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Title Presidents from Adams through Polk, 1825-1849 : debating the issues in pro and con primary documents / [compiled by] David A. Smith
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 138 pages)
Series The president's position
President's position.
Contents 1. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829). American Indians and the U.S. government -- Internal improvements and nationalism -- Cuba and Latin America -- The tariff -- American political organization and reemergence of "parties" -- 2. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837). The Second Bank of the United States -- Nullification -- American Indians and the U.S. government -- The "spoils system" -- Internal improvements -- The "Eaton Affair" -- 3. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841). The Economic Panic of 1837 -- Slavery and abolitionists -- The UNited States, Great Britain, and Canada -- The "Independent Treasury" Plan -- Texas and the United States -- 4. William Henry Harrison and John Tyler (1841 and 1841-1845). Presidential succession -- Tariff policy -- The Bank -- The slave trade -- The Caroline Affair -- The annexation of Texas -- 5. James K. Polk (1845-1849). California -- Oregon -- The Mexican War -- The Tariff -- Slavery -- The "Independent Treasury."
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-136) and index
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Subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Political and social views.
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 -- Political and social views.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Political and social views.
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 -- Political and social views.
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 -- Political and social views.
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 -- Political and social views.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861 -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, David A., 1966-
ISBN 0313017980 (electronic bk.)
0313331758 (alk. paper)
9780313017988 (electronic bk.)
9780313331756 (alk. paper)
(alk. paper)