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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI

PART I.

EARLY PARTIES, '1789 TO 1828

Rise of the parties......

Federalists and Democratic-Republicans...........

The first Presidential Electors......

1789: George Washington elected President....

John Adams elected Vice-President...........

1792: Washington and Adams reëlected.

1796: John Adams elected President......

Thomas Jefferson elected Vice-President..........

1798-99: Kentucky and Virginia resolutions..

Comment on the resolutions.......

1800: The Electoral tie.............

Jefferson President, Aaron Burr Vice-President.

Burr's decline in favor......

Jefferson supreme....

The Congressional caucus.

1804: Jefferson reëlected.......

George Clinton elected Vice-President............

1808: James Madison elected President..

George Clinton reëlected Vice-President...

1812: The DeWitt Clinton movement...

The Clintonian platform.......

Madison reëlected; Elbridge Gerry Vice-President........

1814-15: The Hartford convention........

Comment on its transactions.........

1816: James Monroe elected President..............

Daniel D. Tompkins elected Vice-President.

1820: Monroe and Tompkins reëlected..

1824: A quadrilateral contest.......

End of the caucus.......

John Quincy Adams elected President...

John C. Calhoun elected Vice-President...

1828: Andrew Jackson against Adams.......

Democratic party; National Republican party.

Jackson elected President; Calhoun reëlected Vice-President..........

The rival parties and their leaders.........

Formulation of definite issues....

Triumphant Democracy....

To the victors belong the spoils.

The Missouri Compromise, 1820.

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Liberty party: Birney and Earle...

Whig party: Harrison and Tyler...........

Democratic party: Van Buren renominated...

The first Democratic platform...

Comment on the platform.......

William Henry Harrison elected President........

John Tyler elected Vice-President..........

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Liberty-Abolitionist party: Birney and Morris...........

Platform of the Abolitionists........

Whig party: Clay and Frelinghuysen........

Platform of the Whigs..

Democratic party: Polk and Dallas......

Platform of the Democrats...........

Comment on the Texas and Oregon questions.......

The slavery disputation reopened.....

Equivocal position of the Whigs in the campaign............

James K. Polk elected President.........

George M. Dallas elected Vice-President......

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