Category Archives: John J. Crittenden

December 19, 1860: Greeley responds to Crittenden

Horace Greeley Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune ran some editorial comment about Crittenden’s Compromise proposal on Dec. 19, 1860: As Mr. Crittenden is a moderate man, as he avows his attachment to the Union, and his determination to stand by … Continue reading

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December 18, 1860: The Crittenden Compromise

Sen. John J. Crittenden of Kentucky Senator Crittenden proposed a resolution to solve the secession crisis, containing 6 proposed constitutional amendments. In summary these amendments would have had the following effects: 1. Reestablishes the Missouri Compromise line, protecting slavery in … Continue reading

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December 4, 1860: Crittenden disagrees with Buchanan

John J. Crittenden: I do not agree that there is no power in the President to preserve the Union. If we have a Union at all, and if, as the President thinks, there is no right to secede on the … Continue reading

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How can you ignore slavery? Crittenden answers.

John J. Crittenden of Kentucky Senator John Jordan Crittenden of Kentucky gave a speech in Louisville on August 2, which was reported on August 8 in the New York Times. Crittenden first outlined his support for Bell against the rest … Continue reading

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