TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P46

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P46 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 438 SUMPTUARY LAWS at odds over their conflicting policies and Sumner supported the impeachment of the president in 1868. Sumner did not fare any better with the new administration of President ulysses s. grant. He opposed Grant s policy to annex Santo Domingo and demanded large reparations from Great Britain because that country had aided the confederacy during the Civil War by supplying ships. secretary of state Hamilton Fish spoke against Sumner s policy toward the British saying that it interfered with current relations with that country. In 1871 Sumner was asked to leave his post as chair of the Foreign Relations committee but he remained in the Senate until his death on March 11 1874 in Washington . FURTHER READINGS Barnico Thomas A. 2000. Massachusetts Lawyers and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Massachusetts Legal History 6. Donald David Herbert. 1996. Charles Sumner. New York Da Capo Press Taylor Anne-Marie. 2001. Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the American Enlightenment 1811-1851. Amherst univ. of Massachusetts Press. CROSS REFERENCES Abolition Kansas-Nebraska Act Slavery Reconstruction. SUMPTUARY LAWS Rules made for the purpose of restraining luxury or extravagance. Sumptuary laws are designed to regulate habits especially on moral or religious grounds. They are particularly directed against inordinate expenditures on apparel drink food and luxury items. These laws existed in Rome and were enacted in a variety of forms in England during the Middle Ages to regulate the ornateness of dress and to impose dietary restrictions. Sumptuary laws varied according to classes with peasants being subjected to a different set of rules than the gentry. The primary purpose of the laws was to distinguish the different classes of people and often a person s social class could be determined by something as simple as the style or length of his or her coat. In the early 2000s sumptuary laws are ecclesiastical in nature and not part of the . legal system. .