Dbq Members Of Congress Essay

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Distinguished members of Congress, we the United States of America, have fought two years of this war, costly in both currency and lives, against a group of rebels, who against the Constitution seceded and formed the so-called “Confederate States of America,” but for what purpose are we fighting? We fight to end the brutal institution of slavery, to uphold our constitution and moreover to uphold this glorious union of all American states. How, you may ask, do we create a nation composed of persons of many different beliefs? We must firstly handle the issue of those engaged in the creation and protection of those treasonous states, next is the issue of use of the land of the rebel states, and finally we shall discuss the fractious issue of…show more content…
They must be paid a minimum of one and one half dollars per day, or fifteen cents per hour. This sum must be increased in accordance with the value of the dollar so it can pay for a decent living, that being; food, lodging and necessities. Land should be taken from naval or military officers of said so-called “Confederate government” above the rank of lieutenant in their Navy or of colonel in their Army; those who are or would have been diplomatic or civil agents or officers of the so-called “Confederate government”; all those who vacated seats in the United States Congress to offer aid to the rebellion; all those who resigned commissions in the Navy or Army of the United States of America and subsequently assisted the rebellion; all who have vacated judicial positions under the United States to serve the rebellion; and all who have partaken in any way in treating any persons in any other manner than lawfully as prisoners of war. That land should be divided into suitable farms and sold at auction. Those proceeds will go first to rebuilding of public land damaged by the brutal power of war, then the remainder will be paid towards the national debt. We must still continue this brutal fight so we may once again have a singular United States of
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