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to cast a shadow upon another. No expense has been spared by the publishers to make the work complete and perfect in every form. The number, quality and character of the illustrations give to that department an excellence that cannot be challenged. The result of the long labor and great expense which have attended the preparation of the book, is a gratification to the editor and publishers, who cannot but feel that the public, for whose good the work has been issued, will join with them in the belief that it has a mission in the world that no other has been able to accomplish.

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CONTENTS.

ADMINISTRATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON.

ADMINISTRATION OF JAMES MONROE.

ADMINISTRATION OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

ADMINISTRATION OF ANDREW JACKSON.

Birth, Education and Early Political Service ...

579
To the Battle of New Orleans.........

590
Jackson in Florida-His Presidential Campaign and Election.

601
His First Administration-A Marked Epoch in American Politics-Foreign Com-

mercial Relations-Internal Improvements—Nullification–The Tariff................ 617
The Second Administration—The Great United States Bank Controversy—The

Removal of the Deposits-Diplomatic Relations with France-The Increaseil
Agitation of the Slavery Question-Jackson's Death.......

633

ADMINISTRATION OF MARTIN VAN BUREN.

The End of the Formative Period of our Government-Martin Van Buren and his

Early Preparation for his Life Work—The Hopeful Leader of a Democratic
Minority......

643
Appointed Surrogate-Elected to the State Senate- Attorney-General of New York

-A Member of the Albany Regency-Elected to the United States Senate-Gov-
ernor of New York........

647
Appointed Minister to England-Nominated and Elected Vice-President-Nomi-

nated and Elected President- The Financial Panic of 1837–Defeated for Re-
ëlection—The Candidate of the Free-Soil Democrats-Latter Days and Death... 650

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