By H. W. Brands
In this, the 1st significant single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in many years, H.W. manufacturers reshapes our realizing of this attention-grabbing guy, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in.
An orphan at a tender age and with no formal schooling or the relatives lineage of the Founding Fathers, Jackson confirmed that the Presidency used to be now not the particular province of the rich and the well-born yet may possibly really be held via a guy of the folk. On an imposing, sweeping scale manufacturers re-creates Jackson’s upward thrust from his hardscrabble roots to his days as frontier legal professional, then directly to his heroic victory within the conflict of recent Orleans, and eventually to the White apartment. taking pictures Jackson’s oversized lifestyles and deep influence on American heritage, manufacturers additionally explores his debatable activities, from his unapologetic expansionism to the disgraceful path of Tears. it is a exciting portrait, in complete, of the president who outlined American democracy.
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In some residential areas they ignored the new streets and built elevated walkways from the front door to reach the street. The Chicago River became the city’s giant sewer. Various proposals were made to deal with the increasingly polluted river. The winning proposal was Chesbrough’s deep-cut plan. He would reverse the flow of the river by deepening the Illinois and Michigan Canal and using gravity to make the river flow away from the lake. The huge public works project allowed Chicago’s polluters to continue using the river as a huge sink while the state government gave taxpayers a virtual free ride by issuing municipal bonds backed by a lien on traffic tolls on the canal.
39 The Germans as well as the Irish were victims of the potato blight, but the Germans also emigrated after 1848 as a result of the unsuccessful European revolutions that gave birth to Marxism. Political exiles flooded into Chicago’s “Deutschdom,” planting the radical seeds that would flower after 1871. In 1850, Germans made up about one-sixth of the city’s population. In that census they surpassed the Irish, and by the end of the century 470,000 Chicagoans (25 percent of the city’s population) had either been born in Germany or were 31 32 Chapter One born to a German immigrant.
Various proposals were made to deal with the increasingly polluted river. The winning proposal was Chesbrough’s deep-cut plan. He would reverse the flow of the river by deepening the Illinois and Michigan Canal and using gravity to make the river flow away from the lake. The huge public works project allowed Chicago’s polluters to continue using the river as a huge sink while the state government gave taxpayers a virtual free ride by issuing municipal bonds backed by a lien on traffic tolls on the canal.
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands