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Title Andrew Jackson and the rise of the Democrats : a reference guide / Mark R. Cheathem.
Author Cheathem, Mark Renfred.
Publication Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015.
Description xxxi, 309 pages ; 25 cm.
Call # 973.56 C
Series Guides to historic events in America
Guides to historic events in America.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Party development in the new republic -- Republicans assume control -- Political culture in the early republic -- Andrew Jackson's republican roots -- Old Hickory -- Setting the field for 1824 -- The "corrupt bargain" -- Forging the Democratic Party -- Winning the presidency -- A scandalous start -- Constructing the Democratic Party -- The partisanship of Indian removal -- Nationalism vs. states' rights -- The bank war -- King Andrew I vs. the Whigs -- Conclusion: the significance of Jacksonian Democracy Analytical essays -- Counterfactual Essay: the nullification crisis -- Defining moments essay; Indian removal and the bank war -- Perspectives essay: was the result of the presidential election of 1824 the correct one? -- Primary document essay: "King Andrew the First" cartoon -- Biographical Essays -- Thomas Hart Benton -- Francis P. Blair -- John C. Calhoun -- John H. Eaton -- Duffy Green -- Amos Kendall -- William B. Lewis -- James K. Polk -- Roger B. Taney -- Martin Van Buren -- Primary Documents -- Andew Jackson to William Dickson, September 1, 1801 -- Martin Van Buren to Thomas A. Ritchie, January 13, 1827 -- First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1829 -- Bank veto message, July 10, 1832 -- Nullification Proclaimation, December 10, 1832 -- Protest message, April 15, 1834 -- Farewell address, March 4, 1837.
Summary "This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. In this chronological examination of the Democratic Party's origins, award-winning author Mark R. Cheathem traces the development of both the Democratic Party and the second American party system from its roots in the Jeffersonian Republicans in the 1790s to its maturation during Andrew Jackson's presidency in the 1830s. The book explores the concept of politics and its effects on the national government of the early American republic. This historical reference is filled with fascinating facts and anecdotes about 19th-century politics in the United States, most notably how Martin Van Buren acted as the architect of the Democratic Party; what factors contributed to the Democrats' rise to power; and how the Bank War created the second American party system, pitting the Democrats against Whigs. Content features key political writings from the period, portraits and political cartoons of the time, and a helpful chronology detailing influential events. Features: Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures. Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War. Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert. Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power."--From publisher.
Subject Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 -- Influence.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. (OCoLC)fst00040485
Democratic Party (U.S.) (OCoLC)fst00532710
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781610694063 (hardcopy ; alk. paper)
1610694066 (hardcopy ; alk. paper)

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