Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and how They Changed America, 1789-1989
Thorndike Press, 2007 - 804 pages
Documents crucial historical moments in each of the first forty presidencies during which the future of the United States has been dramatically affected by a bold executive decision, and offers insight into the factors that influenced the choices made byeach president.
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During two weeks of debate , Republican Aaron Burr of New York tried to pit
Southern Senators against Jay ' s Treaty by demanding that Britain pay up for the
“ Negroes and other property ” it had stolen — mainly from the American South .
Edmund Randolph advised the President not to sign the treaty until Britain
canceled the Provision Order . Washington asked him to so inform the British
minister , George Hammond . Hammond asked Randolph whether Britain could
Ames acknowledged that critics found Jay ' s Treaty “ bad — fatally bad . ” But a “
treaty is the promise of a nation . . . . Shall we break our faith ? ” If the British kept
conspiring with the Indians , American frontiersmen would stay vulnerable .
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