Chapter I: Origin of parties - The old division of Whig and Tory now existing under a different name - The principles these parties advocated before, and after the Revolution - The Whigs in favor of Independence as freemen, and manufacturers, the Tories contending for a submission to England - The war arose on these principles - One great cause of the Revolution was to establish the Independence of the American mechanic. Hence the origin of the American and British parties, as synonymous to Whig and Tory - Examination of the American and British parties - History of the American System - The manner in which all classes are protected - The effect upon the country
Chapter II: The organization of the Legislature - Early appearance of party contests - Removal of old officers - The Healing act proposed - Confusion that ensued - Violent debates - Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court proposed to be taken - Refused - Furious debates renewed - Passage of the Healing act at midnight - Protest of the minority
Maine Legislature, "A Brief Sketch of Parties, the British and American, as Connected with the American System: Together with an Account of the Extraordinary Doings of the Maine Legislature for 1831" (1831). Maine History Documents. 321.
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