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Ill go with Vermont then.I wanted to experiment with abolitionist senator from Georgia/

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3 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1840

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We currently rank behind France (beginning to sink), Great Britain (rising), and Prussia (distant third) in industrial might, landing us in 4th place. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 24 warships. We unsure if we are no the largest army in the Western Hemisphere.

Foreign Affairs: France has dispensed with most of it's Western Hemisphere possessions, allowing independence. Florida and Cuba are Spanish territories. Mexico is free, and includes TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA. Quebec has been returned to Great Britain. We have sent diplomats to all the new and independent nations in hour hemisphere to gauge the military strength of these nations, and whether or not we can acquire more territory. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier.

Economy: The economy took a hit when the French empire overseas collapsed. Trade and stocks fells. Unemployment rose. However, in the last year, the economy has started to resurge, but speculation has increased worryingly high. The new National Bank is stabilizing our economy for now. 

Trade: The tariff is high and protective, but with some adjustments for the British and non-French powers. Trade with Europe is more or less balanced among the Great Powers, but only 10% goes to the French. 

Budget: Our budget is increasing because of major production, a very high tariff, and increased taxes. Our debt is expected to be paid off by 1855. 

Social Harmony: The country is dividing. The North is rapidly becoming pro-tariff, pro-modernization, pro-bank, pro-British, anti-slavery. The South is rapidly becoming anti-tariff, anti-modernization, anti-bank, anti-internationalism, and pro-slavery. 

Immigration: Immigrants from now Mexican Texas are flooding into our country, mostly former American citizens. 

Mood of the people: The people are happy with electoral reforms. The people in the cities fear another war; while the expansionists in the South and West are favoring one. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: The people have a mixed reaction to Gates. He is popular over election reform, but the economy has generally been subpar (outside his control, but the people never make that connection). People are split over a potential war as well. His popularity is strongest in the West, and lowest in the South, but taking a hit in part of the Mid-Atlantic and all of New England, where a fear of war is greatest. As with any two term president, there is some Gates fatigue. Overall, Gates has seemed to move beyond the traditional bounds of the Federalist Party. 

Party Power: As there are five political parties, there is no majority for any party. The parties more often align with coalitions, the Liberal Coalition and Conservative Coalition. Generally, the liberals are the Federalists and Tories, and the Republicans, American Progress, and Nullifiers are the Conservative Wing. However, the American Progress are usually the swing voters. Socially, however, Tories and Nullifiers are both conservative, except on the issue of slavery. 

Please quote this and fill out the following (after reading this State of the Union) if you have have a character to run for president. We need at least one Federalist and one American Progress Party. Republicans, Tories, and Nullifiers are optional. 

Name and title:

State:

Party:

Coalition (Liberal or Conservative): 

Platform (the major issue is Expansionism in the post-Napoleon Western hemisphere. Other issues are Slavery,  National Debt, The Bank, relations with Europe)

Create a VP candidate for another party (Title, Name, State, Party--no need for him to speak)

 

Name and title: Governor of Arkansas Earl L. Richardson

State: Arkansas

Party: Republican

Coalition (Liberal or Conservative): Conservative

Platform (the major issue is Expansionism in the post-Napoleon Western hemisphere. Other issues are Slavery,  National Debt, The Bank, relations with Europe)

Earl L. Richardson was born in 1790 in Savannah, Georgia and moved with his family to Tennessee at young age, where they built a farming and ranching business. His father served in the Revolutionary War and so he and his two brothers enlisted to the army shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1811. After the war he returned to Tennessee to preach to his local community, helped at the family farm, educated underprivileged children and slaves and advised the Republican Tennessee Government primarily on Veterans and Agricultural affairs. He moved to the Arkansas Territory during the Henry presidency and advised the Territorial Government on the same issues, which concerned Richardson's life. He is also a strong advocate for expansion westwards and wants to see Arkansas developing into a leading state within the Union. After being elected as Arkansas's first Governor in their statehood, he aims now for the Presidency to lead the Republican Party to their former glory again.

- focus on expansionism, aim to take back Louisiana and acquire Texas and Florida and possibly other (Caribbean) territories

- The National Bank should be disbanded again

- We will not focus at internal improvements, so we can pay off the debt more quickly. We will also keep neutrality when it comes to France or Britain or any other European countries to avoid any hostile affairs. We could also open our trade channels to Asia. Japan, Korea and China hold many unused potential for us, if we are able to get there. When we will not engage in a new war, we can pay more of the debt off.

