Andrew Jackson, Volume 1: The Course of American Empire, by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a fancy personality who has usually been visible easily as a rough-hewn kingdom common. quantity lines Jackson's senatorial profession, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he was once confronted: the nullification trouble, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence through the nation over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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They would be admitted back into the Union only if they ensured the civil rights and liberties of the freedmen (former slaves). Johnson did not favor what he felt was this too drastic approach. He vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill, which, among other things, provided funds to construct schools for the freed slaves. Though Congress overrode Johnson’s veto of the bill, the battle lines were drawn. The Radical Republicans in Congress sought a way to remove Johnson from office. With their passage of the Tenure of Office Act in 1867 (over Johnson’s veto), they believed they had found a means to do so.

His background and life were investigated from top to bottom, and his constituents and colleagues pursued him throughout Washington to gain some inkling of his opinion. The Senate acting as a court of justice during the first impeachment trial of a president of the United States, that of Andrew Johnson. Library of Congress LC-cph 3a5488 Historians have identified at least three factors leading to the Senate vote to acquit Johnson. One, if Johnson were removed, the Senate president pro tem, Benjamin Wade, would become president of the United States.

Elizabeth Warren ★ When Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, assumed her duties as a newly elected US senator on January 3, 2013, she came to the job with quite a resume. Born in 1949, Warren received a bachelor of science degree in 1970 and a law degree in 1976. She was an elementary school speech pathologist, a law professor, a bankruptcy expert, and is the author of nine books, including the bestselling The Two-Income Trap. Dr. Warren was also the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (2008–2010).

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