Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats: A Reference Guide

Editor/Author Cheathem, Mark R.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $58.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $87.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069406-3
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 24
Book Status: Available
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This historical reference is filled with fascinating facts and anecdotes about 19th-century politics in the United States, most notably how Martin Van Buren acted as the architect of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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Chapter 1: Party Development in the New Republic
  • Chapter 2: Republicans Assume Control
  • Chapter 3: Political Culture in the Early Republic
  • Chapter 4: Andrew Jackson's Republican Roots
  • Chapter 5: Old Hickory
  • Chapter 6: Setting the Field for 1824
  • Chapter 7: The “Corrupt Bargain”
  • Chapter 8: Forging the Democratic Party
  • Chapter 9: Winning the Presidency
  • Chapter 10: A Scandalous Start
  • Chapter 11: Constructing the Democratic Party
  • Chapter 12: The Partisanship of Indian Removal
  • Chapter 13: Nationalism versus States’ Rights
  • Chapter 14: The Bank War
  • Chapter 15: King Andrew I versus 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
  • Duff Green
  • Amos Kendall
  • William B. Lewis
  • James K. Polk
  • Roger B. Taney
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Primary Documents
  • 1. Andrew Jackson to William Dickson, September 1, 1801
  • 2. Martin Van Buren to Thomas A. Ritchie, January 13, 1827
  • 3. First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1829
  • 4. First Annual Message, December 8, 1829
  • 5. Bank Veto Message, July 10, 1832
  • 6. Nullification Proclamation, December 10, 1832
  • 7. Protest Message, April 15, 1834
  • 8. Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
  • Bibliographical Essay