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Apostle of UnionA Political Biography of Edward Everett$
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Matthew Mason

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628608

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.001.0001

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The House

The House

Whig Nationalist

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(p.60) 3 The House
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Apostle of Union
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Matthew Mason

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0003

This chapter explores other key elements of Everett’s House career, centering on his commitment to American nationalism and to the National Republican and Whig Parties’ ethic of “Improvement.” A staunch supporter of improvements to American infrastructure known at the time as “internal improvements” or the “American System,” Everett vigorously opposed Jacksonian priorities such as Indian Removal. He joined with other nationalists of all parties to combat threats to American unity headlined by the nullification movement.

Keywords:   Indian Removal, Internal improvements, Nullification, Andrew Jackson / Jacksonian party, American Colonization Society

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