John Tyler (The American Presidents Series The 10th President, 1841-1845) (9780805082388) Gary May, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz

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Publisher: Times Books (December 9, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0805082387
ISBN-13: 978-0805082388

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The first “accidental president,” whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motionWhen William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, just one month after his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency antonyms and synonyms pdf. It was a controversial move by this Southern gentleman, who had been placed on the fractious Whig ticket with the hero of Tippecanoe in order to sweep Andrew Jackson’s Democrats, and their imperial tendencies, out of the White House antonyms and synonyms pdf.Soon Tyler was beset by the Whigs’ competing factions antonyms and synonyms pdf. He vetoed the charter for a new Bank of the United States, which he deemed unconstitutional, and was expelled from his own party antonyms and synonyms pdf. In foreign policy, as well, Tyler marched to his own drummer. He engaged secret agents to help resolve a border dispute with Britain and negotiated the annexation of Texas without the Senate’s approval. The resulting sectional divisions roiled the country.Gary May, a historian known for his dramatic accounts of secret government, sheds new light on Tyler’s controversial presidency, which saw him set aside his dedication to the Constitution to gain his two great ambitions: Texas and a place in history.

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