Download PDF by Kristen Woronoff: American Inaugurals: The Speeches, the Presidents and Their

By Kristen Woronoff

ISBN-10: 1567115845

ISBN-13: 9781567115840

Offers the inaugural address(es) of every of the presidents, from George Washington via George W. Bush, in addition to short biographical details and old occasions of notice in the course of their term(s) of place of work.

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We have therefore liberally furnished them with the implements of husbandry and household use; we have placed among them instructors in the arts of first necessity, and they are covered with the aegis of the law against aggressors from among ourselves. But the endeavors to enlighten them on the fate which awaits their present course of life, to induce them to exercise their reason, follow its dictates, and change their pursuits with the change of circumstances have powerful obstacles to encounter; they are combated by the habits of their bodies, prejudices of their minds, ignorance, pride, and the influence of interested and crafty individuals among them who feel themselves something in the present order of things and fear to become nothing in any other.

Under the various circumstances which give peculiar solemnity to the existing period, I feel that both the honor and the responsibility allotted to me are inexpressibly enhanced. 1 The pressure of these, too, is the more severely felt because they have fallen upon us at a moment when the national prosperity being at a height not before attained, the contrast resulting from the change has been rendered the more striking. Under the benign influence of our republican institutions, and the maintenance of peace with all nations whilst so many of them were engaged in bloody and wasteful wars, the fruits of a just policy were enjoyed in an unrivaled growth of our faculties and resources.

32 AMERICAN INAUGURALS The Battle of Lake Erie was fought during the War of 1812. Northern merchants and Southern planters. Madison repealed the embargo and replaced it with laws that forbid trade with Britain and France only. Madison was married to Dolley Payne Todd. The Madisons never had children. President Madison retired to Montpelier, his estate, and died on June 28, 1836. WHEN MADISON WAS IN Elbridge Gerry OFFICE 1811 Work began on the National Road, which ran between Maryland and Illinois and was a main route for settlers moving west.

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