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Topic: Lee Resolution


  
 The Lee Family of Virginia
Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) was a justice of the peace for Westmoreland County in 1757, a member of the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1775, a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1779, 1784-1785, and 1787), and served as president of the Congress in 1784.
Lee was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the state house of delegates (1777, 1780, and 1785), served as colonel of the Westmoreland militia, and was a member of the Virginia convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788.
Lee was a Federalist congressman from 1799 to 1801.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h3718.html   (1236 words)

  
 Lee Resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Henry Lee proposed the resolution on June 7, 1776.
The Lee Resolution, or sometimes Lee's Resolution, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
It was proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lee_Resolution   (338 words)

  
 FOR EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY
Lee commands that we not rely on these three points in deciding whether the Resolution's primary effect is to advance religion.
Lee, 908 F.2d 1090, 1095 (1st Cir.1990) (Bownes, J., concurring) (finding excessive entanglement where school district directs that a prayer be given, chooses a clergy member to deliver the prayer, and requests that prayer be nonsectarian and nonproselytizing), aff'd, U.S. Ct. 2649, 120 L. Ed.
See Lee, U.S. at, 112 S. Ct. at 2661 ("At graduation time and throughout the course of the educational process, there will be instances when religious values, religious practices, and religious persons will have some interaction with the public schools and their students.") (citing Mergens).
www.faculty.piercelaw.edu /redfield/library/case-jones-v-clear.htm   (4139 words)

  
 Historical Documents and Speeches - Lee Resolution (1776) On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced ...
Historical Documents and Speeches - Lee Resolution (1776) On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced this legislation in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies.
Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies.
The Lee Resolution contained three parts: a declaration of independence, a call to form foreign alliances, and "a plan for confederation." The document that is included on page 22 is the complete resolution in Richard Henry Lee's handwriting.
www.historicaldocuments.com /LeeResolution.htm   (339 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Jefferson's Autobiography
When the famous Resolutions of 1765, against the Stamp-act, were proposed, I was yet a student of law in Wmsbg.
That the resolution entered into by this house on the 15th of May for suppressing the exercise of all powers derived from the crown, had shown, by the ferment into which it had thrown these middle colonies, that they had not yet accommodated their minds to a separation from the mother country:
Reed, Lee, [Hugh] Williamson & Jeremiah Chace urged that ratification was a mere matter of form, that the treaty was conclusive from the moment it was signed by the ministers; that although the Confederation requires the assent of 9.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/jeffauto.htm   (19560 words)

  
 Richard Henry Lee Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lee also achieved prominence by exposing the embezzlements of John Robinson, who, for 3 decades Speaker of the House and treasurer of the colony, had used public funds to finance his friends' business ventures.
Lee was not averse to employing direct action, organizing a boycott against the stamps in Westmoreland Country and leading an armed party against the local stamp distributor.
Lee saw the issue as a contest against both aristocracy and democracy on behalf of the vast majority of "men of middling property." In the end he accepted the Constitution because it was "this or nothing," and he served as one of Virginia's first senators in the new government.
www.bookrags.com /Richard_Henry_Lee   (1189 words)

  
 Richard Henry Lee
Lee entered public service as a justice of the peace in Virginia and was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758.
In 1774, Lee was named a delegate to the First Continental Congress, where he was a leader in the imposition of nonimportation agreements against British goods.
Lee was an outspoken advocate of Anti-Federalist opposition to ratification of the Constitution, fearing that the states were being asked to surrender too much power.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1217.html   (813 words)

  
 Colonial Hall: Declaration of Independence: History
Richard Henry Lee, and John Adams, were the chief speakers in favor of the resolutions, during the debates which occurred from the seventh to the tenth of June inclusive; and they left no argument unused that was calculated to convince the hesitating, confirm the wavering, or persuade and encourage the timid and fearful.
Lee, in particular, was incessant in his labors; and his sweet, persuasive eloquence, with all its wonted allurements, was constantly employed.
Lee received intelligence, by express, from Virginia, that his lady was seriously ill, and he was compelled to ask leave of absence for a short time.
www.colonialhall.com /histdocs/declaration/declarationhistory05.php   (592 words)

  
 Lee County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Lee County was formed in 1839 out of Ogle County.
The County is named in honor of Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lee_County,_Illinois   (408 words)

  
 Richard Henry Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Richard Henry Lee was an American patriot and prominent opponent of the Constitution of 1787.
Born in Virginia to a family of early settlers of that colony and educated in England, Lee was among the first to advocate independence for the colonies.
He composed the Lee Resolution that led eventually to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
www.wealth4freedom.com /truth/FIWAR-timeline/Richard-Henry-Lee.htm   (100 words)

