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TO NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

129711A ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1924

COPYRIGHTED
THE SYRACUSE PRESS, INC.

1922

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI

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PART I.

EARLY PARTIES, 1789 TO 1828

Rise of the parties.............

Federalists and Democratic-Republicans....

The first Presidential Electors....

1789: George Washington elected President..

John Adams elected Vice-President..

1792: Washington and Adams reëlected...

1796: John Adams elected President.

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Thomas Jefferson elected Vice-President......

1798-99: Kentucky and Virginia resolutions.....

Comment on the resolutions....

1800: The Electoral tie.......

Jefferson President, Aaron Burr Vice-President....

Burr's decline in favor...

Jefferson supreme.........

The Congressional caucus.. ................................

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1804: Jefferson reëlected.............

George Clinton elected Vice-President.....

1808: James Madison elected President.

George Clinton reëlected Vice-President.......

1312: The DeWitt Clinton movement.......

The Clintonian platform............

Madison reëlected; Elbridge Gerry Vice-President

1814-15: The Hartford convention...........

Comment on its transactions....

1816: James Monroe elected President.

Daniel D. Tompkins elected Vice-President..

1820: Monroe and Tompkins reëlected.........

1824: A quadrilateral contest......

End of the caucus.

John Quincy Adams elected President............

John C. Calhoun elected Vice-President... .............

1828: Andrew Jackson against Adams...

Democratic party; National Republican party...........

Jackson elected President; Calhoun reëlected Vice-President...

The rival parties and their leaders....

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Pormulation of definite issues.....

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Triumphant Democracy.....

To the victors belong the spoils.

The Missouri Compromise, 1820.........

Balance of the sections..
The settlement:- 36° 30'.......

Comment on the Compromise...
PART II.
PARTIES FROM 1832 TO 1856

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65 66-68

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1832
Anti-Masonic party: Wirt and Ellmaker.........
National Republican party: Clay and Sargeant.......
The first National platform of issues....... .................
Democratic party: Jackson and Van Buren...
Two-thirds required to nominate Vice-President.
Andrew Jackson reëlected President.........
Martin Van Buren elected Vice-President..

1836
Democratic National convention (1835)....
The two-thirds rule regularly established.............
Van Buren and Johnson.....
Whig party; its distractions.......
Various Whig nominations...
Martin Van Buren elected President..............
Richard M. Johnson elected Vice-President.....

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80-81

1840
Liberty party: Birney and Earle................
Whig party: Harrison and Tyler...............
Democratic party: Van Buren renominated.
The first Democratic platform.....
Comment on the platform......
William Henry Harrison elected President.......
John Tyler elected Vice-President........

1844
Liberty-Abolitionist party: Birney and Morris.
Platform of the Abolitionists.....
Whig party: Clay and Frelinghuysen............
Platform of the Whigs.....
Democratic party: Polk and Dallas..........
Platform of the Democrats.......
Comment on the Texas and Oregon questions......
The slavery disputation reopened.
Equivocal position of the Whigs in the campaign..............
James K. Polk elected President.......
George M. Dallas elected Vice-President..

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