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Party and Corruption: The Columbia Junto and the Rise of Martin Van Buren, 1799–1812

John L. Brooke

in Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833230
eISBN:
9781469600949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833230.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how Martin Van Buren would compensate for his humble origins. Van Buren would be known for his fastidiousness in dress; not for nothing would he be known as the “Little Dandy.” ... More


Martin Van Buren as Statesman: State Rights and the Rise of the “Free Soil” Party

Christian Esh

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the political theory of “State Rights” within antebellum New York politics in three parts: (1) the early history of New York's republican theory of states as sharing concurrent ... More


Jackson Men

Michael E. Woods

in Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656397
eISBN:
9781469656410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656397.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter surveys the early history of the Democratic Party and traces Stephen Douglas and Jefferson Davis’s paths into national politics. First, it charts the rise of Jacksonian Democracy in the ... More


Martin Van Buren

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/9780300121261.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter illustrates how President Martin Van Buren was generally a loyal follower and implementer of Jackson's views, the significance of which lies in Jackson's enthusiasm when it came to ... More


Rivalries and Alliances

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the ideological evolution and political ascendancy of John C Calhoun as the author of nullification and leader of southern sectionalism in the United States Congress between ... More


Land politics in Columbia 1781–1804

John L. Brooke

in Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833230
eISBN:
9781469600949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833230.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents Martin Van Buren's lasting legacy to the American political system: his conception of political parties in perpetual civil struggle. Ambiguously situated between state and ... More


At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Shearer Davis Bowman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did eleven slave states secede from the Union in 1860–61? Why did the eighteen free states loyal to the Union deny the legitimacy of secession, and take concrete steps after Fort Sumter to subdue ... More


Wooing, 1840–1844

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 examines the crucial four-year period from the rise of the Whig Party to national power in 1840 to the dissolution of the bachelor’s mess of Buchanan and King in 1844. During this period of ... More


Conflict and Civil Establishments 1783–1793

John L. Brooke

in Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833230
eISBN:
9781469600949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833230.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the new civil landscape taking shape as Martin Van Buren and Hannah Goes entered early childhood in the mid-1780s. The public face of their upper Hudson world was changing in ... More


A Lesson in Political Negotiations

Spencer W. McBride

in Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

In this chapter Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Elias Higbee travel from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Washington, D.C., to petition the federal government for reparations for their lost property in ... More


Cider’s Last Hurrah

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter first describes the key role of hard cider in the 1840 presidential elections. Whig candidate General William Henry Harrison, who ran against incumbent Martin Van Buren, was promoted as ... More


Messing, 1834–1840

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 3 explores the “Bachelor’s mess,” a phrase drawn from Buchanan’s correspondence, and notes the many ways in which their shared Washington boardinghouse intersected with the overlapping ... More


The Golden Triangle

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's travails as a lawyer and his political fortunes as a Democrat. The presidential campaign of 1844 proved as tumultuous as any since the rise of Andrew Jackson. ... More


More Conventions

Spencer W. McBride

in Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

This chapter follows the events of the contested Democratic nominating convention of 1844 in Baltimore, Maryland. Martin Van Buren entered the convention as the favorite but faced stiff competition ... More


Free Democrats to the Republicans: Radical Spiritualists and the Antislavery Insurgency

Mark A. Lause

in Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040306
eISBN:
9780252098567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040306.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows that spiritualism gained its first strong foothold in Washington and began to flourish when Martin Van Buren and kindred politicians trailed back into their Free Soil Party, ... More


Presidential Hopefuls

Spencer W. McBride

in Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

This chapter considers Joseph Smith’s attempts to get the men believed to be the likeliest candidates for president to commit to helping the Latter-day Saints gain their long-sought redress for their ... More


President Buchanan, the Crittenden Compromise, President Lincoln, and Fort Sumter

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on James Buchanan, who, at the age of sixty-six at his election in 1856, had drawn on long and varied experience in Washington. Yet Buchanan was deficient in the qualities of ... More


Shattered American Idealism

Spencer W. McBride

in Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

In this chapter Joseph Smith returns to Nauvoo, Illinois, disappointed with his meeting with President Van Buren but hopeful that Elias Higbee can successfully get congressional support for their ... More


Joseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Spencer W. McBride

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190909413
eISBN:
9780197572436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909413.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

In 1844, Joseph Smith, the controversial founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had amassed a national following of some 25,000 believers—and a militia of some 2,500 men. In this ... More


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