Tuesday, October 26, 2010

William H. Seward

Freshman senator from New York. Spokesman for younger Northern radicals.  Anislavery, against concession. Argued that Christain legislators must obey God's moral law as well as man's mundane. Appealed to a "higher law" than the Constitution. This may have cost him presidential nomination and presidency in 1860. Nicknamed "Higher Law" Seward.  Influenced Taylor.

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