Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to existence a posh personality who has frequently been noticeable easily as a rough-hewn nation normal. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty matters with which he was once confronted: the nullification drawback, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence in the course of the nation over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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The irony of the situation was obvious. ” The paper hoped that the state legislature would soon approve a plan to empower Chicago to build a public system, one worthy of its ambitions, which were as limitless as the lake. ” This view enjoyed much influential support. In April 1850 a group of citizens, similar to those who had campaigned for a public water supply in Philadelphia and Boston, determined to do likewise in Chicago.  As in Philadelphia, if not in Boston, results followed rapidly.

Carefully landscaped rustic paths lead to the top, where the reservoir was located and which is now the site of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia. In the first full year of operation using the three waterwheels, the Fairmount works supplied 4,844 customers with 1,972,975 gallons of water daily and produced an income of $26,013. This was still well below the $69,269 in expenditures, but soon the expanding system was making money. By 1836 six wheels and pumps delivered an average of 4,178,317 gallons daily and earned $101,266, almost $30,000 above expenses.

The recurrence of yellow fever in 1799, which again scattered the local population, slowed the pace of the building, as did Roosevelt’s failure to stay on schedule. Latrobe’s budget estimates, as the canal company had charged, proved to be much too optimistic. To supplement the funds 18 Chapter Two the city had borrowed to pay for the works, it levied a very unpopular tax. This drew sharp complaints, some from proponents of the canal, that the Watering Committee had acted very foolishly in hiring Latrobe and choosing steam power.

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