- Slavery is a necessary evil currently, and I do not intend to make any changes to the current policies. Slavery will be kept under a Richardson administration.

- strongly pro-States rights, but opposing nullification

- social conservatism

 

Create a VP candidate for another party (Title, Name, State, Party--no need for him to speak)

Gov. Richard B. Carlyle born 1782, Lt. Gov. in 1824-1828, Gov. since 1831

Indiana

Progress Party

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Let's see if @WVProgressive or @Reagan04 plan to make anyone. 

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9 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1840

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We currently rank behind France (beginning to sink), Great Britain (rising), and Prussia (distant third) in industrial might, landing us in 4th place. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 24 warships. We unsure if we are no the largest army in the Western Hemisphere.

Foreign Affairs: France has dispensed with most of it's Western Hemisphere possessions, allowing independence. Florida and Cuba are Spanish territories. Mexico is free, and includes TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA. Quebec has been returned to Great Britain. We have sent diplomats to all the new and independent nations in hour hemisphere to gauge the military strength of these nations, and whether or not we can acquire more territory. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier.

Economy: The economy took a hit when the French empire overseas collapsed. Trade and stocks fells. Unemployment rose. However, in the last year, the economy has started to resurge, but speculation has increased worryingly high. The new National Bank is stabilizing our economy for now. 

Trade: The tariff is high and protective, but with some adjustments for the British and non-French powers. Trade with Europe is more or less balanced among the Great Powers, but only 10% goes to the French. 

Budget: Our budget is increasing because of major production, a very high tariff, and increased taxes. Our debt is expected to be paid off by 1855. 

Social Harmony: The country is dividing. The North is rapidly becoming pro-tariff, pro-modernization, pro-bank, pro-British, anti-slavery. The South is rapidly becoming anti-tariff, anti-modernization, anti-bank, anti-internationalism, and pro-slavery. 

Immigration: Immigrants from now Mexican Texas are flooding into our country, mostly former American citizens. 

Mood of the people: The people are happy with electoral reforms. The people in the cities fear another war; while the expansionists in the South and West are favoring one. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: The people have a mixed reaction to Gates. He is popular over election reform, but the economy has generally been subpar (outside his control, but the people never make that connection). People are split over a potential war as well. His popularity is strongest in the West, and lowest in the South, but taking a hit in part of the Mid-Atlantic and all of New England, where a fear of war is greatest. As with any two term president, there is some Gates fatigue. Overall, Gates has seemed to move beyond the traditional bounds of the Federalist Party. 

Party Power: As there are five political parties, there is no majority for any party. The parties more often align with coalitions, the Liberal Coalition and Conservative Coalition. Generally, the liberals are the Federalists and Tories, and the Republicans, American Progress, and Nullifiers are the Conservative Wing. However, the American Progress are usually the swing voters. Socially, however, Tories and Nullifiers are both conservative, except on the issue of slavery. 

Please quote this and fill out the following (after reading this State of the Union) if you have have a character to run for president. We need at least one Federalist and one American Progress Party. Republicans, Tories, and Nullifiers are optional. 

Name and title:

State:

Party:

Coalition (Liberal or Conservative): 

Platform (the major issue is Expansionism in the post-Napoleon Western hemisphere. Other issues are Slavery,  National Debt, The Bank, relations with Europe)

Create a VP candidate for another party (Title, Name, State, Party--no need for him to speak)

 

Name and title: Elijah T. Morris, recently elected as Massachusetts Governor

State: Massachusetts 

Party: Tory

Coalition (Liberal or Conservative):  Liberal

Platform: 

Expansion: We should expand through purchase and only westward

Slavery: Immediate abolition of slaves, legislate equality for all citizens Women, Blacks, Natives, everyone.  

Debt: I'm satisfied with our estimated pay-off date but I'm more focused on other things.

relations with Europe: Base relation off of how it treats it's own citizens 

The Bank: This bank is good for our economy and will remain

Create a VP candidate for another party: Kentucky state senator Cassius Carter Federalist

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Ok, I'll start the election tomorrow. Maybe @Reagan04 will make someone. If he doesn't make a Nullifier, I'll assume they merged with the Republicans. 

