People from Calvert County, Maryland: Tom Clancy, Roger B. Taney, Louisa Adams, James Wilkinson, Thomas Johnson, Henry Gantt, Joseph Kent Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155830964

Published: September 15th 2010

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People from Calvert County, Maryland: Tom Clancy, Roger B. Taney, Louisa Adams, James Wilkinson, Thomas Johnson, Henry Gantt, Joseph Kent  by  Books LLC

People from Calvert County, Maryland: Tom Clancy, Roger B. Taney, Louisa Adams, James Wilkinson, Thomas Johnson, Henry Gantt, Joseph Kent by Books LLC
September 15th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 110 pages | ISBN: 9781155830964 | 7.71 Mb

Chapters: Tom Clancy, Roger B. Taney, Louisa Adams, James Wilkinson, Thomas Johnson, Henry Gantt, Joseph Kent, Judy Woodruff, Arthur Storer, Thomas Bond, Al Hunt, Robert Ulanowicz, Louis L. Goldstein, Margaret Taylor, Bernie Fowler, Cupid Childs,MoreChapters: Tom Clancy, Roger B. Taney, Louisa Adams, James Wilkinson, Thomas Johnson, Henry Gantt, Joseph Kent, Judy Woodruff, Arthur Storer, Thomas Bond, Al Hunt, Robert Ulanowicz, Louis L. Goldstein, Margaret Taylor, Bernie Fowler, Cupid Childs, Robert L. Swann, Thomas H.

Blake, Michael Willis, Augustus Rhodes Sollers, Doug Hill, Rondell Jones. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 109. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: Roger Brooke Taney (pronounced- March 17, 1777 October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864, and was the first Roman Catholic to hold that office or indeed sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also the eleventh United States Attorney General. He is most remembered for delivering the majority opinion in Dred Scott v.

Sandford (1857), that ruled, among other things, that African Americans, being considered of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the white race at the time the Constitution was drafted, could not be considered citizens of the United States. Described by his and President Andrew Jacksons critics as .

. . stooped, sallow, ugly . . . supple, cringing tool of Jacksonian power, Taney was a believer in states rights but also the Union- a slaveholder who regretted the institution and manumitted his slaves. From Frederick, Maryland, he had practiced law and politics simultaneously and succeeded in both. After abandoning Federalism as a losing cause, he rose to the top of the states Jacksonian machine. As U.S. Attorney General (18311833) and then Secretary of the Treasury (18331834), he became one of Andrew Jacksons closest advisers.

. . . He brought to the Chief Justiceship a high intelligence and legal acumen, kindness and humility, patriotism...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=105819



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