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John Tyler: The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845

John Tyler: The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845

(Book #10 in the American Presidents series)


Book Overview: John Tyler: The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845

The first accidental president, whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motion

When William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, just one month after his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency. It was a controversial move by this Southern gentleman, who had been placed on the fractious Whig ticket with the hero of Tippecanoe in order to sweep Andrew Jackson's Democrats, and their imperial tendencies, out of the White House.

Soon Tyler was beset by the Whigs' competing factions. He vetoed the charter for a new Bank of the United States, which he deemed unconstitutional, and was expelled from his own party. In foreign policy, as well, Tyler marched to his own drummer. He engaged secret agents to help resolve a border dispute with Britain and negotiated the annexation of Texas without the Senate's approval. The resulting sectional divisions roiled the country.

Gary May, a historian known for his dramatic accounts of secret government, sheds new light on Tyler's controversial presidency, which saw him set aside his dedication to the Constitution to gain his two great ambitions: Texas and a place in history.

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Gary May is a renowned American author, distinguished for his masterful storytelling and detailed research in historical non-fiction. His prolific writing career spans over three decades, showcasing an extensive collection of books and articles that delve deep into critical periods of American history. His insightful narratives serve as a conduit, connecting the past and present, and painting vivid pictures of historical moments that shaped the nation. A highlight in his career, May's award-winning book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy," is celebrated for its meticulous exploration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The piece challenged conventional perspectives, stimulating intellectual discourse on the intersections of politics, race, and law. Respected not just as an author, Gary May is also an educator, serving as a Professor of History at the University of Delaware. His profound influence extends beyond writing, molding future generations of thinkers and authors. Through his work, May encourages a deep appreciation, understanding, and reflection of history, consistently challenging readers and students to question the status quo.

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