  
 The Daily Californian
Lee's proposal, presented Thursday, states the United States should "work through the United Nations to seek to resolve the matter of ensuring that Iraq is not developing weapons of mass destruction" by pursuing weapons inspections, negotiations and "other peaceful means."
Lee presented the proposal on the same day President Bush presented a draft resolution to Congress asking that he be "authorized to use all means that he determines to be appropriate, including force," to "restore international peace and security" in Iraq.
Although Lee received criticism for her opposition, she did not lose her district's support, according to a survey conducted in October 2001 by the Institute of Governmental Studies.
www.dailycal.org /sharticle.php?id=9520   (617 words)

  
 Richard Henry Lee's Independence Resolution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Virginian Richard Henry Lee was no stranger to colonial efforts at government.
He had been appointed to be a justice of the peace in 1757 and was also elected to the House of Burgesses in 1757, a post he held for over 25 years.
In the meantime, a committee met to draft a declaration, and over the course of the 1st through the 4th of July, the resolution and the declaration were debated.
www.usconstitution.net /leeindep.html   (408 words)

  
 DemocracyRising.US - Barbara Lee Submits Resolution of Inquiry on Downing Street Memo
Lee's bill, which has 26 co-sponsors, would require the President and Secretary of State to give Congress all information relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom relating to U.S. policy in Iraq between January 1, 2002 and October 16, 2002, the date Congress authorized the President to use force in Iraq.
The Resolution of Inquiry is a privileged resolution, which means that if it is not acted on in 14 legislative days after it is introduced, the member of Congress who introduced it is entitled to request that it be brought to the House floor for a vote.
Lee and nine other members of Congress will be holding Town Hall meetings on Saturday to highlight the administration's failure to address the questions raised by these documents.
democracyrising.us /content/view/289/165   (1692 words)

  
 Barbara Lee Holds Her Own SHAWN MCANDREW / Bay Area Business Woman v.9, n.5, Feb02
Lee recognizes that women often earn lower wages than men do which in turn means that their benefits are lower too.
Lee noted that the resolution was passed only three days after the attack, with very little debate.
It seems that Lee is well on her way to making a place in history and will surely become a role model for other young women and men who want to make a difference in the world.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/2002/Barbara-LeeFeb02.htm   (915 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence historical background
The Privateering Resolution, passed in March 1776, allowed the colonists "to fit out armed vessels to cruize [sic] on the enemies of these United Colonies." On April 6 1776, American ports were opened to commerce with other nations, an action that severed the economic ties fostered by the Navigation Acts.
On May 15 1776, the Virginia Convention passed a resolution that "the delegates appointed to represent this colony in General Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent states."
On June 11 consideration of the Lee Resolution was postponed by a vote of seven colonies to five, with New York abstaining.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /philosophy/declaration_of_independence.html   (1239 words)

  
 A Global Witness
On September 14, 2001, Representative Barbara Lee, whose congressional district includes Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., drew national attention when she cast a lone vote against the bill which gave the U.S. President considerable latitude in pursuing the "War on Terrorism." This is not the first time that Lee has taken an unpopular progressive stand.
This resolution is a blank check to the president to attack anyone involved in the September 11th events – anywhere, in any country, without regard to our nation's long-term foreign policy, economic and national security interests, and without time limit.
The resolution states that the president can pursue anyone whom "he determines" were complicit in the September 11th attacks to stop future terrorist attacks – it doesn’t direct the President to seek the approval of Congress should he decide to use military force against other nations once the conflict in Afghanistan is resolved.
thewitness.org /agw/barbaralee.050802.html   (2069 words)

  
 Pass Rep. Lee's Resolution | WNPJ
The resolution must be voted on in committee within 14 legislative days of its introduction.
Committee members should be asked not only to vote for it but to discuss it at length and engage in a substantive debate when the committee meets, so that members who oppose it have to give reasons.
This Resolution is important because the information in the Downing Street Documents so strongly suggests that President Bush intentionally deceived Congress about the reasons for war.
www.wnpj.org /node/506   (274 words)

  
 BOCC Minutes of 9/7/04
Lee County Library System Advisory Board Vice President Lori Van Wagner accepted the resolution and thanked the Board on behalf of the Lee County Library System and the Public Library Association (PLA) for showing support of the Smartest Card Program.
Approve Resolution of Necessity for the acquisition and condemnation of Parcels 101, 101E, 103A, 103B, 105, 105A, 110, 112, 116, 117, and 118, for the Three Oaks Parkway Widening from Corkscrew to Alico Road, Project No. 4081.
LEE COUNTY WEBSITE - Commissioner Albion stated that the Lee County website received a rank of 5th for Best in Nation, of the Counties Population 250,000-500,000, by the Center for Digital Government, National Association of Counties, in Government Technology Magazine.
www.lee-county.com /minutes/2004/09-07-04.htm   (3437 words)

