The Political Mirror; Or, Review of Jacksonism ...

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J.P. Peaslee, 1835 - 316 من الصفحات

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Exhibited in his inaugural address
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Mr Adams views particularly liable to misconstruction
35
Mr Adams wishes in relation to party
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Principles on which he formed his cabinetand made appointments to office
37
Injurious effect of these principles upon his popularity
38
His policy exclusively American Favourite objects of his policy
39
Inducements to the Panama Mission
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Results anticipated by the administration from the convention
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Views of previous administrations on the interests involved therein 4 Very important results of Mr Monroes declaration
43
Character of the Panama Convention
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Deference of Mr Adams for the coordinate departments of the Gop ernment in preparing the Panama Mission
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The Mission approved by Congress
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Opposition against
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Character of the opposition
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Difference of opinion on the American System no ground for parties relative to the administration
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Dangerous nature of the workings of party on the American Sys tem
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Power to lay taxes for other purposes than révenue long exercised Interests involved in this question The American System becomes apparently the s...
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Principles on which it is opposed
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Modified admission of the power Congress may lay taxes for the regulation of commerce but not for the protection of manufactures
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Various views as to the extent of the admitted power of taxation
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Remarks on the opinion that the power of taxation is limited by the enumerated powers granted to Congress
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The right to lay taxes for other purposes than revenue results from every construction of the taxing power
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Of the expediency of exercising this power
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Violent opposition proposed to
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Of the right of the General Government to appropriate its funds
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internal improvements 67 Consequences of a construction denying this right
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Construction supporting renders the Constitution consistent
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Of the extent of this right 70 The powers to raise and appropriate monies for the public welfaro are i separable
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Such dependence the effect of design
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Views which supart this construction
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What is the limitation to the exercise of this power
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The practice of the Government what
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The power to make certain internal improvements depends on the enumerated powers
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Inducements of certain southern sections to oppose Mr Adams ad ministration His opponents unite in the cry of corruption
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Removal of the publishers of the laws inquired into
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Heats produced by this inquiry
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General Andrew Jackson selected as a candidate for the Presidency
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History of the pretence of retrenchment
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Injustice to the administration of Mr AdamsSummary
87
Progress in the formation of a new party
88
A design to control the public press avowed by Mr Van Buren
89
Position of Mr Van Buren in 1827
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Proofs of the combination
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Components of the combination
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Reciprocal concessions of the northern and southern partisans Mr Van Burens offering
94
Ohject of Mr Van Burens visit to the South
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Motive of the combination illustrated by the conduct of Mr Ran dolph
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General Jackson selected by the combination
97
Claim of irresponsibility for General Jackson
98
Reasons for denying this
99
Exalted intellectual power ascribed to the General by an English panegyrist
100
Supernatural intelligence attributed to him by an Americandepen dant
101
Exaggerated praise begets inquiry
102
Birth and education of General Jackson
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Settles at Nashvillesuccess thereenters into public life
104
Proves incompetent to the civil offices to which he was appointed
105
His martial tastes
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Enters the service of the United Statesdisobeys orders
107
He is engaged in the Creek
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The Generals conduct in the campaign
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The subject of great eulogium
110
Award of the historic muse
111
The General receives a commission in the regular army
112
First Florida campaign
113
Remarks on the campaign of New Orleans
114
Proclamation of martial
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Examination of the reasons alleged therefor
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Case of Mr Louaillier and others
117
The Generals conduct rebuked by the administration
118
Public opinion of Jacksons character
119
Causes of the Seminole war
120
General Jackson disobeys orders in raising troops
121
Enormities of the Seminole campaign
122
Charges against the General
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How disposed
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The Generals ignorance and disregard of the laws again exemplified Florida campaign is not the boast of the General or his flatterers
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Gencral Jackson Governor of Florida His tyrannical conduct
127
Froceedings against the Spanish exgovernor
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Comment thereon
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Nature of the ordinances of General Jackson in Florida
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Effects of these ordinances upon the inhabitants
131
Disability of General Jackson for civil employinent as deduced froda his life
132
General Jackson elected to the Senate in 1824 resigns in 1825
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How has the General become popular ? 136 Admirably qualified as the agent of party CHAPTER VI
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General Jackson chosen President State of the electoral vote
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138 Causes of his election
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Doubts of his political principles
139
Letter to Mr Monroe principles therein supported
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The General becomes the slave of party
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Violent emotions of party cupidity
142
Avowal of venality by the party presses
143
Corruption of the press
144
Proscription becomes the policy of the administration
145
Presidential policy as exposed in the inaugural speech
146
New source of power opened for the President
147
The nature of this power further exhibited
148
Further illustration
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What abuses required reform
150
Rapidity and extent of reform
151
New tenure of office
152
Abuse of the power of appointmentbribery change of the constitu tion plan of a great national party
153
Influence of the appointing power extended and systematized
154
Presidents reasons for changes in office
155
Conditions on which members of Congress are to be appointedappli cants for change encouraged
156
True sense of rotation in office
157
Present necessity for manifestation of the Presidents views in rela tion to office
158
General Jacksons Letter to the Legislature of Tennessee disapprov ing the appointment of members of Congress to office
159
Many appointments made by the General from Congresa
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Number of officers and dependents upon the President in the United States
161
Case of illustration from Boston
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Case from Ohio
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Case in the War Department
164
Case of proposed bargain between applicants
165
Case of reward for indecent violence
166
Reprobation of the Presidents course by an administration editor
167
Analogy between the Executive power in England and America In road on the legislative power in the former
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Federal Convention did not overlook the danger from Executive power
180
Provision against abuse of Treasury influence
181
Precautions against Executive power hitherto vain
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but it is desira ble that the power to remove should not be so vested
183
Various opinions relative to the power to remove from office
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Reasons for supposing it vested in the President alone
186
Reply to these reasons
187
Reasons for supposing the power in the President and Senate
188
Reasons against such supposition
189
Reasons for supposing the power subject to legislation
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Arguments against
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No experience upon this question when first decided in Congress
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Appointing and removing power in Pennsylvania
193
Reasons for the decision of the question
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Prophetic views of the opponents of the power
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Limited views of the power by its friends
196
Extraordinary nature of the decision on this subject
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The evils of this power to be remedied by the people
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Settled state of the foreign policy of the United States
199
Unsettled condition of our domestic polity
200
Presidents message 1829 New propositions
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Change of the constitutional mode of electing President
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Rotation in office
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Protection of domestic manufactures
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Internal Improvement prostrated
205
Veto of the President on the Maysville road bill
206
Power acquired to the President thereby
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Oblation to southern policy
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Inconsistent use of the veto
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Character of the Maysville message by Mr Clay
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Narrow rule of expediency adopted by the administration
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Other causes assigned by the President for his veto
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Results of the Presidents policy
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Presidents power in legislation considered
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Character of the veto
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Views of the veto power in the Convention
218
Abuse of the veto power by President Jackson
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True objects of the veto power
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Exercise of this power by the several Presidents of the United States
221
Effect of the power when Congress is unbiassed by the President
222
Policy of the nation relative to Indian tribes
223
Prospects of the Cherokees and other southern Indians
224
Their relations with the State of Georgia
225
Relations with the United States Rights of the latter
226
General principles in relation to the intercourse between the Indians and the whites
227
Concurrence of Georgia in these principles
228
Relations by compact between United States and Cherokees
229
United States to extinguish the Indian title in Georgia
230
Cherokees demonstrate a determination to retain their lands Geor gia seizes and divides them Cherokees appeal to the United States
231
The Jackson administration refuse to interfere
232
Treaties and laws relating to the Indians disregarded
233
The case admitted to be one of great difficulty
234
Measures of the administration in relation to
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How viewed by the Indians
236
The Cherokees will not quit their homes
237
President prematurely broaches the recharter of the Bank of the United States
238
True cause of the untimely suggestion Government Bank proposed
239
Nature of a Government Bank
240
Would have boundless and baleful patronage
241
Views of this Bank by Committee of Ways and Means
242
Committee qualify their reproof in tenderness to the President
243
True light in which the report exhibits the President
244
Sense of the nation against the views of the administration 246 House of Representatives not yet overcome by executive influence 247 Its intractable...
