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Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay

Democracy and Development in Antebellum America

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Bedford

Pages: 140
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The Bedford Series in History and Culture

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15 March 1998

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Political rivals Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay shaped American politics during the first half of the nineteenth century. Through a clear narrative and primary documents, the student is introduced to the political context,...

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Political rivals Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay shaped American politics during the first half of the nineteenth century. Through a clear narrative and primary documents, the student is introduced to the political context, the language and debates of the day, in which the two men arose as spokesmen for their opposing parties, with widely differing views of democratic government.

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Only text to show two great opponents in their social and political context the original documents give a strong sense of conflicting personalities
Very important period and personalities in shaping American democratic institutions
Headnotes to primary documents, questions for discussion, maps and chronologies to encourage students to engage with the period and debate.

Preface
PART I: OLD HICKORY, PRINCE HAL, AND THE EARLY REPUBLIC Introduction
Social Change and the Market Revolution
Politics in the Early Republic
Jackson, Clay, and the Party System
The Making of a Tennessee Gentleman
The Gentleman becomes a Hero
The Warhawk from Kentucky
Postwar Problems: Banking Panic and Missouri Crisis
Round One : 1824
Round Two: 1828
The Hero becomes a President
Four More Years
Aftermath
PART II: 25 CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTS.
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Harry L. Watson teaches history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Harry L. Watson teaches history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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