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John Tyler, the Accidental President

Author: Edward P Crapol
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead, he argues, Tyler manipulated the Constitution to increase the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Crapol, Edward P.
John Tyler, the Accidental President : Paperback Edition.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, c2012
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Crapol
ISBN: 9780807882726 0807882720 9781469602288 1469602288
OCLC Number: 1097304738
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (357 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1 Forewarned, Forearmed; 2 Visions of National Destiny; 3 Defending Slavery; 4 Avoiding War & Preserving Peace; 5 Pacific Visions; 6 Texas; 7 Retirement & Secession; Conclusion: Precedents & Legacies; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Edward P. Crapol ; with a new foreword by the author.

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The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead, he argues, Tyler manipulated the Constitution to increase the executive power of the presidency. Crapol also highlights Tyler's faith in America's national destiny and his belief that boundless territorial expansion would preserve the Un.

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