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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 3, part 1: Andrew Jackson (Second Term)   By: (1843-1914)

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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 3, part 1: Andrew Jackson (Second Term) by James D. Richardson offers readers a comprehensive look at the presidency of Andrew Jackson during his second term in office. This volume provides insight into Jackson's policies, decisions, and actions as President, shedding light on his leadership style and the major events that shaped his time in office.

The book is well-organized and meticulously researched, making it an invaluable resource for those interested in American history and presidential politics. Richardson does an excellent job of presenting the primary sources, including Jackson's speeches, letters, and official communications, in a clear and accessible manner.

One of the strengths of this volume is its detailed examination of Jackson's domestic and foreign policies, as well as his handling of key issues such as the Nullification Crisis and the Bank War. Readers will gain a deep understanding of Jackson's controversial presidency and the impact it had on the nation during a critical period in American history.

Overall, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 3, part 1: Andrew Jackson (Second Term) is a valuable and informative read for anyone interested in the presidency of Andrew Jackson and the political landscape of the early 19th century. Highly recommended for history buffs and political enthusiasts alike.

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A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS

BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

VOLUME III

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS 1902

Copyright 1897

BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON

Prefatory Note

The second volume of this compilation, issued a few weeks since, was received with the same degree of favor as the first volume. It was a matter of surprise that only sixteen years of our history, or eight Congresses, could be comprised within the second volume, while the first covered twenty eight years, or fourteen Congresses. There is greater surprise that this volume includes only the period covered by the four years of the second term of Andrew Jackson and the four years of Martin Van Buren's term eight years in all, or four Congresses. However, it will be found almost, if not quite, as interesting as the preceding ones. In it will be found the conclusion of the controversy over the United States Bank, including President Jackson's reasons for the removal of the deposits from that bank; his Farewell Address, and other important papers, all of which are characteristic of the man. It was during the second Administration of President Jackson that the act changing the ratio between the gold and silver dollar was passed.

This volume contains President Van Buren's message recommending the independent treasury or subtreasury, and the discussion of that subject, which terminated in what has been termed "the divorce of the bank and state in the fiscal affairs of the Federal Government," and which President Van Buren considered a second Declaration of Independence... Continue reading book >>


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