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1. John Tyler: Tenth President 1841-1845
2. John Tyler, the Accidental President
3. John Tyler The State of the Union
4. Tyler : Character in Time : The
5. John Tyler Facts about the Presidents:
6. James D. Richardson- A Compilation
7. Presidents from Adams through
8. State of the Union Address (1st
9. Washington and His Generals (Vol.
10. The American's Own Book
11. The federal government: its officers

1. John Tyler: Tenth President 1841-1845 (Getting to Know the Us Presidents)
by Mike Venezia
Paperback: 32 Pages (2005-09)
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Asin: 0516274848
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2. John Tyler, the Accidental President
by Edward P. Crapol
Kindle Edition: 344 Pages (2006-10-09)
list price: US$37.50
Asin: B001KBYA5E
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." Yet he proved to be a bold leader who used the malleable executive system to his advantage. In this biography of the tenth President of the United States, Edward P. Crapol challenges previous depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

In pursuit of his agenda, Tyler exploited executive prerogatives and manipulated constitutional requirements in ways that violated his professed allegiance to a strict interpretation of the Constitution. He set precedents that his successors in the White House invoked to create an American empire and expand presidential power.

Crapol also highlights Tyler's enduring faith in America's national destiny and his belief that boundless territorial expansion would preserve the Union as a slaveholding republic. When Tyler, a Virginian, opted for secession and the Confederacy in 1861, he was stigmatized as America's "traitor" president for having betrayed the republic he once led. As Crapol demonstrates, Tyler's story anticipates the modern imperial presidency in all its power and grandeur, as well as its darker side. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Ho Hun
Much of this book is about other people.You can read for pages without encountering the name Tyler.I realize he wasn't much of a president but he did hold the office for over 1,000 days.Almost no pics/drawings or artwork compared to other bio's.

4-0 out of 5 stars John Tyler Accidental President
relatively new work on Tyler but very well written. great tale about a man who didn't really know what to do but did what he felt was right. a look into how Tyler became a President without a party. 1st vice president to ascend to presidency through the death of a sitting president. It wasn't easy for him.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very nuanced, even-handed treatment of our tenth president
I highly recommend this book as a very well-written and thoughtful narrative of Tyler's presidency, his political thought, and of the political conflicts of his time.

While not acting as an apologist for Tyler, the author nonetheless portrays "His Accidency" as a visionary leader and forceful chief executive who successfully balanced a range of diplomatic challenges in his brief, not quite four year term, concluding with the annexation of Texas in the final days of his presidency. In Crapol's hands, Tyler also comes across as a skillful political artisan, carefully nurturing the diplomatic skills of the secretary of state he interited from Harrison--Daniel Webster--until the president began his push for the annexation of Texas, which Webster opposed.

Tyler also faced domestic opposition from his erstwhile Whig allies, led by Henry Clay of Kentucky. Unfortunately, the author does not choose to play up or accent this relationship, and Tyler's veto of Clay's bank bill, and Tyler's eventual abandonment of, and by, the Whig Party that elected him is given somewhat short thrift here. Crapol does, however, provide considerable discussion and analysis of Tyler's foreign policy initiatives in China, the South Pacific, and in handling a conflict with England over the Canada-Maine border.

Crapol also devotes a good deal of time, I think appropriately, to Tyler's belief in the country's Exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny and how the South's "peculiar institution" of slavery fit into that vision of national greatness and continental expansion. Like other Southern defenders of slavery, Tyler apparently believed that the conflicts over slavery would be reduced if it was allowed to be diffused throughout the territories and if the country was able to likewise expand across the continent and beyond. There are some unanswered questions here, however. I was left wondering if Tyler--and those of like minds whom Crapol also discusses--believed in "diffusion" for purposes of political expediency or as a means of reducing the potential for racial conflict and slave insurrections that were always a potential and sometimes realized risk to the South from its peculiar institution. Perhaps both motives drove Tyler's view of slavery and American destiny.

In any event, at the end of his life, Tyler appeared to believe so heartily in the role of slavery in the support of empire that he sided with his native south and voted in Virginia's secession convention to withdraw from the union which he once led because of it.

One considerable gap in this book is the minimal attention given to Tyler's family life, which in the case of the tenth president was quite unique, as he fathered some 15 children. It would have made for a stronger connection between reader and subject if more attention has been paid to this unique aspect of Tyler's life. On the plus side, the author's minimization of Tyler's family life and earlier experiences allowed for a more detailed discussion of his presidency within the book's length parameters(Crapol is also the author of another book on the presidency and foreign policy, so it would seem this is the author's main interest).

