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Constitutional Union party,

in U.S. history, formed when the conflict between North and South broke down the older parties. The Constitutional Union group, composed of former Whigs and remnants of the Know-Nothings and other groups in the South, was organized just before the election of 1860. Delegates from 20 states attended the party convention at Baltimore in May, 1860, and John BellBell, John,
1797–1869, American statesman, b. near Nashville, Tenn. A leading member of the Nashville bar, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1827–41), was speaker in 1834, and for a few weeks in 1841 was Secretary of War under President William Henry
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, of Tennessee, and Edward EverettEverett, Edward
, 1794–1865, American orator and statesman, b. Dorchester, Mass., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1811; M.A., 1814). In 1814 he became a Unitarian minister in Boston, but, appointed (1815) professor of Greek literature at Harvard, he went abroad to study at the Univ.
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, of Massachusetts, were nominated for President and Vice President. The party recognized "no political principle but the Constitution of the country, the union of the states and the enforcement of laws." The party carried Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia in the election.
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The Republicans met in Chicago to nominate their candidates one week after the Constitutional Union convention.
Bell refused to make any statements and referred all requests to his record and the Constitutional Union platform.
The idea of a constitutional union between Britain and Ireland is much older than the Act which was its consummation.
Cromwell's conquest of Ireland created, in effect, a constitutional union between England and Ireland in the 1650s, and assertive `Old' Protestants (Protestants who had settled in Ireland before 1649) were anxious to give it constitutional precision, using the template of the Cromwellian union between England and Scotland to frame their own Irish measures.
Breckinridge, southern Democrat, 72; John Bell, Constitutional Union candidate, 39; Stephen A.
Lincoln's devotion to the constitutional union took precedence over the abolition of slavery, but in a way that set the nation on a course of ridding itself of slavery.
The book's subtitle describes the major theme of this biography Harlan was the last Whig justice in the sense of his unflinching commitment to a fundamental credo of nationalism, best dgmonstrated in his commitment to the Constitutional Union party on the eve of the Civil War.
AaAaAaAa Mohamed Abied, secretary general of the Constitutional Union Party (UC), siad the return of Haidar made her aware that she took the wrong path, insisting that the kingdom remains firm in applying the laws in force on its territory.
The winners of the Tangier-Tetouan local authorities are Samir Abdelmoula of Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), Mohamed El Bakkouri of the National Rally of Independents party (RNI), Mohamed Akbib of the Constitutional Union party (UC), Mohamed Alami of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces party (USFP) and Ahmed Daibouni of the Progress and Socialism party (PPS), While El Mustapha Al Khalfioui of PAM won the seat of the Chamber of Agriculture.
AaAa The opposition Constitutional Union (UC) described as "mercenary and unacceptable" the behaviour of Haidar, calling for "firm measures" against those who "betray the nation.
4%, while the Constitutional Union (UC-opposition) got 1,307 seats (4.
To some people these two constitutional unions may seem distant to everyday life, but the United Kingdom and the European Union are vital to the prosperity and well-being of Wales.

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