New Grammar School History of the United States

New Grammar School History of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...in as many cities in the country as it pleased, and, exercising this right, it speedily established branches in the chief cities of the South and West. The South and West were already full of state banks, and, knowing that the business of these would be injured if the branches of the United States Bank were allowed to come among them, the people of that region resented the reestablishment of a national bank. Jackson, as a Western man, shared in this hatred, and when he became President was easily persuaded by his friends (who wished to force the Bank to take sides in politics) to attack it. The charter had still nearly eight 1 Johnston's American Orations, Vol. I., pp. 196-212; Webster's Works, Vol. III., pp. 248-355, 448-505; Rhodes's History of the United States, Vol. I., pp. 60-62. years to run; nevertheless, in his first message to Congress (December, 1829) he denounced the Bank as unconstitutional, unnecessary, and as having failed to give the country a sound currency, and suggested that it should not be rechartered. Congress paid little attention to him. But he kept on, year after year, till, in 1832, the friends of the Bank made his attack a political issue.1 338. The First National Nominating Convention; the First Party Platform.--To do this was easy, because in 1832 it was well known that Jackson would again be a candidate for the presidency. Now the presidential contest of that year is remarkable for two reasons: 1. Because each of the three parties held a national conven tion for the nomination of candidates. 2. Because a party platform was then used for the first time. The originators of the national convention were the Antimasons. State conventions of delegates to nominate state officers, such as governors and congressmen and...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544544
  • 9781236544544