John Tyler, the Accidental President

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The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead, he argues, Tyler manipulated the Constitution to increase the executive power of the presidency. Crapol also highlights Tyler's faith in America's national destiny and his ...

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John Tyler, the Accidental President
2012, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807872239

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John Tyler, the Accidental President
2006, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807830413

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