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John Tyler the Accidental President$
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Edward P. Crapol

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807872239

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882726_crapol

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Pacific Visions

Pacific Visions

(p.129) 5 Pacific Visions
John Tyler the Accidental President

Edward P. Crapol

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses the self-appointed agents of the American Pacific community who sought political and diplomatic support from the federal government in Washington. Many of their number were well connected to politicians in Congress and the executive branch, especially with such leading figures as New Englanders John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Caleb Cushing, and the Virginians John Tyler and Abel P. Upshur. These national leaders proved receptive to the expansionist message and understood, as Navy Secretary Upshur declared, that Americans were “scattered all over the world” and wanted assurance “that their country has both the will and the power to protect them.”

Keywords:   self-appointed agents, American Pacific community, diplomatic support, federal government, Washington

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