R. H. Wendover's Views on the Monroe Doctrine : Vital Importance of Peace, Railroads, the Nation's Hope and Blessing, and Union and Fraternity, with Practical Strictures on the New Constitution of Missouri (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from R. H. Wendover's Views on the Monroe Doctrine: Vital Importance of Peace, Railroads, the Nation's Hope and Blessing, and Union and Fraternity, With Practical Strictures on the New Constitution of Missouri Britain - one in 1776 and the other m 1812. 'we warred with Mexico in 1846, at the close of which Gen. Zachary Taylor, one of the great heroes of the war, was nominated for the Presidency, and elected by an overwhelming vote. Mr. Clay should have been the choice of the Whig party, rather than nominate and\ place in the Presidential chair a soldier who did not possess any knowledge whatever of statesmanship. At last, in 1861, the ter rible civil strife began, which lasted four long years, killed and maimed for life a million of men, and after the assassination 'of Mr. Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President of the United States. The State of Tennessee has furnished three sterling, able men for the Presidential chair: Gen. Andrew. Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Kentucky had two Vice Presidents: Col. Richard M. Johnson and John C. Breckenridge, the former of whom is said to have shot the chief Tecumseh. But Kentucky had a Clay, the pride of the country, and an illustrious example of imitation among the public men of his own State which he so faithfully served and honored. A monument has been erected to his memory, at Lexington, of very beautiful proportions and one hundred and twenty feet in height. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 13 Jan 2018
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