By Robert V. Remini
To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a fancy personality who has frequently been visible easily as a rough-hewn state normal. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he used to be confronted: the nullification main issue, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the state over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.
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His explosive face-to-face confrontation with Hamilton left each man convinced that the other was insane. Infuriated, Hamilton wrote an inflammatory pamphlet denouncing Adams as unfit for office. , President of the United States only to leading Federalists, he hoped to persuade them to abandon Adams for his runningmate, Charles C. Pinckney – but the pamphlet leaked to the newspapers, splitting Federalist ranks and injuring both Adams’s and Hamilton’s reputations (Freeman, 2001a). The split between Adams Federalists backing the president and High Federalists backing Hamilton and Pinckney, together with growing public unhappiness with prosecutions under the Sedition Act and desire for peace with France, played into the hands of the Republicans, who again backed Jefferson and Burr.
Finally, Adams continued or restarted correspondence with such old friends from the Revolution as Benjamin Rush (Schutz and Adair, 1966). These letters and autobiographical writings focused Adams’s attention on how posterity would remember him, prompting on occasion written explosions of hurt, resentment, and envy against patriotic icons such as Washington, Franklin, and Jefferson. Noting signs in Adams’s letters that he was mellowing toward Jefferson, Rush, who valued his friendship with both men, urged them to reconcile their differences.
In 1800, Chief Justice Ellsworth resigned, citing ill-health. At first Adams named John Jay (without c onsulting him) to his former post, and the Senate confirmed him. Jay declined to serve, however, citing the post’s onerousness and the prevailing lack of 22 r. b. bernstein respect for the nation’s courts. Learning of Jay’s refusal, Adams named his secretary of state, John Marshall, to succeed Ellsworth. For once, an impulsive appointment by Adams succeeded far better than he had hoped. Adams did not attend Jefferson’s inauguration, leaving the capital very early on March 4, 1801.
Andrew Jackson, Volume 1: The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 by Robert V. Remini