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10 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union for Election Day 1840

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We currently rank behind France (beginning to sink), Great Britain (rising), and Prussia (distant third) in industrial might, landing us in 4th place. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 24 warships. We unsure if we are no the largest army in the Western Hemisphere.

Foreign Affairs: France has dispensed with most of it's Western Hemisphere possessions, allowing independence. Florida and Cuba are Spanish territories. Mexico is free, and includes TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA. Quebec has been returned to Great Britain. We have sent diplomats to all the new and independent nations in hour hemisphere to gauge the military strength of these nations, and whether or not we can acquire more territory. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier.

Economy: The economy took a hit when the French empire overseas collapsed. Trade and stocks fells. Unemployment rose. However, in the last year, the economy has started to resurge, but speculation has increased worryingly high. The new National Bank is stabilizing our economy for now. 

Trade: The tariff is high and protective, but with some adjustments for the British and non-French powers. Trade with Europe is more or less balanced among the Great Powers, but only 10% goes to the French. 

Budget: Our budget is increasing because of major production, a very high tariff, and increased taxes. Our debt is expected to be paid off by 1855. 

Social Harmony: The country is dividing. The North is rapidly becoming pro-tariff, pro-modernization, pro-bank, pro-British, anti-slavery. The South is rapidly becoming anti-tariff, anti-modernization, anti-bank, anti-internationalism, and pro-slavery. 

Immigration: Immigrants from now Mexican Texas are flooding into our country, mostly former American citizens. 

Mood of the people: The people are happy with electoral reforms. The people in the cities fear another war; while the expansionists in the South and West are favoring one. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: The people have a mixed reaction to Gates. He is popular over election reform, but the economy has generally been subpar (outside his control, but the people never make that connection). People are split over a potential war as well. His popularity is strongest in the West, and lowest in the South, but taking a hit in part of the Mid-Atlantic and all of New England, where a fear of war is greatest. As with any two term president, there is some Gates fatigue. Overall, Gates has seemed to move beyond the traditional bounds of the Federalist Party. 

Party Power: As there are five political parties, there is no majority for any party. The parties more often align with coalitions, the Liberal Coalition and Conservative Coalition. Generally, the liberals are the Federalists and Tories, and the Republicans, American Progress, and Nullifiers are the Conservative Wing. However, the American Progress are usually the swing voters. Socially, however, Tories and Nullifiers are both conservative, except on the issue of slavery. 

Please quote this and fill out the following (after reading this State of the Union) if you have have a character to run for president. We need at least one Federalist and one American Progress Party. Republicans, Tories, and Nullifiers are optional. 

Name and title:

State:

Party:

Coalition (Liberal or Conservative): 

Platform (the major issue is Expansionism in the post-Napoleon Western hemisphere. Other issues are Slavery,  National Debt, The Bank, relations with Europe)

Create a VP candidate for another party (Title, Name, State, Party--no need for him to speak)

 

Name and title: Sen. Frederick C. Dallsworth (Former Vice President)

State: New Jersey

Party: Independent-Federalist

Coalition: Unaffiliated Independent Moderate

Platform: 

                   Expansionism: We need to be aggressive in expanding quickly southbound. That being said, it is incredibly important we repair relations with Europe and explore the wishes of the new Mexican Republic. Florida is the number one objective for a Dallsworth administration, however.

                  Slavery: I am a giant proponent of Popular Sovereignty, while I personally do not own slave I respect any man's right to and I respect any state's right to determine whether it exists slave or free.

                   National Debt and Bank: I support a Bank with minimum influence and would prefer an Independent Treasury, however as President Gates instituted the National Bank I see no reason to kill it at this time. Repaying the National Debt is incredibly important but pressing matters like Internal Improvements, Growing the Economy, and Expanding both Southward and Westward may have to take precedence. I support Moderate Taxes and Tariffs.

                   Relations with Europe: I would run an administration tough on Europe, but certainly fair, we have to mend our trade lines with France in particular to regain influence in Louisiana, however, remain conscious of the fact that Britain is a primary ally.

