Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay Democracy and Development in Antebellum America

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  • Copyright: 1998-03-15
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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This selection of letters, essays, and speeches demonstrates how the clashing perspectives of two individuals shaped and exemplified the major issues of national politics between the War of 1812 and the territorial crisis of 1850 the preservation of the union, federal commitments to banking, tariffs, internal improvements, and the egalitarian tone of national political culture.

Author Biography

Harry L. Watson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He coedits Southern Cultures, a quarterly journal, and has published three scholarly books as well as numerous articles. His 1983 An Independent People: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1750-1820 was co-recipient of the AHA's James Harvey Robinson Award. Watson's most recent book, Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990), is considered the most cogent synthesis of Jacksonian politics in a generation of scholarship. Professor Watson has been a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, and he lectures widely in the United States and Abroad.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
List of Illustrationsp. xv
Introduction: Old Hickory, Prince Hal, and the World of the Early Republicp. 1
Social Change and the Market Revolutionp. 6
Politics in the Early Republicp. 14
Jackson, Clay, and the Party Systemp. 19
The Making of a Tennessee Gentlemanp. 23
The Gentleman Becomes a Herop. 30
The War Hawk from Kentuckyp. 42
Postwar Problems: Banking Panic and Missouri Crisisp. 55
1824p. 59
1828p. 67
The Hero Becomes a Presidentp. 71
Four More Yearsp. 92
Aftermathp. 110
The Documentsp. 119
Andrew Jackson, Division Orders to the Tennessee Militia, March 7, 1812p. 121
"The Hunters of Kentucky," Jacksonian Campaign Song, 1822p. 124
Scaevola [Henry Clay], "To the Electors of Fayette County," April 16, 1798p. 127
Henry Clay, On the Proposed Repeal of the Non-Intercourse Act, February 22, 1810p. 132
Henry Clay, On the Seminole War, January 20, 1819p. 135
Henry Clay, On the Tariff, March 30-31, 1824p. 143
Edward Patchell, Letter to Andrew Jackson, August 7, 1824p. 152
Andrew Jackson, Letter to L. H. Coleman, April 26, 1824p. 155
The First Volley: Letters on the "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824p. 157
Henry Clay to Francis T. Brooke, January 28, 1825p. 158
Andrew Jackson to Samuel Swartwout, February 22, 1825p. 158
Washington Gazette, "Mr. Clay and His Conscience," February 11, 1825p. 160
Margaret Smith, Letter to Mrs. Kirkpatrick, March 11, 1829p. 162
Andrew Jackson, Excerpt on Indian Removal from the First Annual Message, December 8, 1829p. 166
Theodore Frelinghuysen, On Indian Removal, April 9, 1830p. 169
Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Maysville Road, 1830p. 175
Andrew Jackson, Bank Veto, July 10, 1832p. 180
Henry Clay, On the American System, February 2, 3, and 6, 1832p. 188
Andrew Jackson, Nullification Proclamation, December 10, 1832p. 200
Henry Clay, On the Compromise Tariff, February 12, 1833p. 209
Henry Clay, On the Removal of the Deposits, December 26, 1833p. 214
Andrew Jackson, Protest against Censure Resolutions, April 15, 1834p. 223
Andrew Jackson, Letter to Tilghman A. Howard, August 20, 1833p. 232
Andrew Jackson, Letter to Joseph Conn Guild, April 24, 1835p. 234
Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, 1837p. 238
Whig Campaign Platform of 1844p. 250
Henry Clay, Resolutions and Speech on the Proposed Compromise of 1850, January 29 and February 5 and 6, 1850p. 252
An Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay Chronologyp. 263
Selected Bibliographyp. 268
Indexp. 273
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