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Dr. James Taylor
“Whosoever shall introduce
into public affairs the
principles of Christianity will
change the face of the
Ben Franklin
"It cannot be emphasized to strongly or
too often that this great nation was
founded, not be religionist, but by
Christians, not on religions but on the
gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very
reason people of other faiths have been
afforded asylum, prosperity, and
freedom of worship here.”
Patrick Henry
“The highest glory of the American
Revolution was this: it connected
in one indissoluble bond the
principles of civil government with
the principles of Christianity.”
John Quincy Adams
Today, many critics point to the
Constitution as a pro-slavery
document, and to prove this
they point to the Three-Fifths
Clause, claiming that the
Constitution says that Blacks
are only three-fifths of a
“The Constitution is a glorious
liberty document. Read its
preamble; consider its purposes. Is
slavery among them? Is it at the
gateway? Or is it in the temple? It
is neither...If the Constitution
intended to be, by its framers and
adopters, a slaveholding
insturment, why neither slavery,
slaveholding, nor slave can
anywhere be found in it?
Frederick Douglas, The Frederick Douglas Papers, John Blassingame, editor
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982), pp 385-386, from “What to the Slave
is the Fourth of July?”, July 5, 1852.
Now, take the Constitution according
to its plain reading and I defy the
presentation of a single pro-slavery
clause in it. On the other hand, it will
be found to contain principles and
purposes entirely hostile to the
existence of slavery.
Frederick Douglas, The Frederick Douglas Papers, John Blassingame,
editor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982), pp 385-386, from
“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, July 5, 1852.
Ulysses S. Grant
Grover Cleveland
Rutherford B. Hayes
Frederick Douglass
James A. Garfield
Benjamin Harrison
By 1820, most of the Founding
Fathers were dead and the
Democratic Party had become
the majority party in Congress.
They immediately began
reversing laws prohibiting
slavery in federal territory.
Missouri Compromise, 1820
First time since Declaration of
Independence and the
Constitution, slavery was being
promoted by congressional
policy. Democrats had to ignore
Framers principles in founding
“The first steps of the slaveholder to
justify by argument the peculiar
institutions (of slavery) is to deny the
self-evident truths of the Declaration of
Independence. He denies that all men are
created equal. He denies that he has
inalienable rights.”
John Quincy Adams
The Fugitive Slave Law 1850
The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
Republican Party Formed 1854
(Anti-slavery Democrat
Charles Sumner)
1856 Republican Party
1st Presidential Candidate
John C. Freemont
Democratic Platform 1856
“All efforts of the abolitionists...are
calculated to lead to the most
alarming and dangerous
consequences and all such efforts
have an inevitable tendency to
diminish the happiness of the
McKee, The National Platforms, Democratic Platform of 1856, p. 91
The Dred Scott Decision 1857
Declared that Blacks were not
persons or citizens but instead were
property and therefore “had no
rights which the white man was
bound to respect; and that the
Negro might justly and lawfully be
reduced to slavery for his benefit.”
The US Supreme Court, Dred Scott at 407 (1856)
For over a century-and-a-half,
Democrats often have taken a
position that some human life is
disposable—as they did in the Dred
Scott Decision. Today Democrats
have taken the same position on
unborn human life—that an unborn
human is disposable property to do
with as one wishes.
Black Abortion Statistics
12% American Blacks
35% of all abortions on Blacks
Last decade for every 100 Black
live births there were 53 abortions.
Presidential Election of 1860
Abraham Lincoln
Stephen Douglas
Northern Democrat
John C. Breckenridge
Southern Democrat
Ku Klux Klan 1866
Formed as an arm of the Democratic
Party to regain control in elections.
“They (the Ku Klux Klan) belongs to
the reform party-(that is to) our
party, the Democrat Party.”
South Carolina Democrat E.W. Sweibels
Testimony,,,to Inquire...in the Late Insurrectionary States, Vol. III, p.97,
testimony of E. W. Sweibels on June 22, 1871
13th Amendment, 1865
Slavery Forbidden
14th Amendment, 1868
Born in USA Naturalized Citizen
15th Amendment, 1870
Right to Vote
“Every Democrat must feel honor bound
to control the vote of at least one Negro by
intimidation, purchase, keeping him away,
or as each individual may determine how
he may best accomplish it. We must
attend every Radical [i.e., Republican]
meeting that we hear of, whether they
meet at night or in the daytime. Democrats
must go in as large numbers as they can
get together—and well—armed.”
Major Problems in the History of the American South, Paul Escott an
David Goldfield, editors (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990), Vol. 2, p. 46
Harpers Weekly, October 21, 1876, p.848
Harpers Weekly, October 19, 1872, p.805
Blacks: 444,000
Whites: 383,000
Since Blacks voted
overwhelmingly Republican they
had to prevent them from voting.
University of Virginia Library, “Historical Census Browser”
(at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/)
Picture p. 75
Democrats Take Over
The House 1876
Harpers Weekly, November 12, 1864, p. 725.
Picture p. 101
Harpers Weekly, October 3, 1868, p. 632,
Voting Disenfranchising
1.The poll tax.
2.Literacy tests.
3.“Grandfather” clauses.
4.Suppressive Election procedures.
5.Black Codes (Jim Crow Laws).
7.White only primaries.
8.Physical violence & intimidation.
9.Revisions of State constitutions.
10.Property ownership requirements.
Disenfranchising Results
Mississippi—almost 70,000 more
blacks, more white voters 8-1.
Birmingham—18,000 blacks 30
Texas—black voters 100,000 to 5,000.
Alabama & Florida—reduced 90%.
By 1940 only 5% of blacks registered.
Woodrow Wilson
1884-1964 Lynchings
4743 Individuals lynched
3446 Black
1297 White
“Each colored voter of the State
should say in Scripture phrase,
“may my hand forget its cunning
and my tongue cleave to the roof
of my mouth” (Psalm 137:5-6) if
ever I raise my voice or give my
vote to the nominee of the
Democratic Party.”
Frederick Douglass, August 3, 1880
Franklin D. Roosevelt created
the “Black Cabinet. He was the
first Democrat to place
language in their platform
calling for an end to racial
Harry Truman (in 1946) was the first
Democratic President to make bold
civil rights proposals. He pushed for
anti-lynching laws, a ban on poll
taxes, and desegregation of the
Jesse Jackson
Al Sharpton

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