Create a VP:

U.S. Representative and Chair of the Nullifier Party Jackson Williams (R-GA) announces the dissolution and merger of the Nullifier Party into the Republican Party to unify the Southern voice. Rep. Williams will be the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee.

(In other news)

An ailing President Aldridge gives his final endorsement; Richardson/Williams

It is important for the Republican Party to rally around the Conservative cause. I urge my fellow Northern Conservatives to turn out for them as you had for me.

(Aldridge dies in 1841 sadly 😭)

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Fmr. Vice President Bigelow endorses Richardson/Williams.

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1840 Election

Pres. Gates does not seek a 3rd term. Maverick and Dallsworth, the latter a former VP, run for the Federalist nomination. The American Progress Party has the strongest candidate in former President Henry. Richardson runs as the Republican candidate, which has become a little stronger in the South with the Nullifiers merging into the party. The Tories had considered merging, but will run Morris as a candidate. 

Federalist Convention

Maverick runs as a more pure Federalists, while Dallsworth runs as an independent Federalists. The convention sees slavery as a major issue in the convention. If not for a radical abolitionist platform, Maverick would win on the first ballot. 

Round 1:
Maverick 145 (58%, falls just short)
Dallsworth 95
 
[Federalists seeing that a strong abolitionist platform has no chance of picking up any more states, and falling short of the 66% (2/3) needed for nomination, starts to shift towards Dallsworth, with all Mid-Atlantic states, less inclined to abolitionism than New England, shifting.to Dallsworth. 
 
Round 2: 
Dallsworth 190
Maverick 60
 
Dallsworth secures nomination on Round 2, with only New England supporting Maverick. 
 
General Election
 
ME: 10 Fed
NH: 7 Tories
VT: 7 Fed
MA: 14 Fed
RI: 4 Fed
CT: 8 Tories
NY: 42 Fed
NJ: 8 Pro
PA: 30 Pro
DE: 3 Fed
MD: 10 Fed
VA: 23 Rep
NC: 15 Rep
SC: 11 Rep
GA: 11 Rep
MS: 7 Rep
AL: 4 Rep
TN: 15 Pro
KY: 15 Pro
AR: 3 Rep
MO: 4 Pro
IL: 5 Fed
IN: 9 Pro
OH: 21 Fed
MI: 3 Pro
 
Results:
 
Dallsworth/Carter (Fed) 116 EVs 45% PV
Henry/Carlyle (Pro)  84 EVs 30% PV
Richardson/Williams 74 EVs (Rep) 20% PV
Morris/Higgins (Tories) 15 EVs 5% PV
 
No one secures the number of EVs necessary for the nomination. Under the new election rules, the top two parties will go to a second round of voting. Federalists will face the American Progressive Party. Tory leaders urge their supporters to vote Federalist. Republican leaders urge their leaders to vote for the American Progress Party. Voter turnout is lower in the second round. Henry brings more enthusasim than Dallsworth, who does not excite the base of the Federalist Party, this will probably work to Henry's favor. 
 
General Election Round 2
 
ME: 10 Fed
NH: 7 Pro
VT: 7 Fed
MA: 14 Fed
RI: 4 Fed
CT: 8 Pro
NY: 42 Fed
NJ: 8 Fed *switched from Pro to Fed in rd 2 voting*
PA: 30 Pro
DE: 3 Fed
MD: 10 Fed
VA: 23 Pro
NC: 15 Pro
SC: 11 Pro
GA: 11 Pro
MS: 7 Pro
AL: 4 Pro
TN: 15 Pro
KY: 15 Fed *switched from Pro to Fed in rd 2 voting*
AR: 3 Pro
MO: 4 Pro
IL: 5 Fed
IN: 9 Pro
OH: 21 Fed
MI: 3 Pro
 
Results Round 2
 
Henry/Caryle (Pro) 150 EVs. 53% PV
Dallsworth/Carter (Fed) 139 EVs  47% PV
 

**The People Elect their first President without the "aid" of Congress in decades under the new Election Reform. Ironically, Gates's party, which led the Reform was defeated. Had Gates run for a 3rd term, it seems likely that he would have won. Henry shows that voter enthusiasm is crucial in winning the round 2 vote; whereas moderation might be preferable in a round 1 vote, which has a higher turnout. Former President Henry is once again President of the United States!**

I'll need responses from at least @Kingthero and @Reagan04 before I move to events/decisions. 

