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The presidency of James Monroe, Noble E. Cunningham, Jr

Label
The presidency of James Monroe
Title
The presidency of James Monroe
Statement of responsibility
Noble E. Cunningham, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Noble Cunningham's history of the fifth presidency (1817-1825) shows a young nation beset by growing pains and led by a cautious politician who had neither the learning nor the intellect of Jefferson or Madison but whose actions strengthened both the United States and the presidency itself. Cunningham makes clear that the mislabeled "era of good feelings" had more than its share of crises, including those resulting from revolutions in Latin America, Spanish possession of Florida, the depression of 1819, and the controversy over slavery in Missouri. Monroe, he shows, successfully defused these potentially explosive situations, most notably by negotiating the 1820 Missouri Compromise and announcing in 1823 what came to be known as the Monroe Doctrine, a document that still guides American policy in the Western hemisphere. Cunningham effectively places these actions within the context of Monroe's life and times and sheds new light on the inner workings of his cabinet and his relations with Congress. In addition, he features the prominent roles of two future presidents: John Quincy Adams as secretary of state and Andrew Jackson as the controversial general whose actions in the Seminole War created a headache for the administration
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.5/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E371
LC item number
.C86 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American presidency series
Label
The presidency of James Monroe, Noble E. Cunningham, Jr
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a2z0-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Road to the Presidency -- The Election of a President -- First Months in Office -- The New President and a New Congress -- Andrew Jackson and the First Seminole War -- Widening Horizons and Deepening Problems -- The Missouri Compromise -- Transition to a Second Term -- Monroe as Chief Executive -- Life in Monroe's Washington -- The Monroe Doctrine -- Domestic Concerns -- Closing a Presidency -- The End of an Era
Control code
782194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 246 p.
Isbn
9780700607280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034157
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32855759
  • (OCoLC)32855759
Label
The presidency of James Monroe, Noble E. Cunningham, Jr
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a2z0-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Road to the Presidency -- The Election of a President -- First Months in Office -- The New President and a New Congress -- Andrew Jackson and the First Seminole War -- Widening Horizons and Deepening Problems -- The Missouri Compromise -- Transition to a Second Term -- Monroe as Chief Executive -- Life in Monroe's Washington -- The Monroe Doctrine -- Domestic Concerns -- Closing a Presidency -- The End of an Era
Control code
782194
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 246 p.
Isbn
9780700607280
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95034157
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32855759
  • (OCoLC)32855759

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