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A History of the United States by Cecil Chesterton

Whig candidate for Vice Presidency


Mrs., 207

Taft, President, succeeds Roosevelt, 236; denounced by Roosevelt, 236

Talleyrand and "X.Y.Z. letters," 63; Jefferson's negotiations with, 69

Tammany Hall, foundation of, 58

Taney, Roger, a Catholic, 39; Attorney-General, 105; and Jackson's Veto Message, 105; appointed Secretary to the Treasury, 106; Senate refuses to confirm, 106; his judgment in the Dred Scott case, 146; supports the Union, 165

"Tariff of Abominations," the, 98

Tarleton, leader of South Carolina "Tories," 31; defeated at Cowpens, 31

Taxation of the Colonies, 14-16

Taylor, Zachary, defeats Mexicans, 122; Whig candidate for Presidency, 124; Lowell's satire on, 124; elected, 125; on California, 125; an obstacle to Clay, 126; death of, 126

Tea Tax, imposed, 17; resisted in Boston, 17

Tennessee, Jackson commands in, 74; nominates Jackson for Presidency, 92; rejects Secession, 171; secedes, 175

Territories surrendered to Federal Government, 44; Slavery in, 85, 142 _et seq._, 160; Douglas eager for development of, 141-142

Texas, secedes from Mexico, 115;

the "Lone Star State," 116; seeks admission to the Union, 116; Calhoun eager to annex, 116; boundary of, in dispute, 117; Secessionism in, 171

Thirteenth Amendment, Slavery abolished by, 203

Thomas, General, a Virginian Unionist, 97; associated with Sherman in the West, 97

"Tippercanoe," nickname of Harrison, 113

Tobacco industry in American colonies, 11

Townshend, Charles, proposes taxation of Colonies, 17

_Trent_, the, Mason and Slidell take passage on, 182; stopped by Captain Wilkes, 182; anger in England over, 183

Trusts, unpopularity of, 234; Roosevelt attacks, 235

Tyler, Whig candidate for Vice-Presidency, 113; succeeds Harrison as President, 114; differences with Whig leaders, 114-115; appoints Calhoun Secretary of State, 115; Democrats refuse to accept as candidate, 119

"Uncle Tom's Cabin," 136

Union, urgent need for, 41-42; difficulties of, 43; achieved, 51; Western feeling for, 72; Jackson's devotion to the, 100; Clay called upon to save the, 125; Abolitionists hostile to the, 133, 136; South Carolina's view of the, 157; Lincoln declares perpetual, 168; calls for soldiers to defend the, 174

United States, Constitution framed for, _42 et seq._; neutrality of, 59; enthusiasm for France in, 60; Louisiana purchased by, 68; war with Great Britain, 79; Great Britain makes peace with, 83; feeling of victory in, 84; Florida acquired by, 87; European intervention in America declared unfriendly to, 88; Monroe Doctrine essential to, 88-89; Jackson's importance for, 108; claims of, to Oregon, 117; Texas desires to join, 118; dispute between Mexico and, 120; successful in war against Mexico, 122; California, etc., acquired by, 122; secessions from, 158, 161, 176; anger in Great Britain with, 183; protests of, in _Alabama_ case, 192; compensation paid to, 192; Napoleon III. avoids conflict with, 214; immigration problems in, 230-231; labour movement in, 233-234; attitude of, towards European War, 237-238; declares war, 239; contrast between Prussia and, 239

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