
In the , four members of the Democratic-Republican Party sought to succeed Monroe, who remained neutral among the candidates. Who restrained from offering his vows in the mode which he prefers to the Divine Author of his being? Book a primary source exhibit and a professional speaker for your next event by contacting Historic. The arrangement should be such as to put at the command of the Government the ardent patriotism and youthful vigor of the country. They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel. It ought therefore to be cherished. It secures to the United States a territory important in itself, and whose importance is much increased by its bearing on many of the highest interests of the Union. Monroe offered the position of Secretary of War to of Kentucky, but Clay was only willing to serve in the cabinet as Secretary of State.
A people who fail to do it can scarcely be said to hold a place among independent nations. The care of the Indian tribes within our limits has long been an essential part of our system, but, unfortunately, it has not been executed in a manner to accomplish all the objects intended by it. It gives us several excellent harbors in the Gulf of Mexico for ships of war of the largest size. The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength. Many are engaged in the fisheries. Monroe's draft has a generally positive tone, expressing happiness and confidence with America's present and future prospects.
These interests are exposed to invasion in the wars between other powers, and we should disregard the faithful admonition of experience if we did not expect it. At the same time, Monroe avowed non-interference with existing European colonies in the Americas. If we turn our attention, fellow-citizens, more immediately to the internal concerns of our country, and more especially to those on which its future welfare depends, we have every reason to anticipate the happiest results. A more interesting spectacle was perhaps never seen than is exhibited within the limits of the United Statesa territory so vast and advantageously situated, containing objects so grand, so useful, so happily connected in all their parts! By the experiment now making it will be seen by the next session of Congress whether the revenue shall have been so augmented as to be adequate to all these necessary purposes. Under the present depression of prices, affecting all the productions of the country and every branch of industry, proceeding from causes explained on a former occasion, the revenue has considerably diminished, the effect of which has been to compel Congress either to abandon these great measures of defense or to resort to loans or internal taxes to supply the deficiency.
The European powers knew that the U. In disposing of this force in both instances the most effectual measures in our power have been taken, without interfering with its other duties, for the suppression of the slave trade and of piracy in the neighboring seas. No agreement has yet been entered into respecting the commerce between the United States and the British dominions in the West Indies and on this continent. James Monroe: Second Inaugural Address. The Papers of James Monroe: Selected Correspondence and Papers 6 vol, 2006 to 2017 , the major scholarly edition; in progress, with coverage to 1814. It is believed, and experience has shown, that such a preparation is the best expedient that can be resorted to prevent war. Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force.
With every power we are in perfect amity, and it is our interest to remain so if it be practicable on just conditions. He also supported the efforts of Senator and other Southern Congressmen to win the admission of Missouri as a slave state by simultaneously admitting the free state of , which was at the time a part of Massachusetts. Fortunate as we are in our political institutions, we have not been less so in other circumstances on which our prosperity and happiness essentially depend. From these I shall endeavor to derive all the advantages which they may afford. A force adequate to the enemy, collected at that single point, with suitable preparation for such others as might be menaced, is all that would be requisite. We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind.
Union is recommended as well by the free and benign principles of our Government, extending its blessings to every individual, as by the other eminent advantages attending it. On the presumption that this depression and the deficiency in the revenue arising from it would be temporary, loans were authorized for the demands of the last and present year. The care of the Indian tribes within our limits has long been an essential part of our system, but, unfortunately, it has not been executed in a manner to accomplish all the objects intended by it. The full benefit of example being secured, policy as well as humanity equally forbids that they should be carried further. For all such purposes they are inexhaustible. By that treaty, also, the differences which had arisen under the treaty of Ghent respecting the right claimed by the United States for their citizens to take and cure fish on the coast of His Britannic Majesty's dominions in America, with other differences on important interests, were adjusted to the satisfaction of both parties. If errors have been committed they ought to be corrected; if the policy is sound it ought to be supported.
I have acted on this principle, pardoning those who appear to have been led astray by ignorance of the criminality of the acts they had committed, and suffering the law to take effect on those only in whose favor no extenuating circumstances could be urged. Secretary of the Treasury had the support of numerous Southern and Western Congressmen, many of whom were wary of Madison and Monroe's support for the establishment of the. The Legislature is the watchful guardian over the public purse. If fortifications are judiciously placed on our great inlets, as distant from our cities as circumstances will permit, they will form the only points of attack, and the enemy will be detained there by a small regular force a sufficient time to enable our militia to collect and repair to that on which the attack is made. The Monroe administration restored the Floridas to Spain, but requested that Spain increase efforts to prevent Seminole raids. The events of one year have influence on those of another, and, in like manner, of a preceding on the succeeding Administration.