By Sherman Hollar

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Ch. 1 George Washington 12

Ch. 2 John Adams 20

Ch. three Thomas Jefferson 27

Ch. four John Jay 34

Ch. five James Madison 38

Ch. 6 Alexander Hamilton 44

Ch. 7 John Marshall 50

Ch. eight James Monroe 52

Ch. nine John Quincy Adams 58

Ch. 10 Andrew Jackson 63

Ch. eleven Tecumseh 69

Ch. 12 Sequoyah 72

Ch. thirteen William Clark 74

Ch. 14 Meriwether Lewis 77

Ch. 15 Sacagawea 80

Ch. sixteen Henry Clay 84

Ch. 17 Francis Scott Key 88

Ch. 18 John C. Calhoun 91

Ch. 19 Daniel Webster 95

Ch. 20 Washington Irving 99

Ch. 21 Zachary Taylor 103

Ch. 22 James Fenimore Cooper 107

Ch. 23 Stephen F. Austin 110

Ch. 24 Sam Houston 112

Ch. 25 William Cullen Bryant 116

Ch. 26 Nat Turner 119

Ch. 27 Osceola 122

Ch. 28 William Lloyd Garrison 124

Ch. 29 Sarah and Angelina Grimké 127

Ch. 30 Frederick Douglass 130

Conclusion 135

Glossary 137

For additional info 139

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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Robert M. T. Hunter of Virginia and James Guthrie of Kentucky had thrown their hats in the ring, but neither could corral much support. Both had established luxurious quarters and offered free drinks and free lunch to all comers. Hunter's friends dispensed free wine and free advice; Guthrie's used bonded whiskey and bland arguments. " Douglas certainly was the pivotal individual at the convention. 31 Vallandigham, of course, had known for several months that every one of the forty-six Ohio delegates was pledged to Stephen A.

The election returns of 1859 disappointed the Democrats. In Ohio the Republicans elected William Dennison, their gubernatorial candidate, won control over both houses of the state legislature, and carried forty-eight counties-five more than in 1857. Truly, it seemed that radicalism was in fashion. Dayton Republicans sponsored a noisy and spirited celebration, rubbing salt in Democratic wounds. "They [the Republicans] were very jubilant over their victory," one of Vallandigham's supporters wrote "and celebrated it .

The presiding officer, Caleb Cushing, threatened to vacate the chair. 36 To the uninitiated, it looked as if the Douglas delegates had walked off with a tactical victory. Sunday was no day of rest for the politicians assembled in Charleston. Most of the delegates went to church, undoubtedly asking God to enlighten their enemies and sanction their own convictions. South Carolina and Alabama delegates agreed to walk out of the convention if the next day's roll-call vote approved the pro-Douglas platform.

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