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John Quincy Adams to the Inhabitants of the 12th Congressional District

A letter written by John Quincy Adams to the 12th Congressional District regarding the use of the "Gag Rule" to prevent him from reading petitions by enslaved people on the floor of the House of Representatives. Adams argues that the Gag Rule is a violation of petitioners' rights, and to ignore this violation would endanger the rights of all Americans.
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John Quincy Adams
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Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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Letter to President Lincoln

Goodings argues against the lower pay of black soldiers than white soldiers in the United States Army ($10 a month vs. $13 a month). Goodings sets forth a number of arguments in favor of equal pay for black soldiers, asking President Lincoln to intervene and even out this inequality.
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James Henry Goodings
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Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain