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Top 10 Politicians 1840-1865

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Caitlyn Szeto

on 9 November 2014

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Transcript of Top 10 Politicians 1840-1865

"The Great Compromiser"
"There is nothing stable but Heaven and the Constitution."
9. George M. Dallas
8. James Buchanan
7. Daniel Webster

Oregon Treaty
Exceptional Lawyer
Secretary of State for John Tyler & Millard Fillmore
Wanted to keep peace between the states to preserve unity
January 21, 1865
Vol XCIII, No. 311
10. John Tyler
"Young Hickory"
6. James K. Polk
Attended College of William and Mary
Virginia House of Delegates
US House of Representatives
Governor of Virginia
US House of Representatives
Speaker of the House
Governor of Tennessee in 1839
Set 4 goals for presidency
Supporter of manifest destiny
Top 10 Politicians

Ostend Manifesto
US Senator
Secretary of State for Polk
Lecompton Constitution

- James Buchanan
Webster Ashburton Treaty
Mexican - American War/Annexation of Texas
Compromise of 1850
Walker Tariff in 1846
Treaty of 1818
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
Expansion of US
4. Charles Sumner

"Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government."
- James K. Polk
5. John C. Calhoun
Attended Yale College
Studied law at the Tapping Reeve Law School.
Part of the “Great Triumvirate”
War Hawk leader
Vice President (1824)
Secretary of War (1817)
“South Carolina
Exposition and Protest”
"Voice of the South"
Compromise of 1850
Helped annex Texas
Graduated from Harvard
Worked to improve education
Free Soil party
Roberts v. Boston
“Crime Against Kansas”
Confiscation Acts of 1861 and 1862
“The True Grandeur of Nations”.
Attended College of New Jersey (Princeton)
Grand Master of Freemasons of PA (1835)
Vice President for James K. Polk
"Learn from your mistakes and build on your successes."
- John C. Calhoun
"The Great Compromiser"
3. Henry Clay
Wanted to create unity between
the North and South
Created Compromise of 1850
Kentucky Senator in 1806
US Attorney General
US House of Representatives
“Great Triumvirate” with Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.
Advocated a gradual
emancipation of slavery
Minister to Russia
Democratic candidate
for presidency
Wanted the US to remain unified
"The Little Giant"
2. Stephen Douglas
Freeport Doctrine
Passed Compromise of 1850
Studied law
Illinois House of Representatives
US House of Representatives
Favored manifest destiny
Democratic national leader
Favored popular sovereignty
Presidential Candidate of 1852
Kansas-Nebraska Act
1. Abraham Lincoln
President (1861-1865)
Led US through Civil War
Goal was to preserve Union and reconstruct the South after secession
Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg Address
Thirteenth Amendment
The Civil War
Annexed Texas
US Senator
10th President of the US
Caitlyn Szeto, Annie Weng, Beril Goncu
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