By Benjamin L. Huggins

within the 1820s, younger congressman Willie Mangum imbibed the political philosophy of North Carolina’s senior senator Nathaniel Macon, the “prophet of natural republicanism.” From his election in 1824, Mangum used to be on the epicenter of nationwide and country executive. within the 1830s, he emerged as chief of an competition party—the Whigs—and grew to become an opponent of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party.
Mangum’s occupation deals perception into the ideology and politics of North Carolina’s Whigs. competition to government energy was once primary to the Whig platform yet in North Carolina the occasion was once a coalition that melded the outdated Republicans’ creed with the nationwide Republican fiscal schedule touted via Henry Clay, a mixture that enabled them to dominate. Mangum and the Carolina Whigs have obtained little recognition from students. This e-book lines their quick upward thrust to strength and their much more fast fall within the years ahead of the Civil War.

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