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Mr Calhouns views in supporting General Jackson 045
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Dependence of presidential aspirants upon General Jackson
250
Search after means to make a quarrel between the President and Vice President
251
Success of the search
252
Mr Calhoun made auxiliary to his own injury
253
Preparation of the explosion
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The development of presidential hostility
255
The exposé Proclamation of his innocence by Mr Van Buren
256
What should be the judgment upon the evidence
257
True view of Mr Calhouns conduct in the Seminole business
258
Consequences of the quarrel
260
The Jackson administration begotten in the likeness of its father
261
The Cabinet
262
Its centrifugal force
263
Mr Van Burens resignation His reasons
264
Mr Eatons resignation and his reasons
265
Expulsion of Messrs Ingham Branch and Berrien
266
True reasons for the dissolution of the Cabinet
267
Private griefs and female influence
268
The President seeks to extend his influence into the Washington saloons
269
Uses of adversityto discarded statesinen
270
Reason for retaining Mr Barry
271
New Cabinet
272
Mr Van Buren stoops to conquer
273
He announces himself as a candidate for the Presidency
274
Is nominated Minister to the Court of St James
275
Ordeal of the Senate Charges of anticivism
276
Foreign commercial policy of the United States
277
Commercial policy of Great Britain European and colonial
278
Contest between America and Great Britain for the colonial carrying trade
279
West India trade under Mr Adams administration
280
State of the trade with the West Indies
281
Use made of this question in the presidential canvass
282
Instructions of Mr Van Buren The attainment of the trade a party measure
283
Unpatriotic character of the instructions
284
Previous and contradictory views of Mr Van Buren
285
Act of Congress 1830 relative to the colonial trade
286
That act annulled by the negotiation
287
Nature of arrangement with Great Britain
288
Consequences of the arrangement
289
Avowal of the British
290
Mr Van Burens disposition to dispense with the laws
291
Humiliation of the country
292
American produce transported through Canada
293
Comments on Mr Van Burens negotiation
294
Rejection of Mr Van Buren Causes assigned
295
The President assumes Mr Van Burens sins
296
CHAPTER XII
298
Difference of opinion as to the manner of reducing the debt
299
Conventions held by the respective parties
300
Case of the Turkish mission
305

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الصفحة 19 - With the movements in this hemisphere, we are of necessity more immediately connected, and by causes w^hich must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers. The political system of the Allied Powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America.
الصفحة 118 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow citizens; and it must be admitted by all that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
الصفحة 195 - I adjure you, as you honor their memory, as you love the cause of freedom, to which they dedicated their lives, as you prize the peace of your country, the lives of its best citizens, and your own fair fame, to retrace your steps. Snatch from the archives...
الصفحة 206 - Army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become, or shall become members of the confederation...
الصفحة 300 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
الصفحة 77 - The duties of all public officers are, or, at least, admit of being made so plain and simple, that men of intelligence may readily qualify themselves for their performance; and I cannot but believe that more is lost by the long continuance of men in office than is generally to be gained by their experience.
الصفحة 237 - The charter of the Bank of the United States expires in 1836, and its stockholders will most probably apply for a renewal of their privileges. In order to avoid the evils resulting from precipitancy in a measure involving such important principles, and such deep pecuniary interests, I feel that I cannot, in justice to the parties interested, too soon present it to the deliberate consideration of the Legislature and the People.
الصفحة 20 - Governments and Spain we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgement of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
الصفحة 228 - Waiving the question of the constitutional authority of the Legislature to establish an incorporated bank as being precluded in my judgment by repeated recognitions under varied circumstances of the validity of such an institution in acts of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Government, accompanied by indications, in different modes, of a concurrence of the general will of the nation...
الصفحة 292 - State, that the Bank of the United States ought not to be rechartered.

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