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Contents
 PREFACE xi
 ABBREVIATIONS AND SHORTENED TITLES xix
 
 Part One: Death of a System
 
INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE 3
CHAPTER 1: INTERCOURSE 9
 	I.	The Maysville Road 10
 	II.	Rivers and Harbors 13
 	III.	Ebb Tide 16
 	IV.	The Undelivered Veto 20
 	V.	Congress Insists (A Little) 23
 	VI.	Tonnage Duties 25
 	VII.	The Iron Horse 28
 	VIII.	The Golden Gate 31
 	IX.	The Telegraph 34
CHAPTER 2: THE PUBLIC LANDS 37
 	I.	The 1833 Distribution Bill 40
 	II.	The 1841 Distribution Law 43
 	III.	The Mad 46
 	IV.	The Learned 50
 	V.	The Footloose 53
CHAPTER 3: THE BANK WAR 58
 	I.	President Jackson?s Veto 59
 	II.	Removal of the Deposits 65
A. The Statute 65
B. The President?s Powers 67
C. Censure and Protest 71
D. Expungement 73
E. Ruminations 75
 	III.	State Banks and State Treasuries 79
 	IV.	And Tyler Too 83
CHAPTER 4: CUSTOMS 88
 	I.	The South Carolina Exposition 89
 	II.	The Hayne-Webster Debate 93
 	III.	The Nullification Ordinance 99
 	IV.	President Jackson?s Response 105
 	V.	The Compromise of 1833 111
 	VI.	Cadenza 117
Part Two: The Kitchen Sink
CHAPTER 5: ENUMERATED AND LIMITED POWERS 
123
 	I.	Admiralty and Commerce 123
 	II.	The Broken Bench 126
 	III.	The Smithsonian 136
 	IV.	Retrocession 142
 	V.	Prayers 143
 	VI.	Spoils 149
CHAPTER 6: PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT 157
 	I.	The Veto 157
A. The President?s Pocket 158
B. Tippecanoe 162
C. Mr. Tyler and the Bank 163
D. Mr. Clay?s Amendment 165
E. Mr. Tyler and the Tariff 168
F. Winding Down 171
 	II.	The Appointing Power 174
 	III.	The Sanctity of the Cabinet 176
 	IV.	His Accidency 177
 	V.	Casting Votes and Other Quiddities 181
CHAPTER 7: ALL ABOUT JUDGES 184
 	I.	The Impeachment of Judge Peck 185
 	II.	Another Who Got Away 189
 	III.	The Wheeling Bridge 192
 	IV.	The Court of Claims 194
 	V.	Good Behavior 203
 
CHAPTER 8: MORE MISCREANTS 206
 	I.	Sam Houston 206
 	II.	Miss Otis Regrets 208
 	III.	The Caning of Senator Sumner 212
 	IV.	The Sins of Orsamus Matteson 219
 	V.	Immunity 220
CHAPTER 9: JUDGING CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS 
229
 	I.	Threshold Questions 229
 	II.	Vacancies 233
A. Mississippi 233
B. Kentucky 237
C. Vermont 241
 	III.	The Three I?s 244
A. Illinois 244
B. Eligibility Encore 247
C. Indiana and Iowa 250
CHAPTER 10: OTHER ELECTION ISSUES 254
 	I.	Districts 254
A. Time, Place, and Manner 256
B. Co-Opting the States 260
C. Undoing the Deed 265
 	II.	The Speaker 268
 	III.	The Snowstorm of 1856 273
 CONCLUSION 278
 APPENDIX A. DRAMATIS PERSONAE 281
 APPENDIX B. PRINCIPAL OFFICERS, 1829?1861 303
 APPENDIX C. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED 
STATES 311
 INDEX 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Executive power -- United States -- History.
Legislative power -- United States -- History.
Constitutional law -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.