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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
TypeLiberty Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1848 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 07, 1848 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 10, 1848 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1849 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 07, 2008 08:18pm
Data SourcesPhiladelphia Public Ledger 6/8-10/1848. The proceedings of the convention were printed in the newspaper.
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Formation

The Industrial Congress was founded in 1845, at which time a constitution was approved. The organization's founding principles included the inalienable rights to life, education, and property. The organization, which did not claim to be a political party, sought to establish a hierarchy of associations to sustain its principles.

The Pennsylvania chapter, in order to clarify the group's principles, adopted a set of objects as follow: 1) Limitations on the amount of land a person could own; 2) exemption of homesteads from mortgages or debt; 3) provide free public land to settlers; 4) restrictions on labor to 10 hours in any day; and 5) requirement that all members will only vote for candidates who sign a pledge to the group's objectives.

The IC National Convention, 1848

The Industrial Congress held its only national nominating convention on 6/7-10/1848 in the Wilbur Fisk Hall, Sixth and Haines Streets, Philadelphia PA. The convention was called for the same time as the Whig National Convention, held elsewhere in the city.

On the first day, the convention was organized. David Bryant of Boston was chosen to preside. After a lengthy presentation of credentials, the convention discussed how to proceed regarding the upcoming presidential election.

The second day was primarily taken up by a discussion of the 1848 election. A group called the National Reformers sought to nominate a separate and independent ticket. The ot

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