By P. Abbott
Unintended presidents, those that think place of work because of dying, assassination or resignation, fight to set up their legitimacy. This publication examines and evaluates the concepts of 9 unintended presidents, from John Tyler to Gerald Ford, to illustrate authority and their ability to manipulate.
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While he was not prepared to endorse the right of South Carolina to secede, he said that secession was a complex question appropriate for congressional debate. He complained that Jackson was responsible for obliterating this federal system in the minds of the public: Everything is “running into nationality . . ” The bill also gave far too much power to the president. “I have an instinctive abhorrence to confiding extravagant powers to one man,” he told the Senate and claimed that Jackson was carrying the nation down the road to monarchy.
The second veto message committed Tyler to the independent strategy. Before that decision, Tyler could still have moved toward a homage or caretaker strategy. Once Whigs came to the conclusion that Tyler would never pass any bank bill, Tyler’s other options, as undesirable as they might have been, were foreclosed. 11 Though bank legislation was a complex question understood by few of the electorate, for the Whigs it had enormous resonance. The bank signified their view of economic development. Led by a knowledgeable and responsible elite, America could rationally grow into an industrial society in which all would benefit.
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