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 Francis Maverick congratulates Henry on his election victory,calls on abolitionists to stay engaged and fight back to every attack by slave owners!

"Never lose your sense of outrage!"

Francis Maverick on election night 1840. 

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Henry Gives his Victory Speech

 

The last time I got to speak to the nation like this was around 8 years ago. In the last time I spoke, the country was in the shadow of fear. However, now we exist in a time where there is not so much fear of liberty, but more of a fear of the economy. The economy flourished under my common sense policies, which I hope to return too in some form without creating radical changes. If our large military is no longer needed, than I shall fulfill my promise that I will cut the taxes I raised to support the bigger army, and reduce it by whatever number is necessary to promote security. 

 

It is time to return this country to a place of love and unity, not where we are conflicted by beliefs.

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Senator Dallsworth concedes

We fought a good fight, but in the end, the people chose a different President. I will, of course, remain in the Senate and continue to do the peoples work. I look forward to working with the President in the Senate and giving the people of New Jersey, and the nation, the same, Moderate and Independent voice I have always given. God Bless.

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Fmr. Rep. Williams announces his bid as a Republican for the U.S. Senate from Georgia in the 1842 midterms

While I am dismayed that our ticket for President did not win out, I know there is a Conservative base clamoring to be heard, to return to the White House. I will bring that fight for all Georgians to D.C. as I brought the fight as a Colonel and a Congressman. God Bless you all!

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Congressman John Wesley of the APP from NY wins Third Term

 

I am glad to continue to serve my district from NY, and I will continue to serve the interests of everyone I represent.

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State of the Union for March 1841

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is relatively great. Internal improvements are aiding in expanding this production. We currently rank behind France (beginning to sink), Great Britain (rising), and Prussia (distant third) in industrial might, landing us in 4th place. 

Military Strength: We have 80,000 troops and 24 warships. We unsure if we are no the largest army in the Western Hemisphere.

Foreign Affairs: France has dispensed with most of it's Western Hemisphere possessions, allowing independence. Florida and Cuba are Spanish territories. Mexico is free, and includes TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA. Quebec has been returned to Great Britain. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier.

Economy: The economy took a hit when the French empire overseas collapsed. Trade and stocks fells. Unemployment rose. However, in the last year, the economy has started to resurge, but speculation has increased worryingly high. The new National Bank is stabilizing our economy for now. 

Trade: The tariff is high and protective, but with some adjustments for the British and non-French powers. Trade with Europe is more or less balanced among the Great Powers, but only 10% goes to the French. 

Budget: Our budget is increasing because of major production, a very high tariff, and increased taxes. Our debt is expected to be paid off by 1855. 

Social Harmony: The country is dividing. The North is rapidly becoming pro-tariff, pro-modernization, pro-bank, pro-British, anti-slavery. The South is rapidly becoming anti-tariff, anti-modernization, anti-bank, anti-internationalism, and pro-slavery. 

Immigration: Immigrants from now Mexican Texas are flooding into our country, mostly former American citizens. 

Mood of the people: The people are happy with electoral reforms. The people in the cities fear another war; while the expansionists in the South and West are favoring one. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: President Henry is in office again. He has the respect of most of the country. His largest opposition is in New England and in South Carolina; although, the SC voted for him over the Federalist candidate. 

Party Power: The Liberal and Conservative Coalitions have given way to a tripartite party system--Federalists, American Progress, and Republican. The Tories are reluctantly making efforts to reintegrate with the Federalists, which the Nullifiers have done with the Republicans, bolstering that dying party. The American Progress Party has chosen the middle way. Currently, no party has a majority; although, Federalists have a plurality. 

Events and Decisions for March 1841-March 1845 for Pres. Henry @Kingthero

1) The diplomats and spies of former President Gates have returned with information that they are willing to share with the new president. 

The diplomat returning from Mexico reports that the Mexican Army is about twice the size of our army, trained in the French method, but likely less powerful than an actual French Army. The Mexican Navy is smaller than ours by a considerable margin. 

The diplomat returning from Spain has learned that the Spanish have sent a military force to Cuba, as well as their navy to guard all returning Caribbean possessions, but the Seminoles in Florida have kept the light Spanish force from landing on Florida, since the Seminole fear their Spanish will take away the rights granted to them by the French government; although, the Spanish had accepted Seminole Rights as part of the land re-acquisition. Spain may be able to sell. Spain also reported the Seminole, having been able to adapt to a welcoming French Civilization, and French culture and military methods, are much stronger than they had been in the previous generation or two. 

Our diplomat returning from British Canada sees the British firmly in control of trying to reintegrate Quebec; however, those in Quebec are rebelling against British rule, being culturally French. This could escalate. 

Our diplomat returning from French Louisiana has found the people adamantly opposed to rejoining the US. The French governor stating that Louisiana has now been recognized as part of France by all European powers and Mexico in part of the Treaty that relinquished these territories. The French governor states that any attempt to take their land will result in the shutting down of the Mississippi delta by the French to all American commerce, and a potential war. 

Expansionists in the Party are excited about the prospects of Expansion. Northerners will accept Western or Northern Expansion, but not Southern Expansion (i.e.  Texas, Mexico, Florida, Louisiana). Southern Expansionists will not tolerate Northern Expansion (Quebec) without Southern Expansion. Half the expansionists want war, while the rest will only favor land grabs through purchase. 

Pres. Gates's former Sec of State believes that a cassis belli can be used against Spain or England by invoking the Napoleon doctrine, which stated that European Powers could not colonize in the Western Hemisphere following the end of the Napoleonic Wars. However, doing so might also invalidate the Treaty that had France relinquish these territories, which means we would be recognizing the territories as French. Perhaps there is a way we can spin this. 

2) Speculation

Money-grubbing expansionists are gleeful at the prospect of expansion. Land speculation is spiraling out of control as people are bidding on land that we have not yet acquired or they are placing dibs on land in the event that it is acquired. This could backfire considerably resulting in an Economic Panic. Our Bank is likely to prevent a Depression, but a Panic seems very likely, whether we end the speculation or not. We might be able to contain the panic to less than a year, if we are smart about our response. 

3) The Bank Charter has expired. Do you wish to renew the Charter of the Bank of the United States? It has barely passed Congress and is on your desk. 

4) Seminoles demand independence of Florida from Spain.

The Seminoles have sent their most civilized and multi-lingual diplomats to our capital requesting that we recognize Seminole independence of Florida. They have repelled two weak attempts by the Spanish to land troops. Emboldened, the Seminoles seek your aid. The French-descent citizens of Florida are split between support of the Seminoles and support of the Spanish. 

5) British wish to establish boundaries in the West. 

A British diplomat desires to come to terms on an agreeable boundary in the West (present day Minnesota/Michigan to Washington state). 

6) Flood of immigrants from Texas, after they opted not to declare Texas as a separate Republic. 

While about half of these emigrants are going to French Louisiana, the other half are rushing into our Western states, who are not prepared to handle them. Thus, we have a lot of unemployed people in these states, and the more desperate of them are committing crimes. Violence has been only occasional so far.

7) Polygamy in Illinois. Riots. Mormon leader killed. 

Missouri having pushed the Mormons into Illinois, have only sent Illinois their problem. After the Mormon leader endorsed polygamy as a means to increase their cult, a riot broke out, while the leader has been killed, the cult has just become even more fanatical. Leaders in the nation are wishing that you outlaw polygamy as a federal offense. The Illinois militia is currently engaging Mormons in an effort to push them out of the country. 

😎 Commercial Treaty with China?

Your Secretary of State, realizing that the British and French are likely to dominate trade in Europe, and share in dominance in our own hemisphere, suggests that we open trade with the Qing Dynasty in China. The British have preceded us in attempting to open trade in Asia. We shouldn't lag too far behind. 

9) Standardized Postal Service Costs. 

The cost of postal varies in each state. This has caused some issues with communication as some can afford to communicate, while others cannot. In troubling times, we may need even the poorest literate individual to report to an authority via letter, if they cannot travel personally. Should we standardize (i.e. nationalize) the postal service cost. The Southern leaders oppose this. The West leaders support this.

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1) The diplomats and spies of former President Gates have returned with information that they are willing to share with the new president. 

