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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 523 pages of information about The Promise of American Life.

  legislative and administrative, suggested for state governments, 329-330;
  appointment of an executive council or cabinet by the governor, 338.

  failure of American criminal and civil, 318;
  protection of inter-state corporations by Federal, 355-356;
  decisions of, on labor questions, 394.

Crevecoeur, Hector St. John de, quoted, 8-9.

Criminal justice,
  failure of American, 318;
  reform of, by states, 344-345.

  treatment of, by states, 345-346.

Critics and criticism in America, 450-451;
  broadening of the work of, 451-452.

Crazier, John B., quoted, 15-16.

  relations between United States and, 303, 308.

Cumberland Road, the, 67.


Debt, national,
  Hamilton’s belief in good effects of, 40-41.

  as represented by Republicans at close of Revolution, 28-29, 30-31;
  Federalists’ antagonism to, 32-33;
  misfortune of founding national government on distrust of, 33-34;
  misunderstanding of, as an ideal, in 1786, 34;
  Hamilton’s distrust of, 41;
  Jefferson the leader of, against Hamilton and his policies, 42-43;
  Jefferson’s view of, as extreme individualism, 43;
  real policy of Jeffersonian, as revealed upon triumph of his party,
  Jeffersonian, becomes reconciled with Federalism, 46-47;
  fifty-year sway of Jeffersonian tradition, 48;
  questionable results of triumph of Jeffersonian, 50-51;
  existence of a genuine American, proved by War of 1812, 54-55
    (see Democracy, Jacksonian);
  slavery as an institution of, 80 ff.;
  work of Abolitionists in the name of, 80-81;
  Abolitionists’ perverted conception of, 80-81, 86;
  Lincoln an example of the kind of human excellence to be fashioned by,
  Lincoln’s realization of his ideal of a, 94;
  the labor union and the tradition of, 126 ff.;
  the American, and the social problem, 138-140;
  the ordinary conception of, as a matter of popular government, 176-180;
  the true meaning of, 176 ff.;
  and discrimination, 185-193;
  the real definition of, 207 ff.;
  a superior form of political organization in so far as liberty and
      equality make for human brotherhood, 207-208;
  principles of nationality and, in England, 230 ff.;
  and nationality in France, 239 ff.;
  principles of, and of nationality in America, 267 ff.;
  and peace, 308 ff.

Democracy, Jacksonian (or Western), 52 ff.;
  suspected by Hamilton, appreciated by Jefferson, 52-53;
  disapproves Jefferson’s policy of peaceful warfare, 53;
  forces Madison into second war with England, 53-54;
  the first genuinely national body of Americans, 54-55;
  characteristics of, 55-56;

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