The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

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Index
abolitionism: and anti-Nebraska coalitions, 861; and blurring of party lines, 912; and Fillmore, 358; and Free Soilers, 342; and Fugitive Slave Act, 605; and future of Whig party, 211, 822; Harrison's views about, 110, 111; and Kansas-Nebraska Act, 816; post office bans literature about, 44; and slavery in D.C., 43, 44, 61, 155, 182-83, 358; and Texas annexation, 178-79, 180-81, 200; and third parties, 773; Van Buren's views about, 44; and Webster's 7th of March speech, 488. See also abolitionismand election; Free Soilers; Liberty party; specific person
abolitionism -- and election: of 1836,43, 44, 55; of 1840,95-96, 97, 99-101, 110, 111, 156; of 1844, 156, 178-83, 185-86, 189, 195-96, 200; of 1848, 267, 313, 331, 342, 358; of 1849,443; of 1852,699; of 1854,833, 861, 871-82, 896, 903; of 1855,900
Abominations Act ( 1828), 8, 20, 43
ad valorem duties, 128, 148, 184, 234, 246, 446, 448, 619-20, 687, 718, 775-76
Adams, Charles Francis: and demise of Whig party, 983; and elections, 282, 333, 339, 381, 452, 890; and Free Soilers, 339; on Republican party, 890; and slavery, 333, 339, 381; and Texas, 227; as Young Whig, 226
Adams, John Quincy, 26, 31, 149; censure of, 156; and "Corrupt Bargain," 7; death of, 341; and demise of Whig party, 983; and elections, 5-7, 9-10, 45-46, 107, 341; and Missouri Compromise, 5; as secretary of state, 4; and slavery, 44, 156, 168-69, 341
Adams [John Quincy] Select Committee (U.S. House), 149
Address to the People (New York Whigs, 1836), 45
agriculture/farmers, 4-5, 13, 25, 63, 83, 139, 241, 246, 447, 686, 690
Alabama: Calhounites in, 71, 73; Democrats in, 71, 73, 733, 800-801; and future of Whig party, 774; internal improvements in, 136; Know Nothings in, 855-56, 933-34; National Republicans in, 17, 43; national versus state issues in, 55; patronage in, 422-23, 678; political realignments in, 71, 73, 607- 8
reapportionment in, 159, 163; relationship between voting behavior and policies in, 80; and rise of Whig party, 35; secession threat in, 601-2, 607; and Southern Rights, 268; state rights in, 20, 43, 55, 73; and Texas annexation, 180-81, 200, 219; Union party in, 607, 613, 616, 620-22, 633, 636, 676-78, 681, 707, 774, 821, 955, 958; and Webster's presidential ambitions, 675, 677-78; Whig strength in, 32, 116, 213, 215, 609; and Wilmot Proviso, 268. See also Alabama -- election in; specific person
Alabama -- election in: of 1824,6; of 1832,12, 17, 46; of 1835,36, 43; of 1836,42-43, 46, 50, 55; of 1838- 39,73, 98, 101; of 1840,73, 101, 108, 112, 196, 198; of 1841-43,139, 148, 151, 159, 200; of 1844, 180-81, 196, 198, 200, 215, 368, 370; of 1845-47, 215, 219, 224, 440; of 1848,268, 290, 298, 323, 325, 329, 351, 355, 359, 368, 370-71; of 1849,440; of 1851,616, 622, 633; of 1852, 636, 676-78, 680- 81, 683, 697, 703, 707, 733, 756, 758, 760, 958; of 1853,796, 799; of 1855, 933-34
Alabama Letters ( Clay, 1844), 180-83, 186, 192-93, 196, 205, 275, 278
Albany Platform, 654-56
Albany Regency machine, 31, 38, 77, 430, 433-34, 905
Alexander, Thomas B., 372
Allen, Charles B., 226, 227, 321, 326, 327-28, 380, 582, 583
Allen, Levi, 432, 467, 514-17, 545-46, 549, 550, 584, 600
Allen, Orlando, 652
Allen, Philip, 638, 778
Allen, William, 398, 400, 401, 569
Allison, John S., 309-10, 361

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