The Henry administration wishes to do two things this term in relation to land acquisition. Firstly, we propose to the Spanish Government a deal, at a very cheap price, acquisition of Florida. We cite that we directly border them, and can deal with the issues the Spanish are dealing with more easily. To put pressure of the Spanish, we are going to move a portion of our army to the Florida border, ready to engage in any conflict that crosses into American borders. Secondly, we wish to send a group of westerners, unemployed and those employed interested in the mission, to seek prosperity along the Pacific Coast. The focused range is from Northern California up to Washington State.

 

Henry informs the nation that due to the army of the Mexicans, the military shall remain the same. However, Henry asks the States current militia numbers in the event of a possible Mexican War, as well as how many troops Mexico could raise alongside its army. I suspect the grand number of the Mexican Army is fabricated.

2) Speculation

The Henry Administration shall propose a bill to congress that in order to protect innocent Americans, land speculation shall be illegal on all lands that have not been administered by a State or Federal power. In other terms, if there is no immediate way to achieve the land, than there shall be no betting on it.

3) The Bank Charter has expired. Do you wish to renew the Charter of the Bank of the United States? It has barely passed Congress and is on your desk. 

The Henry Administration cites the Bank's success in preventing economic fallout, which would harm ALL Americans, and signs the bill into effect. However, I note that if the opposition were to present an alternative solution to the National Bank, than I would consider this.

4) Seminoles demand independence of Florida from Spain.

The Henry Administration fails to recognize any form of Seminole independence, and instead wish to bid the delegation luck against the Spanish. This decision stems directly from the attempt to buy Florida from the Spanish.

5) British wish to establish boundaries in the West. 

(If this is the same boundary as irl), than we accept these boundaries.

6) Flood of immigrants from Texas, after they opted not to declare Texas as a separate Republic. 

Those unemployed will be involved in the missions to the Pacific Coast, where work shall be aplenty. 

7) Polygamy in Illinois. Riots. Mormon leader killed. 

Publicly denounce the Mormons, but state that the Federal Government shall have no involvement in State affairs, and shall only get involved if the State is at risk of being taken over. We send government officials to Illinois to watch over the conflict to decide if Federal involvement would be plausible or not. Cite that if we are staying out of the Slavery issue, than we are also staying out of the Mormon issue.

😎 Commercial Treaty with China?

The secret goal of the Pacific missions is to establish strong ports on the pacific, so that we have to less rely on the Mississippi for trade originating from the West. We shall send diplomats to China, stating that we share more common goals than the European powers, and we wish to use the pacific ocean in order to grow trade and prosperity between both nations.

9) Standardized Postal Service Costs. 

The Constitution guarantees the establishment of Postal Services across the nation as a Federal power, therefore we are going to enforce that all postal services shall be done fairly at the same proportional costs.

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Fmr. President William Aldridge dies in his sleep July 19th, 1842 at age 80 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.

 

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42 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

The Henry administration wishes to do two things this term in relation to land acquisition. Firstly, we propose to the Spanish Government a deal, at a very cheap price, acquisition of Florida. We cite that we directly border them, and can deal with the issues the Spanish are dealing with more easily. To put pressure of the Spanish, we are going to move a portion of our army to the Florida border, ready to engage in any conflict that crosses into American borders. Secondly, we wish to send a group of westerners, unemployed and those employed interested in the mission, to seek prosperity along the Pacific Coast. The focused range is from Northern California up to Washington State.

 

Henry informs the nation that due to the army of the Mexicans, the military shall remain the same. However, Henry asks the States current militia numbers in the event of a possible Mexican War, as well as how many troops Mexico could raise alongside its army. I suspect the grand number of the Mexican Army is fabricated.

Your adviser states that to move a mass of unemployed people to the Western Wilderness, only inhabited by Indians, would amount to a Trail of Tears without both military protection and sustenance. A few families may have the means to go west, but most are seeking civilization to find employment or to begin business with a population with banks and industry. 

With a militia we could get about 100,000 men total, with our professionals. With a call for volunteers 120,000. With a draft many more. We estimate the Mexican force as about 100,000 professionals. We do not know what sort of militia system they may or may not have. Our navy is much larger than theirs. 

46 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

The Henry Administration shall propose a bill to congress that in order to protect innocent Americans, land speculation shall be illegal on all lands that have not been administered by a State or Federal power. In other terms, if there is no immediate way to achieve the land, than there shall be no betting on it.

