Platform and Principles of the American Party, of the U. States; 1855

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Title:Platform and Principles of the American Party, of the U. States; 1855

Broadside, Platform and Principles of the American Party of the U. States, Adopted in Convention at Philadelphia, June, 1855. Platform outlines fourteen planks of the American Party, formerly the Know-Nothing Party, including religion, patriotism, maintenance of the Union, obedience to the Constitution, revision of the immigration laws, modification of the naturalization laws, political reform, anti-Catholicism, legislative reform, restriction of executive patronage, free schools which unrestricted teaching of Christianity, maintenance of slavery laws, restraint in foreign relations and openness of the principles of the Party. Includes the American Party ticket for Mississippi offices: Chas.(Charles) D. Fontaine of Pontotoc for Governor; Fleming L. Swann of Hinds for Auditor of Public Accounts; R.S. Stith of Marshall for Treasurer; A. G. Horne of Clarke for Secretary of State, and Jno. (John) C. Carpenter of Hinds for Clerk, Superior Court of Chancery. Ad for Banner Job-Office Printing Service, Cash, McDowell & Kimbrough, Proprietors.

Local identification number: 39-1

Subjects:American Party | Political parties | Elections | Mississippi | Political Conventions | Fontaine, Charles D., 1817-1871 | Swann, Fleming L. | Stith, R. S. | Horne, A. G. | Cash, McDowell & Kimbrough (Firm: Columbus, Miss.) | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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Columbus (Miss.): Banner Job-Office, [1855]

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