Politics and Statesmanship: Essays on the American Whig Party

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INDEX
Abolitionism: Webster's response to, 75 76; Seward's response to, 105; Clay's criticism of, 142-45; reflects egalitarianism of Jacksonian era, 142-43
Abolitionists, see Abolitionism
Adams, "Friends of": rhetoric of, 18-19; organization of, 19; in South, 155-56; see also Adams, John Quincy; Whig party in North
Adams, Henry: view of Whigs, 1
Adams, John Quincy: in election of 1824, 15; Inaugural Address of, 15; seeks "amalgamation" of parties, 15; support of economic consolidation, 15-16; view of national interest, 16; seeks "middle stage" of economic development, 16-17; arouses opposition, 17; charges of "corrupt bargain" with Clay, 17, 127; portrayal of by "Friends" in 1828, 18-19; supporters' image of constituency in 1828, 19; supporters deny "corrupt bargain" charge, 19, 127; implications of defeat in 1828, 20; Federalists' role in election of, 65-66; Seward models himself after, 102; sup porters of in South, 155-56; and ideal of consensual politics, 213; influences Seward's antislavery views, 257n33; see also Adams, "Friends of"; Clay, Henry; Election of 1824; Election of 1828 "Agrarian" Democrats: hostile to government promotion of economic development, 37, 234n26; southern Whigs critical of, 184
"Alabama letters" of Clay: summarized, 146; see also Clay, Henry; Texas, annexation of
Albany Regency: Van Buren head of, 33; Seward's early sympathy with, 96; southern Whigs condemn, 164; position in New York politics, 256n8; see also Van Buren, Martin
Amalgamation: Adams seeks, of Federal ists and Jeffersonian Republicans, 15; Adams' efforts to accomplish alienate professional politicians, 17
American Colonization Society: Clay joins and becomes president of, 138-39
American party, see Know-Nothing party
American System: platform of National Republican party, 20; Clay formulates, 123-26; elements of, 124-25; Clay changes arguments for, 125; see also Clay, Henry; National Republican party; Whig party in North
Anti-Catholicism: of Know-Nothing party, 228-29, 290n34
Antimasonic party: emergence of, 21; spread of, 21; hostile to elites and privilege, 21; hostile to Jackson and party discipline, 21-22; belief in legal equality, 22; and Christianity, 22; clashes with National Republicans, 22-23; attempt at fusion with National Republicans in 1832, 23; criticisms of Jackson administration in 1832, 23-25; coalition with National Republicans and disaffected Democrats after removal of deposits, 30-31, 240n47; base of support in Massachusetts, 237n23;

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