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Perhaps no other president has so often borne the epithet of "imbecile" as John Tyler, who was expelled from his own party by a rump Whig congressional caucus. The vicious political infighting that characterized his term may account for the low regard in which his presidency has been held by historians, who have generally ranked him as one of the least successful chief executives, despite achievements such as the Webster-Ashburton treaty, which heralded improved relations with Great Britain, and the annexation of Texas, which added millions of acres to the national domain.<P>Why did John Tyler pursue what appears to have been a politically self-destructive course with regard to both his first party, the Democrats, and his later political alliance, the Whigs? Was it on the grounds of principle, as he asserted? And if so, what principles? Dan Monroe has set out to explain the beliefs that commanded such overwhelming fealty from Tyler that they led to his resigning his Senate seat and exercising politically suicidal presidential vetoes.<P>Monroe traces the origins of Tyler's political philosophy in his early years in the Virginia legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives before examining the crises Tyler faced during his term in the House: the Panic of 1819, the financially tottering national bank, and the Missouri debate. In surveying Tyler's Senate career, Monroe examines his conflict with President Andrew Jackson, the tariff controversy with South Carolina, and the Removal crisis.<P>Finally, Monroe turns from the establishment of Tyler's philosophical moorings and attitudes to their implementation during his term as president. He persuasively surveys a number of key events, suchas the bank vetoes of 1841, the additional vetoes of the tariff in 1842, and the annexation of Texas. His intent is to find the unifying thread(s) of principle shaped in the earlier years that make sense of these controversial presidential actions. A portrait emerges of "a

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Historians have generally ranked John Tyler as one of the least successful chief executives, despite achievements such as the WebsterAshburton treaty, which heralded improved relations with Great Britain, and the annexation of Texas. Why did Tyler pursue what appears to have been a politically selfdestructive course with regard to both his first party, the Democrats, and his later political alliance, the Whigs? Monroe has set out to explain the beliefs that led to Tyler=s resigning his Senate seat and exercising politically suicidal presidential vetoes as well as examines the crises Tyler faced during his term in the House: the Panic of 1819, the financially tottering national bank, and the Missouri debate.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index.

About the Author

Dan Monroe is a historian with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and is currently working on a history of the Illinois Executive Mansion. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

Republican Genesis — Defending the Republican Vision — A Jeffersonian Republican in the Age of Jackson — Honor, Consistency, and the Presidency — The Terrible Tariff and Distribution Too — Prelude to Annexation — Tyler and Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585442164
Author:
Monroe, Dan
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Author:
Monroe, R. Daniel
Location:
College Station
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1248
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Historians have generally ranked John Tyler as one of the least successful chief executives, despite achievements such as the WebsterAshburton treaty, which heralded improved relations with Great Britain, and the annexation of Texas. Why did Tyler pursue what appears to have been a politically selfdestructive course with regard to both his first party, the Democrats, and his later political alliance, the Whigs? Monroe has set out to explain the beliefs that led to Tyler=s resigning his Senate seat and exercising politically suicidal presidential vetoes as well as examines the crises Tyler faced during his term in the House: the Panic of 1819, the financially tottering national bank, and the Missouri debate.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index.
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