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In many of these Webster's papers constitute an eloquent tutorial in republican order, especially in his arguments on the scope of presidential authority, laid out in a series of quite respectful cannonades against Andrew Jackson between 1832 and 1835, and on the breadth of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause, argued in many cases but above all in McCulloch v.
The rattle of musketry, thunderous cannonades, and hell-or-glory cavalry charges are all distinctly absent from these pages.
One of her indignant cannonades nearly killed the Emperor, who was riding round the walls with a Prince of Brandenburg to inspect the fortifications, and came too close.
The last train carrying foreign officials was pulling out of Warsaw's main station, Soviet cannonades could be heard in the suburbs, but Ratti--who had sent out his archives with the English ambassador--continued to let himself be seen.
But three years after the fall of the Berlin wall the cannonades of old-new Europe followed: First in 1992, when the European Community voted for the Lisbon declaration, which demanded that the word Macedonia is deleted from our name.
Creationists have a quiver full of misleading quotes, soaring oratorical rockets, and cannonades of pseudofacts, outlandish promises, and dreadful threats.
Leading the secret mission was Captain John Deserontyon, a youthful veteran of the British army near whom the clap of cannonades and gunfire could be heard from a very young age; fittingly, Deserontyon's Mohawk name of Odeserundiye, which translated into the phrase 'where thunder was.
Though he failed to sack the capital, seven years later his son, King Hsinbyushin, laid siege once more from the far shores using cannonades and fire-boats.
At the moment when Napoleon triumphed at Wagram, at a cost of nearly 80,000 lives, Madison was vacationing at Montpelier and mulling the possibility of a war with France--a war that the president presumed would become a series of diplomatic maneuvers, with few cannonades and much negotiating.
A Michigan infantryman posted well down the line from the worst of the maelstrom of that great July 3 artillery bombardment described two brief and unexceptional cannonades, the longer of which lasted only ten minutes.
The intense series of lethal combats comprising the Gettysburg conflict that took place around the town of Gettysburg ranged from corps-sized actions to small-unit engagements began on June 3rd and included cavalry battles, cannonades, foot regiments, and was to prove the turning point of the war which beforehand had favored the Confederates under the leadership of General Robert E.