Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845

Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845

Robert V. Remini

Language: English

Pages: 927

ISBN: 2:00218680

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. The third volume covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.












all three appointments, hoping that time would dissipate the animosity against Taney. And he had time, for recess appointments without confirmation are permissible until the last day of the next session of Congress. Of course, none of the heat and animosity dissipated as Jackson had hoped. And, as June 30 approached, the day fixed for the adjournment, the President was obliged to submit the names of his growing list of appointees. It should be mentioned that there was genuine fear by some that

her for one moment,” he told his son.25 Since the walls and foundation of the Hermitage had been declared “safe & good,” Jackson directed that they be “covered in before the heavy frosts & winter rains injure it” so that the house could be restored in the spring. Meanwhile he started to make plans for the rebuilding. He told his son he would arrange to have tin shipped up for the roof to cover a house 80 feet by 44. He wanted the windowsills made “of good hewn stone—if it can be got in time” and

Four astral lamps on pier tables 100.00 Four pair vases, flowers, and shades 120.00 Three round tables, black and gold slabs 335.00 Four pier tables with Italian slabs 700.00 Four mantel glasses, rich gilt frames, French plates, 100 by 58 inches 2,000.00 Six blue and yellow window curtains 630.00 One large window curtain 210.00 Five hundred yards fine Brussels carpet and border 1,058.25 Four Imperial rugs 68.00 Twenty-four arm chairs and four sofas, stuffed

the Mississippi River than to their welfare or their survival. On balance, though, Andrew Jackson served the American people very well. He preserved the Union, strengthened the presidency, and advanced democracy. The people prospered, and they enjoyed peace and the respect of the entire world. Jackson himself was not only conscious of his record as President and concerned about the ultimate judgment of history, but he wanted to explain to the American people, as his last official act as their

Jackson bowed once again. Uncovered, and with a look of “unaffected humility and thankfulness,” he gestured in mute signs his deep appreciation for this demonstration of love and veneration. Benton choked up. “I was looking down from a side window,” he wrote, “and felt an emotion which had never passed through me before.” I have seen many inaugurations, he went on, but they all struck me as pageants, “empty and soulless.” This one was different. This was real. “A man and the people”: he laying

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