The Treasury Secretary and Att Gen wish to know what is to be done about people that have already been duped into the speculation. While this bill will curtail speculation, it is likely to throw us into at least a brief panic (less than a year), but this might be unavoidable. 

 

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I updated our lists, but some important things are missing. I know basically nothing about Vice President Chase except for his name. I can do it on my own, if you wish but if not please give me some information.

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40 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I updated our lists, but some important things are missing. I know basically nothing about Vice President Chase except for his name. I can do it on my own, if you wish but if not please give me some information.

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Whenever you have time, I know you said you are busy, you can PM me for the full description of my different characters for their bio sheet.

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57 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I updated our lists, but some important things are missing. I know basically nothing about Vice President Chase except for his name. I can do it on my own, if you wish but if not please give me some information.

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I think I just created Chase to fill a gap. He's going to be Philemon Chase, US Rep for Massachusetts from 1824-1837. Born 1777 and died in 1845. 

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26 minutes ago, Reagan04 said:

Whenever you have time, I know you said you are busy, you can PM me for the full description of my different characters for their bio sheet.

I will do that of course. In about three weeks my summer holidays will start and then I will be able to fully focus on that. :) Thanks for taking care of your characters.

7 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I think I just created Chase to fill a gap. He's going to be Philemon Chase, US Rep for Massachusetts from 1824-1837. Born 1777 and died in 1845. 

Thank you I will update asap

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7 hours ago, vcczar said:

Your adviser states that to move a mass of unemployed people to the Western Wilderness, only inhabited by Indians, would amount to a Trail of Tears without both military protection and sustenance. A few families may have the means to go west, but most are seeking civilization to find employment or to begin business with a population with banks and industry. 

With a militia we could get about 100,000 men total, with our professionals. With a call for volunteers 120,000. With a draft many more. We estimate the Mexican force as about 100,000 professionals. We do not know what sort of militia system they may or may not have. Our navy is much larger than theirs. 

The Treasury Secretary and Att Gen wish to know what is to be done about people that have already been duped into the speculation. While this bill will curtail speculation, it is likely to throw us into at least a brief panic (less than a year), but this might be unavoidable. 

 

The movement of unemployed people is completely voluntary, but for those people that seek a new life, a better future, the west coast is just as west as the myth and legend go. The Government will just be organizing said volunteers for those other purposes too.

 

We seek to send spies and gain assets, knowing that some have American sympathies, to further evaluate the Mexican army composition. There is no logical reason such a sparsely populated land would have an army greater than the American Army.

 

As for those duped into speculation; if the speculation occurred in territories not organized into a State, the Federal Government will offer legitimate land and basic supplies and funds to get going on decent. If it occurred in a State, than the Federal Government shall notify the State of said occurrence, and the State would decide what to do.

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18 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

We seek to send spies and gain assets, knowing that some have American sympathies, to further evaluate the Mexican army composition. There is no logical reason such a sparsely populated land would have an army greater than the American Army.

We estimate that Mexico with some former US citizens and some former French citizens (also encompassing TX, AZ, NM, CA, NV) still boasts of a population of 10 million (about 8 or 9 million historically). The US population is 12 million (17 historically, but our alternate history has been more restrained--less expansion-- and with more bloodshed). Mexico has a larger % of it's people militarized. They have a larger army, a smaller navy. Their forts are not yet constructed, except near their capital. Their gear is slightly outdated. However, they are trained in the French style. We train according to a more outdated Prussian style, but some of our generals have studied French commanders. 

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28 minutes ago, vcczar said:

We estimate that Mexico with some former US citizens and some former French citizens (also encompassing TX, AZ, NM, CA, NV) still boasts of a population of 10 million (about 8 or 9 million historically). The US population is 12 million (17 historically, but our alternate history has been more restrained--less expansion-- and with more bloodshed). Mexico has a larger % of it's people militarized. They have a larger army, a smaller navy. Their forts are not yet constructed, except near their capital. Their gear is slightly outdated. However, they are trained in the French style. We train according to a more outdated Prussian style, but some of our generals have studied French commanders. 

The Henry administration wishes to address this issue no further other than to speak more often in public about the future of expansion, promoting immigration and western expansion.

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