  
 Newhouse A1
In doing so, Lee signaled that "opposition to the government was at an end," Douglas Southall Freeman wrote in his landmark history.
If Lee believed this, it would be news to his biographer Emory M. Thomas and to scholars at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.
In July 1975 -- when Congress took up the Lee resolution -- the United States was confronting its failures in Vietnam, with the bicentennial of the American Revolution -- heralded as a unifying event -- just months away.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/Rios101405.html   (785 words)

  
 Employer of Choice: Lee Memorial Health System
While Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) continues its journey to be the best patient-centered healthcare system in the state of Florida, nationally others are starting to take notice.
Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS) is a progressive, financially sound health care provider with more than 5700 employees, 2500 volunteers and Auxilians, and more than 800 physicians on staff.
Lee Memorial Health System is committed to providing high quality, cost effective services; Cape Coral Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, and Lee Memorial Hospital are each ranked as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation and Lee Memorial Health System is recognized as an Employer of Choice®.
www.leememorial.org /awards/emp-choice.asp   (436 words)

  
 Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee’s Statement on the Passing of Yvonne Scarlett-Golden
December 06, 2006 "As the first African-American Mayor of Daytona Beach, she knew about breaking down barriers, and the fact that she came to politics after a full career as a teacher and school administrator is a testament to her determination to serve."
Barbara Lee’s Statement on Democratic Forum on Iraq
lee.house.gov   (256 words)

  
 The Lee Co. Press Release I
The Lee Company's new Series 120 Solenoid Valve is an ultra-miniature, magnetically latched solenoid valve, featuring high performance flow switching characteristics.
The Lee VHS Series Micro-Dispense Valve is now offered in multiple porting configurations, allowing a broad range of micro-dispense options from a single valve.
The Lee Company's new CCPI Series Press-In Chek® is a miniature cartridge-style check valve specifically designed for installation into plastics.
www.devicelink.com /press_release/mdl/leeco1.html   (429 words)

  
 Rep. Lee Introduces Resolution of Inquiry into Iraq War Planning | AfterDowningStreet.org
These are the members of the committee to which the Resolution has been referred.
The House Judiciary Committee is the one that handles the Resolution of Inquiry, and is the one that conducts the impeachment investigation.
Committee members should be asked not only to vote for it but to discuss it at length and engage in a substantive debate when the committee meets, so that members who oppose it have to explain their reasons.
www.afterdowningstreet.org /?q=node/902   (4314 words)

  
 National Park Service - Signers of the Declaration (Introduction)
The resolution also incorporated proposals to form foreign alliances; and to devise a plan for confederation, which would be submitted to the Colonies for their approval.
On June 10 the moderates obtained a postponement of consideration of the Lee resolution until July 1.
The committee had chosen him for the task because he was from Virginia, the colony responsible for the independence resolution, and because of his reputation as an excellent writer and man of talent and action.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/declaration/introa.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Digital History
Richard Lee (1732-1794), writing to a fellow Virginian, calls for American independence, a goal suddenly and effectively popularized in January 1776 by Thomas Paine's anonymous pamphlet, Common Sense.
Lee subsequently introduced the resolution in Congress "That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states." Congress appointed a committee--consisting of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman--to draft a declaration of independence in case Lee's resolution was adopted.
On July 2, Congress approved Lee's resolution and two days later adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=269   (174 words)

  
 Decades History Timelines - Declaration of Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress the resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence: that "these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States..." Congress delayed the vote on the resolution until July 1.
The resolution stated that the United Colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." The committee voted for the motion.
Congress passed Lee's resolution that "these united Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States," and then spent two days over the wording of Jefferson's document.
www.decades.com /Timeline/n/2534.htm   (527 words)

  
 The Lee Co. Press Release I
The Lee Company's new IMH Screened Orifice is an economical, highly accurate miniature restrictor specifically designed for medical applications.
The Lee LabKit™ is an integrated fluidic module, ideal for liquid handling applications.
The Lee VHS Series Micro-Dispense Valve is a high-speed (1,200 Hz), two-way solenoid valve designed for applications that require micro to nano-liter dispense volumes.
www.devicelink.com /press_release/mdl/leeco.html   (398 words)

  
 Awards and accolades earned by Lee Memorial Health System
Lee Memorial Health System is one of only 32 VHA member hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious honor.
Lee Memorial Health System is an Employer of Choice award winner.
Lee Memorial Health System One of only four health systems in the country to receive national recognition trademarked as "Employer of Choice." Key benchmarks, such as low employee turnover, low vacancy rates, strong and improving employee satisfaction, and many practices we have implemented to strengthen our workforce helped us earn this recognition.
www.leememorial.org /awards/employer.asp   (507 words)

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