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The Resource The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler, Norma Lois Peterson

The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler, Norma Lois Peterson

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The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler
Title
The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler
Statement of responsibility
Norma Lois Peterson
Title variation
Presidencies of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wearied by the hotly contested "Log Cabin and Hard Cider" campaign that unseated the Democratic incumbent, Martin Van Buren, Harrison succumbed to pneumonia after only one month in office, the first chief executive to die in the White House. His death precipitated a governmental crisis, which Vice President John Tyler promptly resolved--to the consternation of his Whig Party--by claiming the office and title of president, thus setting a precedent that only later was codified in the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Instead of the pliable Harrison, the Whigs confronted in Tyler a tenacious defender of presidential prerogative and a formidable foe of their plan to establish congressional supremacy over the executive branch. Threatened with impeachment, repeatedly exhorted to resign, banished from the Whig Party, abandoned by his cabinet, and burned in effigy, Tyler stood firm and maintained the integrity of the presidential office. Peterson argues that the Tyler administration deserves more credit than it has received for what was accomplished--and preserved--under difficult circumstances."--Publisher
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Summary
Relates the events of the brief presidency of William Henry Harrison, and discusses John Tyler's determination to maintain the integrity of the office
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257492
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.5/8/0922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E391
LC item number
.P48 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
American presidency series
Target audience
adult
Label
The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler, Norma Lois Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gropings of a growing nation -- "This discordant combination" -- The short month of Harrison's presidency -- The succession -- The special session -- The Whigs expel a president -- The trying summer of 1842 -- The peacemakers -- Pacific-mindedness -- The president, the cabinet, and the White House -- Moderation gone awry -- Texas: misinformation, rumors, and secrecy -- "Mr. Tyler's abominable treaty" -- "The apoplexy of the Constitution" -- A flawed presidency
Control code
ocm19122519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780700604005
Lccn
89005341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)19122519
Label
The presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler, Norma Lois Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gropings of a growing nation -- "This discordant combination" -- The short month of Harrison's presidency -- The succession -- The special session -- The Whigs expel a president -- The trying summer of 1842 -- The peacemakers -- Pacific-mindedness -- The president, the cabinet, and the White House -- Moderation gone awry -- Texas: misinformation, rumors, and secrecy -- "Mr. Tyler's abominable treaty" -- "The apoplexy of the Constitution" -- A flawed presidency
Control code
ocm19122519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780700604005
Lccn
89005341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)19122519

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