In sum, I highly recommend this book for its careful analysis of the presidency, American slavery and continental expansion.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ho hum.
Bland, soft and somewhat apologetic, this book does little to elucidate a rather unknown and denigrated U.S. president. Although Crapol strains to paint Tyler as a determined expansionist of high principles, the Tyler legacy is hardly burnished by his Southern sympathies, his post-pesidency treasonous bent and the negative contribution to pre-war stability of the nation.Very little new ground is covered here, and with vague conviction on behalf of the author, I reflected that I gained no certain grasp of the man or his true bearing on history. Notation of research was poor, so it may well be that there is little reference material to work with, perhaps that Tyler himself was little to work with.

4-0 out of 5 stars John Tyler, the Accidental President
I am currently reading the biographies of all the American presidents in order.The quality of the books available for this project varies a great deal.This biography, of our usually ignored tenth president, is well-written, very informative, a good read. ... Read more

3. John Tyler The State of the Union Address (Presidents)
by John Tyler
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-07-18)
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Asin: B002I618BY
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State of the Union Address by John Tyler

Here it is, the State of the Union Address. Every president makes them.

Kids need a quick and easy school report, trying reading these in class.

Need a quote to spruce up any report or presentation then this is for you.

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4. Tyler : Character in Time : The US Presidents
by Lorraine Ash
Paperback: 31 Pages (1998-06-02)
list price: US$5.95
Isbn: 1929403062
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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As the first Vice President to assume the Presidency as aresult of the death of a President, John Tyler was beset by troublesfrom the very beginning, yet he persevered. He was devoted to the goalof expanding the Union even to California. He chose the annexation ofTexas as not only symbolic of the inevitable expansion, but as a causecélèbre. The battle over Texas involves the intensifying slaveryissue. Tyler's opposition is personified by John Quincy Adams, theRepresentative from Massachusetts, a man necessary for Congressionalapproval. The audience/reader also meets Julia Gardiner, Tyler’syoung wife-to-be as well as an older Dolley Madison. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars John Tyler visited
Lorriane Ash's play "Tyler" resurects an obscure hero from a little-discussed era from American History.Ash deftly evokes the uncertain climate by staging this glimpse into our nation's history on a bobbing Navy ship on the Potomac.This framework brings us, with some foreboding, a demonstration of the latest artillery in 1844: a canon the Navy has christened "Peacemaker" dubbed "Noisemaker" by the distressed young heroine, Julia Gardiner, the future first-lady.The play also includes an aged Dolley Madison and the crusty Whig, John Quincy Adams.It is a play replete with romance, humor, and quiet symbolism--a sweet history lesson.I was entertained, painlessly informed and imbued with greater insight. ... Read more

5. John Tyler Facts about the Presidents:
by Joseph Nathan / Podell, Janet Kane
Kindle Edition: 720 Pages (2009-03-01)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B0029LJ3SS
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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John Tyler chapter from the book-Facts about the Presidents, featuring data on the president-s background, life, and administration. Here you will find comprehensive,-uniformly arranged data on birth, family, education, nomination and election, congressional sessions, cabinet and Supreme Court appointments, vice president, first lady, and more--highlighting both the personal and political. Bibliographies guide readers to additional information on the president. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Facts about the Presidents
I know this product well of old. I have previous editions. I enjoyed the current edition. I am a history lover so this well within my experience

5-0 out of 5 stars Now in a fully updated eighth edition
Now in a fully updated eighth edition, "Facts About The Presidents From George Washington To Barack Obama" is an essential, core addition to every school and community library. Divided into two distinct parts, "Facts About The Presidents" offers biographical data on all 44 of America's presidents, as well as comparative data with respects to presidential chronology, family history, personal background, education and career, residence, physical characteristics, death and burial, commemoratives, and general statistics. Of special note is the section devoted to presidential elections, conventions, candidates, election returns, the vice-presidents, and more. "Facts About The Presidents" is an 816-page compendium of superbly researched, organized and presented information covering everything from presidential vetos to presidential salaries, making it an invaluable reference for students as well as an engaging browse for non-specialist general readers with an interest in those who have held the office and responsibility of presiding over the nation from its founding to the present day.
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6. James D. Richardson- A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. Tyler Section 2 (of 3) of Volume 4. John Tyler
by James D. Richardson
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-07-05)
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Asin: B002G9TDCY
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An Excerpt from the book-

