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Reflections On Slavery By The Founding Fathers, And the Early Presidents Of The United States

Thomas Jefferson
3rd President
1801-1809
Democratic - Republican

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created   equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”



John Quincy Adams
6th President
1825 - 1829
Democratic - Republican

“The soul of one man cannot be made the property of another [man] by   any human law...!”



Martin Van Buren
8th President
1837 - 1841
Democratic

“No evil can result from the inhibition [of slavery] that could be worse than the evil that will result from the toleration of slavery.” Reprisal by Editor


Millard Fillmore
13th President
1850 - 1853
Whig

“God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it [for now] and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution, until we can get rid of it without destroying [our country which is] the last hope of three Governments in the world.”


Abraham Lincoln 
16th President
1861 – 1865
Republican

 
“If slavery is not wrong than nothing is wrong.”

“As I would not be a slave, so I would also not be a master.”

“When the hour comes for dealing with slavery, I trust that i will be willing to do my duty, though it cost my life.”




James Garfield
20th President
- 1881 -
Republican

“It is alleged that in many communities Negros are denied the [right to vote.] It is a crime which [if it is allowed to continue] will destroy the Government itself.”

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