Dig beneath the famous stories and explore the official documents and writings of America’s presidents from George Washington and his first inaugural address to Theodore Roosevelt and the close of the 57th Congress. With more than 7,000 pages of primary sources, this compilation takes you on a complete tour of American political history up to 1902. Including personal messages, notes to congress, diplomatic transmissions, proclamations, executive orders, annual messages, and more, this collection provides fascinating insights into historical American political figures. Edited by noted historian James Richardson, this collection presents students of United States history with the unique ability to sort thousands of presidential communications spanning nearly 130 years and 26 presidents, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant.
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James D. Richardson was a democratic congressman from Tennessee’s fifth congressional district. He fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He became one of the earliest house minority leaders, holding that position during the 56th and 57th Congresses, from 1899 to 1903. In 1894, he was commissioned by Congress to compile The Messages and Papers of the Presidents.