FELLOW-CITIZENS: Before my arrival at the seat of Government the painful
communication was made to you by the officers presiding over the several
Departments of the deeply regretted death of William Henry Harrison,
late President of the United States. Upon him you had conferred your
suffrages for the first office in your gift, and had selected him as
your chosen instrument to correct and reform all such errors and abuses
as had manifested themselves from time to time in the practical
operation of the Government. While standing at the threshold of this
great work he has by the dispensation of an all-wise Providence been
removed from amongst us, and by the provisions of the Constitution the
efforts to be directed to the accomplishing of this vitally important
task have devolved upon myself. This same occurrence has subjected the
wisdom and sufficiency of our institutions to a new test. For the first
time in our history the person elected to the Vice-Presidency of the
United States, by the happening of a contingency provided for in the
Constitution, has had devolved upon him the Presidential office.
The spirit of faction, which is directly opposed to the spirit of
a lofty patriotism, may find in this occasion for assaults upon my
Administration; and in succeeding, under circumstances so sudden
and unexpected and to responsibilities so greatly augmented, to the
administration of public affairs I shall place in the intelligence and
patriotism of the people my only sure reliance. My earnest prayer shall
be constantly addressed to the all-wise and all-powerful Being who
made me, and by whose dispensation I am called to the high office
of President of this Confederacy, understandingly to carry out the
principles of that Constitution which I have sworn "to protect,
preserve, and defend."
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7. Presidents from Adams through Polk, 1825-1849: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents
by David A. Smith
Kindle Edition: 160 Pages (2005-06-30)
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Asin: B000WDQH16
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It was the Era of Good Feelings, but all was not well with the young Republic. From 1825 to 1849, presidents John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and James K. Polk grappled with the legacy of the Monroe Doctrine, Indian removal, territorial expansion, the National Bank, tariffs, economic depressions, War with Mexico, near war with Great Britain, and the place of slavery in the growing nation.

As one would expect from confident citizens of the burgeoning young country, conflicting arguments swirled around the hot-button issues of the day. This rich resource of primary documents enables students to read these arguments first hand, and feel the passions and study the logic driving their often forceful positions.

All of the primary documents are annotated and placed into historical context. A thorough index concludes the work.

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8. State of the Union Address (1st President George Washington to 22nd President Grover Cleveland) (Kindle Preferred Active TOC)
by Presidents of the United States of America
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-01)
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Asin: B002TSAOO8
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1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James K. Polk
12. Zachary Taylor
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. Andrew Johnson
18. Ulysses S. Grant
19. Rutherford B. Hayes
20. James Garfield
21. Chester A. Arthur
22. Grover Cleveland
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9. Washington and His Generals (Vol. 1) [1847]
by Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897)
 Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-12-31)
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Asin: B0032JSCDI
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Brief biographies of George Washington and the Major Generals who served in the American war for independence.--Israel Putnam, Richard Montgomery, Benedict Arnold, John Stark, Philip Schuyler, Horatio Gates, Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben, Anthony Wayne, Thomas Conway, Thomas Mifflin, Artemas Ward and William Heath.--348 pages. ... Read more

10. The American's Own Book
 Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-04-12)
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Asin: B003H05MMQ
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This historic volume was published in 1855.


- The Declaration of Independence
- The lives of the signers
- The Constitution of the United States
- The Inaugural Addresses and First Annual Messages of all the
Presidents, from Washington to Pierce
- The Farewell Addresses of George Washington and Andrew
- Sketches of the Lives of the Presidents - Washington to Pierce


J. Q. Adams's Inaugural Address
J. Q. Adams's First Annual Message
Jackson's Inaugural Address
Jackson's First Annual Message
Jackson's Farewell Address
Van Buren's Inaugural Address
Van Buren's First Annual Message
Harrison's Inaugural Address
Tyler's Address to the People of the United States
Tyler's First Annual Message
Polk's Inaugural Address
Polk's Mexican War Message
Taylor's Inaugural Address
Taylor's First Annual Message
President Fillmore's Message
Fillmore's First Annual Message
Pierce's Inaugural Address

Sketches of the Lives of the Presidents from Washington to Pierce:

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James Knox Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce

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11. The federal government: its officers and their duties
by Ransom Hooker Gillet
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-08-14)
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Asin: B002LLN3AU
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


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