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Week 6 notes

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Week 6 notes 10507

Bradley Notetaker
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These notes cover chapters 4 and 5
Tennessee History
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Date Created: 02/28/16
Chapter 4 Tennessee History Feb. 23­ 25 1812 War  Great Britain and US  Madison’s war message  TN responded enthusiastically but the state was not much effected by the war  Maritime war until the Indians got involved  Gov. Blount authorized Andrew Jackson Major General of the State militia  Assemble 2500 men   Legislature passed law authorizing more TN troops and expenditure  $300000  Repel the Creek Indians  Andrew Jackson forced to change in order to disband the troops and come back to TN  He was disappointed but on the travel back to Nashville is when he got the title “Old  Hickory” New Orleans Campaign  Jackson from Nashville to Natchez  Attack on Fort Mims in Alabama August 1813  Governor ordered Jackson and John Cocke (2500 troops each)  Jackson took the command  From Fayetteville to Alabama   Engaged the creeks at Tallushatchee and Talladega  Jackson short on supplies  Governor asked Jackson to leave Alabama campaign and come back to TN  Governor sent supplies and troops  On his way back he engaged the creeks  Horseshoe Band defeated Creeks  Returned home a war hero… but the war wasn’t over   Jackson commissioned Major General US Army and was again in battle  He occupied Mobile and Pensacola and the New Orleans  Victory over the British in Jan. 1815  The war was finally over Religious Stirring   Second Great Awakening 1790s  Outpouring of religious enthusiasm   Before this there was a declining church membership and indifference to religious  matters  1790s Revivalism in TN and KY  Presbyterian divine Rev. James McGready  Pastored 3 small congregations in Logan County, KY  Rev. James McGhee in Summer County, TN  Fire of religious enthusiasm spread to every part of the state  4 day sacramental meeting at Red River Church in 1800  Uncontrolled weeping and shouting  Similar pattern followed in Desha Creek  Sacramental service   5 day revival at Drake’s Creek  Adding to excitement was the presence of Methodist Clergymen  Bishop Francis Ashbury  Cane Ridge Creek in KY in 1801… the greatest religious enthusiasm   Hallmarks of the revivals Acrobatic Christianity  Falling   Jerking  Rolling  Running  Barking  Laughing  Presbyterian and Methodist cooperation fell apart  Presbyterian Elect and Predestination did not fit into revivals  Focus on educational qualification of clergy  Withdrew from frontlines  Revival vs anti revival factions  Anti­revivalists prevailed  Cumberland Presbytery  Chapter 5 Antebellum Politics, Economy, and Society Antebellum Era  40 year period before Civil War from 1820­60  Remarkable development  Population multiplied  Economic growth  Cast of frontier status   Gained national recognition   Mixed to mainstream 19  century America  Expansion and modernization   Intrastate sectionalism became more pronounced   East, Middle, West  Andrew Jackson President in 1828 fro 2 terms   Defeated John Quincy Adams and the 4 yrs later Henry Clay  State rose to national prominence   Golden Age of politics  Andrew Jackson call for new state constitutions  TN joined this movement and framed their own new const. in 1834  Prior to 1834 voters rejected twice in a statewide vote  Constitutional conventions in 1819 and 1831  3  time statewide plebiscite on the constitution  Legislature called elections to choose delegates for the convention  60 delegates (2/3 farmers and 1/3 lawyers)  14 weeks task frame form new constitution   Revision to taxation clause  Switch from equal taxation provision to all property shall be taxed according to its value  The convention removed property requirements for legislators and governor  Widened the franchise  Voting clause got caught up in racial issues  Disenfranchising free blacks  Included white in franchise clause  By doing this, the delegates narrowed suffrage rights  Emancipation debate  Convention voted that the state had no power to pass laws for the emancipation of slaves  Debate on the location of state capital   Nashville vs Murfreesboro  Decision wasn’t made till 1843  Statewide plebiscite  71% supported the new constitution   4 of the 64 counties opposed the new document  Davidson, Robertson, Smith, and Williamson  Stage was set for a new chapter in TN history  Political rebellion against Jackson in 1820s (anti Jackson faction)  Senator Hugh Lawson White  Lawson White was Jackson’s supporter but fairly indep.  Immense popularity 2  only to Jackson  Anti­Jackson Faction supported Lawson  John Bell and James Polk rivalry for the speaker of the Nation House of Rep  Bell won in 1834 with the help of anti­Jackson faction  Following year Polk won with the help of Jackson  In Dec 1834 TN congressional delegation met in Washington DC  Chose Hugh Lawson White as presidential candidate  This strengthened anti Jackson faction  This happened right before TN governor election  Newton Cannon and West Humphrey anti Jackson faction  Supported Lawson White  Jackson supporters were shaken   John William Carroll stepped in support of Jackson  Contest between Cannon vs Carroll for gov.  Newton Cannon won the elections  Presidential elections of 1836  Lawson White vs Van Buren  Anti­Jackson faction vs Jackson supporters  Van Buren won the election   White carried the state but did not win the presidential election  1837 TN governor’s elections   Newton Cannon vs Robert Armstrong  Cannon won  Carried all 3 sections of the state with 61%  of the total vote  1839 Cannon lost to James Polk


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