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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


Equal to the Severest Trials: Mr. Madison’s War

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The War of 1812 is often treated as a monumental failure ofwar administration. Chapter four argues that in the sphere of war finance, this reputation is exaggerated. The financing of the war ... More


American Beginnings, 1780–1793

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details Albert Gallatin's early years in America. Gallatin and Serre landed at Cape Ann, Massachusetts, July 14, 1780. The following day, they left Gloucester, Massachusetts, on ... More


The Senate and the House, 1793–1801

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes events following Gallatin's election to the Senate in February 1793. These include his marriage to Hannah Nicholson on November 11, 1793; questions concerning the legitimacy of ... More


A Son of Geneva, 1761–1780

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details Albert Gallatin's family background and his early life. Gallatin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 29, 1761. His father Jean was engaged in the commerce of watches. In ... More


Searching for Stability, 1823–1829

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes events following Albert Gallatin and his family's return to the United States in 1823. Upon his return Gallatin was once again adrift. Just as he was in his early years in ... More


American Minister to France, 1816–1823

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes events following Albert Gallatin's appointment as minister of the United States to France in 1815. Gallatin and his family sailed on the Peacock on June 11, 1816 and arrived at ... More


Jefferson’s Embargo and the Era of Commercial Restrictions, 1807–1815

Gautham Rao

in National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367071
eISBN:
9780226367101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367101.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Napoleonic Wars confirmed what the Haitian Revolution had taught about the precarious dependence of customs officials’ authority on merchant capitalists. As Thomas Jefferson and James Madison ... More


The Debut of a Diplomatist, 1813–1815

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Albert Gallatin's two-year odyssey from St. Petersburg to London and Ghent, where he endured discomfort, rejection, abandonment, confusion, and discord in his own camp, yet he ... More


The Capstones of a Career, 1830–1849

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Albert Gallatin's years in New York from 1830 to 1849. These years were the last and among the happiest of his life: he was settled and surrounded by his family, and he earned ... More


Chapter 11

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/9780195140552.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Jeffersonian foreign policy differed from Federalist foreign policy in its inclination toward France rather than Britain. There were, however, sectional differences within both parties arising from ... More


Madison’s Secretary of the Treasury, 1809–1813

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes events in Albert Gallatin's life from 1809 to 1813. After serving as a senator and congressman and for eight years as secretary of the Treasury, Gallatin harbored no higher ... More


The Memorial

William S. Belko

in The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041742
eISBN:
9780813043937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041742.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Discusses the drafting of the Memorial to Congress by the committee appointed by the delegates in Philadelphia. The Memorial to Congress, accompanied by the Exposition compiled by Henry Lee and a ... More


Jefferson’s Secretary of the Treasury, 1801–1809

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Albert Gallatin's tenure as secretary of the Treasury under the Jefferson administration. Gallatin took the oath of office in Washington on May 14, 1801. He conceived of the ... More


Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Nicholas Dungan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Former statesman Albert Gallatin's story (1761–1849) is the opposite of the classic American immigrant tale. Gallatin made contributions to America throughout his career that far outweighed any ... More


Introduction: Getting to Know Gallatin

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introductory chapter begins by listing several of Albert Gallatin's (1761–1849) accomplishments. It asks why Gallatin appears to have been forgotten by history despite his numerous contributions ... More


Commerce or War?

Gautham Rao

in National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367071
eISBN:
9780226367101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367101.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Haitian Revolution forced Americans to confront the dark side of the federal customhouses’ dependence on merchant capitalists. Since customs officers negotiated authority with the merchants in ... More


Conclusion: Gauging Gallatin’s Greatness

Nicholas Dungan

in Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721117
eISBN:
9780814785393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721117.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses the question of whether Gallatin was a great man. It suggests that if greatness is measured by accomplishments, then on that basis it is hard to challenge Gallatin's ... More


Thomas Jefferson

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Thomas Jefferson's distaste for tyranny, and how, in spite of it, he was not opposed to the very different idea that a unitary and independent executive structure should be ... More


Chapter 23

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/9780195140552.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1808, Thomas Jefferson rid himself of Aaron Burr. He had never liked Burr from the start. Alexander Hamilton, who is often placed as the statue opposite Jefferson, really was not fully ... More


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