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Jacksonland : President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a great American land grab

by Inskeep, Steve (Author)

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Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson--war hero, populist, and exemplar of the e... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • The Indian map and the White man's map
  • Horseshoe, 1814. Every thing is to be feared ; Urge on all those Cherokees ; Stamping his foot for war ; It was dark before we finished killing them
  • Origins, 1767-1814. Send a few late newspapers by the bearer ; I am fond of hearing that there is a peace ; Every thing that was dear to me
  • Old Hickory, 1815-1818. Address their fears and indulge their avarice ; Men of cultivated understandings ; Let me see you as I pass
  • Young prince, 1820-1828. This unexpected weapon of defence ; Ominous of other events ; The taverns were unknown to us
  • Interlude. Hero's progress, 1824-1825. Liberty, equality, and true social order ; Clay is politically damd ; We wish to know whether you could protect us
  • Inaugurations, 1828-1829. We are politically your friends and brethren ; This is a straight and good talk ; The blazing light of the nineteenth century
  • State of the Union, 1829-1830. They have been led to look upon us as unjust ; The expediency of setting fire ; Sway the empire of affection
  • Checks and balances, 1830-1832. Legislative ; Judicial ; Executive
  • Democracy in America, 1833 -1835. The purest love of formalities ; I have the right to address you ; We are yet your friends ; Should they be satisfied with the character of that country
  • Tears, 1835-1838. Five millions of dollars ; The War Department does not understand these people ; Perchance, you may have heard that the Cherokees are in trouble ; The thunder often sounding in the distance.
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