Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay : democracy and development in antebellum America / Harry L. Watson.

Title: 
Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay : democracy and development in antebellum America / Harry L. Watson.

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Author/Artist: 
Watson, Harry L.
Publisher: 
Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c1998.
Description: 
xv, 283 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
141328
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
E338.W35 1998z
Variant Title: 
Andrew Jackson versus Henry Clay
Notes: 
"The documents": p. [119]-262.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-272) and index.
This dual biography with documents is the first book to explore the political conflict between Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay, two dynamic personalities whose contrasting visions of America's future shaped a generation of power struggle in the early Republic. In a narrative that outlines the fascinating economic, social, technological, and political dynamics of the early nineteenth century, the author examines how Jackson and Clay came to personify the choice between democracy and development. Following the biographies are 25 primary documents including speeches from the Senate floor, letters to the new president, and Jackson's famous bank veto that parallel the narrative's organization.
Contents: 
Part 1 Introduction: Old Hickory, Prince Hal, and the World of the Early Republic 1 --
Social Change and the Market Revolution 6 --
Politics in the Early Republic 14 --
Jackson, Clay, and the Party System 19 --
The Making of a Tennessee Gentleman 23 --
The Gentleman Becomes a Hero 30 --
The War Hawk from Kentucky 42 --
Postwar Problems: Banking Panic and Missouri Crisis 55 --
Round 1 1824 59 --
Round 2 1828 67 --
The Hero Becomes a President 71 --
Four More Years 92 --
Aftermath 110 --
Part 2 The Documents 119 --
1. Andrew Jackson, Division Orders to the Tennessee Militia, March 7, 1812 121 --
2. "The Hunters of Kentucky," Jacksonian Campaign Song, 1822 124 --
3. Scaevola [Henry Clay], "To the Electors of Fayette County," April 16, 1798 127 --
4. Henry Clay, On the Proposed Repeal of the Non-Intercourse Act, February 22, 1810 132 --
5. Henry Clay, On the Seminole War, January 20, 1819 135 --
6. Henry Clay, On the Tariff, March 30-31, 1824 143 --
7. Edward Patchell, Letter to Andrew Jackson, August 7, 1824 152 --
8. Andrew Jackson, Letter to L. H. Coleman, April 26, 1824 155 --
9. The First Volley: Letters on the "Corrupt Bargain" of 1824 157 --
Henry Clay to Francis T. Brooke, January 28, 1825 158 --
Andrew Jackson to Samuel Swartwout, February 22, 1825 158 --
10. Washington Gazette, "Mr. Clay and His Conscience," February 11, 1825 160 --
11. Margaret Smith, Letter to Mrs. Kirkpatrick, March 11, 1829 162 --
12. Andrew Jackson, Excerpt on Indian Removal from the First Annual Message, December 8, 1829 166 --
13. Theodore Frelinghuysen, On Indian Removal, April 9, 1830 169 --
14. Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Maysville Road, 1830 175 --
15. Andrew Jackson, Bank Veto, July 10, 1832 180 --
16. Henry Clay, On the American System, February 2, 3, and 6, 1832 188 --
17. Andrew Jackson, Nullification Proclamation, December 10, 1832 200 --
18. Henry Clay, On the Compromise Tariff, February 12, 1833 209 --
19. Henry Clay, On the Removal of the Deposits, December 26, 1833 214 --
20. Andrew Jackson, Protest against Censure Resolutions, April 15, 1834 223 --
21. Andrew Jackson, Letter to Tilghman A. Howard, August 20, 1833 232 --
22. Andrew Jackson, Letter to Joseph Conn Guild, April 24, 1835 234 --
23. Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, 1837 238 --
24. Whig Campaign Platform of 1844 250 --
25. Henry Clay, Resolutions and Speech on the Proposed Compromise of 1850, January 29 and February 5 and 6, 1850 252 --
Appendices. An Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay Chronology 263.
ISBN: 
0312177720
9780312177720
0312112130 (pbk.)
9780312112134 (pbk.)
Series: 
Bedford series in history and culture.
The Bedford series in history and culture