Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845

22 Nov

Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845

Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845

Robert V. Remini

Language: English

Pages: 927

ISBN: 2:00218680

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.












Henry Harrison of Ohio, nicknamed “Old Tippecanoe” because of his victory over the Indians in 1811, who was expected to win western votes (especially after McLean withdrew from the race) and the support of those who preferred military heroes as presidential candidates. What remained of the old Anti-Masonic party also swung behind Harrison. Jackson gave a loud snort to “Tip’s” nomination. He dubbed him, “Clay’s stool pidgeon.”14 The Democrats convened in Baltimore on May 20, 1835. Jackson

courts or the authority of any state that the execution of federal law had been opposed by force, he had enough authority to respond to such aggression and save the Union from the “maddness and folly” of the miscreants who dared to assault it.26 Jackson then closed his message with an appropriate coda: The rich inheritance bequeathed by our fathers has devolved upon us the sacred obligation of preserving it by the same virtues which conducted them through the eventful scenes of the Revolution

were his daughter-in-law and a “beloved niece.”65 And so Andrew Jackson was formally admitted into the Presbyterian Church and received communion. “To see this aged veteran, whose head had stood erect in battle, and through scenes of fearful bearing, bending that head in humble and adoring reverence at the table of his divine Master, while tears of penitence and joy, trickled down his careworn cheeks, was indeed a spectacle of most intense moral interest.”66 Indeed, recorded the Reverend Smith,

sword, and the dotage of a ruffian are sealing the fate of this nation, which nothing less than the interposition of Omnipotence can save.”75 Indeed most observers, including the foreign press, saw the election as a victory of an “adventurous democracy” over the “respectable classes,” a victory of workers, farmers, slaveowners, the foreign born, and the partisans of Texas. “Nothing can withstand the Democracy of this Country,” complained a New York stockbroker. It had advanced too far and too

inauguration, 49 illness of, 84 dies, 91 AJ’s opinion of, 91 AJ visits family of, 336–337 AJ writes inscription for tomb of, 545–546 note 34 Coffee, Mary, see Hutchins, Mary Coffee Coinage Act of 1792, 168–169 Coinage Act of 1834: provisions of, 169 passed, 169 Colt, Samuel, 5 Colorado River, 353 Colombia, South America: treaty with, 197 Columbia, South Carolina, 12 Commonwealth Bank of Boston, 94 Compromise Tariff of 1833: introduced by Clay, 38–39 provisions of, 39 passed, 41

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