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ADMINISTRATION OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON.
Harrison's Early Military Career-Çommissioned Captain-Secretary of the
Northwest Territory-Elected to Congress-Governor of the Territory of Indi-
eral-In the War of 1812-A Major-General-An Indian Commissioner-Again
Columbia-Defeated for the Presideneyin 1836- Again Nominated, and Elected
ADMINISTRATION OF JOHN TYLER.
Executive Council-Chosen to the United States Senate- A Supporter of State
the Bank-Nominated to the Vice-Presidency--Called Suddenly to the Presi-
of his Party-An Address by ihe Whigs-Signing a Tariff Bill-An Administra-
ADMINISTRATION OF JAMES K. POLK.
Entrance upon Public Life Through Election to the Legislature-To Congress-
Speaker of the House-Elected Governor of Tennessee-Elected and Inaugu-
ary—The Texan Difficulties to the Southwest-War with Mexico-The Wil-
ADMINISTRATION OF ZACHARY TAYLOR.
A Soldier from his Youth-In the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War-Fight-
ing the Indians in Florida—The Texan Difficulty Causes his Removal to the
The Victory of Palo Alto-Resaca de la Palma-Scott Sent to Mexico—Posses.
Great Event-The Return of Peace-Named for the Presidency-Definition of
ADMINISTRATION OF MILLARD FILLMORE.
Descent, and Borlood in the Wilderness-Early Struggles-Elected to the Legisla-
ture on the Anti-Masonic Ticket-Sent to Congress-Declarations upon the
feated-Elected Comptroller of the State-Foreshadowing Our National Bank
Accession to the Presidency on Taylor's Death-His Attitude in Relation to Slar.
ery-Signing the Compromise Veasures-Enforcing the Fugitive Slave Law-
ADMINISTRATION OF FRANKLIN PIERCE.
Evidences of Personal Bravery-Molino del Rey-Peace, and Return Home-Mem-
ber of New Hampshire Constitutional Convention-Nominated and Elected
Nominated for the Presidency-Contest with Fremont--Elected— The Walker Expe-
dition- The Question of Slavery Again-Signs of Trouble, and Foreshadow-
ings of War-Kansas the Battle-field-John Brown and Harper's Ferry............ 796
of 1860—A Disruption of the Democratic Party-The Election of Lincoln, and
withdraws from the l'nion- The Wild Unrest and Excitement of a Nation on
to Naught-Steps for the Open Declaration of a Confederacy-It is so Declared
ADMINISTRATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
The Lincolns in the Wilderness of Kentucky-Abraham's Youth and Early Priva-
tions-Ambition for an Education--Flatboating on the Mississippi-In the
mitted to the Bar-Elected to Congress-Takes a Position in Favor of Aboli-
Armed and Organized Rebellion Already in the Field-His Ehorts to Win the
Erring States to their Old Allegiance–The first Shot at Sumter— The North
“On to Richmond”—The Battle of Bull Run-McClellan- The Status of the Negro
- Contraband of War-Inaction-A Final Advance on Part of the Army-Fre-
A Draft Proposed–The National Finances—The National Banking Law- The
-Sherman's March to the Sea-The Clouds Lifting—The Fall of Richmond-
ADMINISTRATION OF ANDREW JOHNSON.
The Poverty and Struggles of Youth-The Tailor's Apprentice- Ambition in the
Face of Difficulties–An Advocate of the Common People-Mayor of Green ville
Slavery Question-A Firm Friend of the Union When the Secession Standard
Assassination of Lincoln-Reconstruction, and Contest with Congress—The
ADMINISTRATION OF ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Early Years-Appointed to West Point-Active Service in the War with Mexico-
Garrison Life in Detroit-Service on the Pacific Coast-Resignation-A Season
the Illinois Troops in Readiness for War-Appointed Colonel-A Brigadier-Gen-
Vicksburg-Its Fall, and the Opening of the Mississippi-Lookout Mountain
cation of the Final End-The Fall of Petersburgh and the Evacuation of Rich-
mond—Surrounding Lee-The Surrender at Appomattox-The Joy of the North 969
of War-Proposed for President-Nominated by the Republican Convention of
The Liberal Republican Movement-Renominated and Reëlected-Resumption
Chair-Tour Around the World-His Reception in England, France, Japan,
China and Other Foreign Lands—The Leisure Talk of Long Hours of Idleness.1011
Convention-Devotion of the Old Guard— The Tour of the Country-A Cloud
ADMINISTRATION OF RUTHERFORD B. HAYS.
nent of Slavery-Enlists in the Union Cause-A Major, The Battle of South
Mountain-A Colonei and Brigadier-General-Elected to Congress.......... ..1039
Ratified–His Services in that Position through Three Terms-An Advocate of
in Congress — The Electoral Commission and Its Difficult Work – Hayes
Money Advocate-Working for Civil Service Reform-Orders to the Office-
tion-At the Head of Hiram Institute-Sent to the Ohio Senate-Enlists at
Vallandigham-Reply to Mr. Long-His Study of Financial History-His
Lamar-Goes to Louisiana in 1876 at the Request of Grant-The Leader of
Nomination of Mr. Sherman—The Convention Nominates Garfield-Election
The Nomination of Mr. Robertson-Trouble in New York-Conkling and Platt
ADMINISTRATION OF CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
the Slave-Early Interest in Politics-Quartermaster-General of New York-A
dent-Position on Public Questions—Siding with Conkling-To Albany-News
dian Question-Veto of the Chinese Bill-A Trip to the South and West-Con-
District Attorney of Erie County, New York-Sheriff-Mayor of Buffalo-A
Methods and a Pure Administration,Vetoes-Nominated for President by
Declaration of Views upon Important Questions--Vetoes--Trips to the West
The White House......