The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political, Financial, Judicial and Industrial History, Embracing Sketches of the Lives of Its Chief Magistrates, Its Eminent Statesmen, Financiers, Soldiers and Jurists, with Monographs on Subjects of Peculiar Historical Interest, Volume 2

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James Harrison Kennedy
N.G. Hamilton Publishing Company, 1895
 

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Contents

Harrison and Tecumseh The Battle of TippecanoeCommissioned BrigadierGen
661
Elected to the Senate of OhioPromoted to the United States Senate Minister
672
Descent and Early DaysElected to the House of DelegatesA member of
677
The Controversy Over the Bank QuestionVeto of the BillLoss of the Confidence
692
Important Measures demanding attentionOregon and the Northwestern Bound
699
ADMINISTRATION OF ZACHARY TAYLOR
705
A Soldier from his YouthIn the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk WarFight
711
A Dangerous Position on the Far FrontierCorrespondence with the Mexicans
717
Descent and Boyhood in the WildernessEarly StrugglesElected to the Legisla
741
Accession to the Presidency on Taylors DeathHis Attitude in Relation to Slav
750
Early DaysElected to CongressAn Advocate of States RightsIn the United
767
Evidences of Personal BraveryMolino del ReyPeace and Return HomeMem
773
Repeal of the Missouri Compromise and Its ResultsThe KansasNebraska Ques
779
The Clan BuchananElected to the LegislatureOpposed to a Recharter of
787
Elected to the SenateOpposition to the AbolitionistsThe Independent Treasury
792
Nominated for the PresidencyContest with FremontElectedThe Walker Expe
796
Determination of the Slave Holders to Force the IssueThe National Conventions
809
The Trying Position of the PresidentWeakness and HesitationSouth Carolina
812
John A Dixs Famous OrderA Proposition for a Peace CommissionIt Comes
822
The Lincolns in the Wilderness of KentuckyAbrahams Youth and Early Priva
831
Early Declarations upon Slavery Improvements Pushed Before Their TimeAd
851
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871

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