< 3/4/1801 historical events on this date #onthisday #otd #history #twitterstorians #dh
Check out events on 3/4
`whenYear` >='-3000'
AND `whenYear` ='1801'
AND `whenmonth` ='3' AND `whenDay` ='4'
ORDER BY `whenYear` ASC , `whenMonth`asc , `whenDay` ASC , `eventSig` DESC

Post Event
Add Quote
Share Photo
Upload Photo

"During the contest of opinion through which we have passed the animation of discussions and of exertions has sometimes worn an aspect which might impose on strangers unused to think freely and to speak and to write what they think; but this being now decided by the voice of the nation, announced according to the rules of the Constitution, all will, of course, arrange themselves under the will of the law, and unite in common efforts for the common good . . . . Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite"
"Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle."
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."
"Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."
"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."
"?[I]f there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change it?s republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.?"
"[I]t is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government . . . . Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever persuasion, religious or political . . . ."
"Still one thing more, fellow citizens?a wise and frugal government . . . shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."