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The Challenge of Congress: September–December 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The government of British Prime Minister Lord North would take no further policy decisions on America until information arrived concerning both the reception in Massachusetts of the Intolerable Acts, ... More


Chapter 3

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

There was never a possibility that Alexander Hamilton would be president of America. He received not a single vote in the electoral college in any election. In 1800, Aaron Burr received as many votes ... More


Chapter 4

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr became defined, as men, in the presence of violence. For both of them, military experience brought a sudden eminence. At the end of the War for Independence, Burr ... More


Chapter 5

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book so far has been observing Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson as they responded to circumstances created in large measure by Alexander Hamilton, as Hamilton removed John Adams as an impediment ... More


Chapter 10

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early spring of 1794, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, once a bishop and stockjobber, then an ambassador, left France, bearing a letter of introduction from Lord Shelborne to George Washington ... More


Chapter 17

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

John Adams was not an unpopular president. He probably received more popular votes for reelection in 1800 than did his challenger, Thomas Jefferson, whom he had defeated for the office four years ... More


Against Partisanship

John M. Dixon

in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines Cadwallader Colden's arguments against partisanship that was prevalent in eighteenth-century New York. Colden made the case against partisanship by insisting that the volatile ... More


A Providentially Ordained Republic: God’s Will and the National Mission

Ricardo A. Herrera

in For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter highlights Americans' sense of divine election, and their belief in themselves and in their mission as a chosen people to effect the spiritual or political regeneration of mankind. This ... More


The Persistence of Political Community, 1795–1799

Kenneth Owen

in Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827979
eISBN:
9780191866661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827979.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

This chapter analyses Pennsylvanian and American politics in the late 1790s, focusing particularly on the Jay Treaty debates, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Fries Rebellion, and the Pennsylvania ... More


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