Presidents from Adams Through Polk, 1825-1849: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - 138 sider

It was the Era of Good Feelings, but all was not well with the young Republic. From 1825 to 1849, presidents John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and James K. Polk grappled with the legacy of the Monroe Doctrine, Indian removal, territorial expansion, the National Bank, tariffs, economic depressions, War with Mexico, near war with Great Britain, and the place of slavery in the growing nation.

As one would expect from confident citizens of the burgeoning young country, conflicting arguments swirled around the hot-button issues of the day. This rich resource of primary documents enables students to read these arguments first hand, and feel the passions and study the logic driving their often forceful positions.

All of the primary documents are annotated and placed into historical context. A thorough index concludes the work.

 

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John Quincy Adams 18251829
13
American Indians and the US Government
17
Internal Improvements and Nationalism
21
Cuba and Latin America
24
The Tariff
27
American Political Organization and the Reemergence of Parties
30
Recommended Readings
33
Andrew Jackson 18291837
35
Recommended Readings
85
William Henry Harrison and John Tyler 1841 and 18411845
87
Presidential Succession
90
Tariff Policy
92
The Bank
95
The Slave Trade
97
The Caroline Affair
101
The Annexation of Texas
104

The Second Bank of the United States
39
Nullification
42
American Indians and the US Government
47
The Spoils System
51
Internal Improvements
53
The Eaton Affair
58
Recommended Readings
61
Marting Van Buren 18371841
63
The Economic Panic of 1837
67
Slavery and Abolitionists
69
The United States Great Britain and Canada
73
The Independent Treasury Plan
78
Texas and the United States
82
Recommended Readings
108
James K Polk 18451849
109
California
112
Oregon
116
The Mexican War
119
The Tariff
124
Slavery
127
The Independent Treasury
129
Recommended Readings
133
Bibliography
135
Index
137
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David A. Smith is Lecturer, Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX. He is the author of George S. Patton: A Biography (Greenwood, 2003).

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