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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

WASHINGTON'S ADMINISTRATION.

Federal Party in Power—Anti-Federals Organize—Tariff and the Regu-

lation of Commerce-Bill of Rights—State Sovereignty- Financial

Policy-The Debt-National Bank-Internal Revenue-Militia-Sla-

very-Party Organization Election of 1792—France-Foreign Policy

-England - Internal Taxation- Election of 1796— Retirement of

Washington--Strict Constructionists--Broad Constructionists - Death of

the Anti-Federal Party-Republican Party-Democrats-Democratic-

Republican Party-References—Constitution of the United States—Ex-

planation of Plate V.-Washington's Farewell Address...Pages 65-124

CHAPTER VI.

JOHN ADAMS'S ADMINISTRATION.

President's Position-France—“Stamp Act"-War with France Threat-

ened—Preparation for War-Alien and Sedition Laws—The Natural-

ization Law—The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions-Rupture of

the Cabinet—The Election of 1800—Democrats-Downfall of Feder-

alism-Political Platforms-References.. .......

.Pages 125-158

CHAPTER VII.

THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

Republican Principles-Outlook of the New Administration Official Pa-

tronage--Naturalization Law--The Purchase of Louisiana--Secession

Contemplated--Election of 1804--The Embargo-Election of 1808-

The Non-Intercourse Act-- Republicanism Tested--Political Parties

during Jefferson's Administrations-Name “Republican" grows into

Disuse---References. ....

.Pages 159-172

CHAPTER VIII.

MADISON'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

The President's Policy-Diplomacy-Attempt to Recharter the National

Bank-Third Embargo - Declaration of War-Election of 1812–Fed-

eral Opposition to the War-The Peace Party—The Hartford Conven-

tion—Peace Declared-Death of the Federal Party- National Bank-

Protective Tariff-Election of 1816- References............ Pages 173–186

CHAPTER IX.

MONROE'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

Era of Good Feeling-Jackson's Advice-Internal Improvements – The

Florida Cession-The Missouri Question-Election of 1820—Republi-

cans Unopposed — The Monroe Doctrine-Protective Tariff-Election

of 1824–People's Party-Monroe's Retirement, References.

Pages 187–197

CHAPTER X.

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS'S ADMINISTRATION.

The President's Policy-Opposition to the President-Republican Party

Divided — The Panama Mission — The Controversy with Georgia —

High Tariff of 1828—Election of 1828– The Anti-Mason Party-Ref-

erences.............

.................Pages 193-205

CHAPTER XI.

JACKSON'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

The President's Policy-Party Opposition-Removals from Office-The

Webster and Hayne Debate-Pocket Veto-Jackson and Calhoun-

The Nullification or Calhoun Party-Land Proceeds-Attempted Re-

charter of the National Bank-Internal Improvements—The Tariff of

1832-Election of 1832 — Anti-Slavery Society -- Nullification Ordi-

nance – Compromise Tariff of 1833 — Removal of Deposits - State

Banks--Resolution of Censure—The Whig Party-Locofocos-Election

of 1836—Specie Circular-Texas-Anti-Slavery Mail — The Right of

Petition-References-Anti-Mason Resolution-Political Platforms-

Whig Resolutions.....

.Pages 206-225

CHAPTER XII.

VAN BUREN'S ADMINISTRATION.

President's Policy-Panic of 1837–Sub-Treasury-Annexation of Texas

State Bank Depositories vs. Sub-Treasury—The Right of Petition-

The Abolition Party-Liberty Party-Election of 1840–References,

Political Platforms......

...Pages 226-235

CHAPTER XIII.

HARRISON AND TYLER'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

President's Policy--The President's Death-Tyler's Inaugural Address---

Repeal of the Sub-Treasury Act--Rupture Between the President and

the Whigs—The Native American Party-Hunkers and Barn-burn-

ers-Election of 1844-Annexation of Texas-References-Platforms.

Pages 236-249

CHAPTER XIV.

POLK'S ADMINISTRATION.

Polk's Inaugural Address—Annexation of Texas—War with Mexico-

Wilmot Proviso - The Sub-Treasury — Tariff — Internal Improve-
ments-Oregon-Peace with Mexico-Liberty League-- Nominations

for the Canvass of 1848-Free Soil Party–The Presidential Election-

Polk's Administration - The Oregon Question — References — Plat-

forms...

.Pages 250-268

CHAPTER XV.

TAYLOR AND FILLMORE'S ADMINISTRATIONS.

Taylor's Policy-Squatter Sovereignty--Government for the Mexican Ces-

sion-Omnibus Bill-Compromise Measures of 1850— Death of Presi-

dent Taylor-Fillmore's Accession and Secession-Silver Gray Party-

The American Party – Election of 1852 - Dissolution of the Whig

Party-References-Platforms ....

..Pages 269–285

CHAPTER XVI.

PIERCE'S ADMINISTRATION.

The President's Political Views-Kansas-Nebraska Bill— Territorial Leg-

islature—Topeka Constitution-Kansas War-Assault Upon Charles

Sumner, The American Party—The Republican Party-Democratic

Nominations --References-Platforms.........

..Pages 286-305

CHAPTER XVII.

BUCHANAN'S ADMINISTRATION.

Buchanan's Policy-Dred Scott Case - Designs of the Slave Power-Pur-

chase of Cuba-Filibustering Expeditions - American Slave Trade-

The Struggle in Kansas—The Lincoln and Douglas Debate- The

Homestead Bill -John Brown's Insurrection–The Covode Investiga-

tion–The National Democratic Convention at Charleston-Constitu-

tional Union Convention-Republican National Convention-Presi-

dential Election of 1860—Secession—The Confederate States of Amer.

ica– The Crittenden Compromise—The Peace Convention-- References--

South Carolina Declaration of Independence-Platforms..Pages 306-347

CHAPTER X VIII.

LINCOLN'S ADMINISTRATION.

Inauguration-Inaugural Address— Lincoln's Cabinet-Attempted Ad-

justment of Difficulties—The Border States—Military Leagues-West
Virginia—Bombardment of Fort Sumpter—Lincoln's Call for 75,000
Troops-Reply of Southern Governors --Party Adjustments- Union
Party in Power—Two Errors ---Confiscation of Property-Contraband
of War-President's Message-Legislation—“Compensated Emanci-
pation"-Reply to the President-Noted and Rising Men-Emanci-
pation a War Necessity-Address to Loyal Governors-Conscription
Act-Colored Troops-Habeas Corpus-West Virginia Admitted-

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