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Franklin Pierce's 1854 Veto
[I]f Congress has the power to make provision for the indigent insane. . .it has the same power to provide for the indigent who are not insane, and thus to transfer to the Federal Government the charge of all the poor in all the States....
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Title: Franklin Pierce's 1854 Veto
Creator: Franklin Pierce (author)
Date: May 3, 1854
Format: Government Document
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Advocacy; Asylums; Dorothea Dix; Economics; Franklin Pierce; Government; Health & Medicine; Hospitals; Insanity; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Moral Treatment; Philanthropy; Policy; Politics; Poverty; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; U.S. Congress
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Pierce vetoes a bill sponsored by Dorothea Dix calling for the sale of federal lands to subsidize institutions for indigents with mental disabilities.