Post Tagged with: "John Quincy Adams"

John Quincy Adams

Promoting Internal Improvements: A “Sacred Duty”

By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 3, 2019—In his first Annual Message to Congress, delivered December 6, 1825, President John Quincy Adams was at his eloquent best. As a lifelong devotee of the American System, President Adams felt compelled to address the “general principle” embodied in the U.S. Constitution which he had […]

by December 3, 2019 Commentary, History
Professor Joanne Freeman, author of Fields of Blood

Putting Today’s Partisanship in Perspective

A Report on Joanne Freeman’s Talk on Her Book Fields of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War By Nancy Spannaus October 4, 2019—When she began researching her book Fields of Blood 17 years ago, Yale professor Joanne Freeman did not have a crystal ball to predict […]

by October 4, 2019 History, News
The Second National Bank of the United States

Yes, American Citizens Once Demanded a National Bank!

By Nancy Spannaus May 12, 2018—On April 23, 1834, a meeting of the “People of Mifflin County, Pa.” adopted the following resolution, which it sent on to the Congress of the United States: Resolved. . . . That the unwise and unlawful removal of the public deposits from the Bank […]

by May 12, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
Alexander Hamilton's statue in Central Park, New York City.

National Banking Built the U.S. Industrial Giant

By Nancy Spannaus April 5, 2018–National banking in the United States built us into an industrial giant. It derives specifically from Alexander Hamilton’s concept of the First Bank of the United States, a partially government-owned credit institution devised to unify and build the young nation. The fact that most Americans […]

by April 5, 2018 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
Second Bank of the United States, built on Hamilton's principles.

America’s Stunning Growth Under the Second National Bank

By Anton Chaitkin The following is an excerpt from a longer article, published in 2012, on the industrial progress of the United States which Andrew Jackson acted to destroy. It describes the collaboration between the Bank, state and local governments, the military, and President John Quincy Adams during his term […]

by April 5, 2018 History
Depiction of Congressional violence in 1798.

A Government Worth Fighting For

By Nancy Spannaus Feb. 2, 2018–It’s headline news these days that dozens of incumbent Congressmen are retiring for what they say are the rewards of “private life.” What are we to make of this rush to the exits? There is no question but that things are insane and dysfunctional in […]

by February 2, 2018 Commentary
This statue stands in Fairbanks, Alaska as a testimony to U.S.-Soviet collaboration in World War III. (Sputnik)

U.S.-Russian Collaboration: An American System Tradition

By Nancy Spannaus Nov. 30, 2017–Those attacking President Trump’s efforts to achieve cooperation with Russia are not only reckless liars, putting our country and the world in danger; they are abandoning the noblest traditions of United States statecraft. From our fight for independence, through to the assassination of President Kennedy, […]

by November 30, 2017 Commentary
How the Army Corps of Engineers Helped to Build the American Nation

How the Army Corps of Engineers Helped to Build the American Nation

By Pam Lowry “We must get up early, for we have a large territory; we have to cut down the forests, dig canals, and make railroads all over the country.” (A West Point cadet to a foreign visitor, 1854.)   All the military guests at the glittering banquet in the […]

by July 16, 2017 History