By Kristen Woronoff
Provides the inaugural address(es) of every of the presidents, from George Washington via George W. Bush, in addition to short biographical info and old occasions of be aware in the course of their term(s) of place of work.
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The Erie Canal, which connected the Great Lakes with the Hudson Rover, was built during Monroe’s terms in office and began the “Canal Boom” in the United States. 4. “With the Indian tribes . . ” Monroe was the first president to use the term “Indian” in an inaugural speech. On Monroe’s Second Inauguration Day By the beginning of Monroe’s second term, the problem of sectionalism was growing as the country itself expanded. The Missouri Compromise, prohibiting slavery north of Missouri’s southern border, had been passed in 1820.
The reason of this difference is obvious. If fortifications are judiciously placed on our great inlets, as distant from our cities as circumstances will permit, they will form the only points of attack, and the enemy will be detained there by a small regular force a sufficient time to enable our militia to collect and repair to that on which the attack is made. A force adequate to the enemy, collected at that single point, with suitable preparation for such others as might be menaced, is all that would be requisite.
Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. Let us, then, look to the great cause, and endeavor to preserve it in full force. Let us by all wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties. Dangers from abroad are not less deserving of attention. Experiencing the fortune of other nations, the United States may be again involved in war, and it may in that event be the object of the adverse party to over- set our Government, to break our Union, and demolish us as a nation.
American Inaugurals: The Speeches, the Presidents and Their Times by Kristen Woronoff