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1815-1850: Government and Politics

1815-1850: Chapter Six: Government and Politics

by JOHN MOUSTY

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 170

OVERVIEW 177

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

The Federal Government 180

The Peoples Inauguration 180

Indian Policy 182

The Cherokee Republic 182

International Affairs 183

The National Bank 185

Party Politics 187

The Eaton Affair 187

Dirty Tricks and the Campaign of 1828 189

Presidential Elections 190

Stephen Van Rensselaer and the Corrupt Bargain 190

Log Cabins and Hard Cider 192

Reform Parties 193

Tariffs 195

Territorial Expansion and Sectional Conflict 196

The Toledo Border War 196

The Maysmlle Road Veto 197

The Strange Claim of Marigny DAuterive 198

HEADLINE MAKERS

John Quincy Adams 199

John C. Calhoun 200

Henry Clay 201

Andrew Jackson 202

James Monroe 203

Martin Van Buren 204

Daniel Webster 205

PUBLICATIONS 206

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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