Andrew Jackson, Volume 2: The Course of American Freedom, by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes symbolize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial growth, bringing to lifestyles a fancy personality who has usually been visible easily as a rough-hewn state common. 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 matters with which he was once confronted: the nullification obstacle, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the kingdom over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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A strong nationalist and rabid abolitionist, Hammond possessed a razor-sharp legal mind. The combined influences of Alden Partridge and Charles Hammond must have had a profound impact upon the young Louisianian. ” Whatever his nationalist proclivities were at this stage, Wells partook of the powers or the pleasures of the southern planting life. Following his marriage to Mary Ann Scott, an Anglo-French belle of Rapides, on May 11, 1832, the young couple lived at Gravel Hill, Wells’s plantation near Colfax.

They were not new to politics. They were not raw or unsettled men, men without form or foundation. The white southern Republicans in Louisiana were essentially no different from those men who have always controlled American government on the national, state, and local level. In fact, “government leaders are seldom recruited from the masses. This is true in the case of top cabinet officials and presidential advisors; of congressmen, governors, and state legislators; even of mayors and city councilmen.

One year later, Hahn’s mother died of yellow fever. Orphaned and thrown upon his own resources, young Hahn completed his elementary and high school education. At the age of nineteen he began reading law under the direction of Christian Reselius, one of the city’s most prominent attorneys. Hahn also studied law at the University of Louisiana. Following his graduation from law school in April 1851, he entered quickly into the civic and political life of New Orleans. Elected at the age of twenty-two to the city school board, Hahn served for several years as either a school director 26 Backstory or as president of the school system.

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