The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political, Financial, Judicial and Industrial History : Embracing Sketches of the Lives of Its Chief Magistrates, Its Eminent Statesmen, Financiers, Soldiers and Jurists, with Monographs on Subjects of Peculiar Historical Interest, Volume 1

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James Harrison Kennedy
Williams Publishing Company, 1888

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Service in the Cabinet of President Washington
Elected VicePresident
Succeeds John Adams as PresidentControversy as to Federal AppointmentsThe
Jeffersons Second TermConspiracy of Aaron BurrNew Troubles with England
MarriageFamilyHome at Monticello
Views on SlaveryPecuniary TroublesIllness and Death
Birth and Early Life
Chosen Delegate in Virginia ConventionElected to Congress
A Second Term in the Legislature
Reëlected to Congress
Further Congressional ServiceMarriage
In President Jeffersons CabinetElected PresidentForeign Troubles Ending in
Madisons Second TermThe War of 1812The Sacking of WashingtonJacksons
Revolutionary ServiceElected to Congress
Elected to State LegislatureOpposition to Federal ConstitutionAppointed Min
Elected Governor of VirginiaSpecial Envoy to FranceIn Madisons Cabinet
Elected PresidentPopularity of His AdministrationStrengthening the Govern
Monroes Second Administration The Monroe Doctrine Internal Improve
Early LifeEntrance Upon a Public Career
Chosen President Real Civil Service Adopted Difficulties of Administration
Again a Member of Congress
Last Years of Congressional ServiceStricken with Death While at His Post
Birth Education and Early Political Service
To the Battle of New Orleans
Jackson in FloridaHis Presidential Campaign and Election
His First AdministrationA Marked Epoch in American PoliticsForeign Com
The Second Administration The Great United States Bank Controversy

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