14. "Yet Tyler...should never have consented to run on the ticket." Explain this quote from your text. John Tyler did not share Whig beliefs. He'd been chosen as Vice President in order to "balance the ticket" by attracting elite Southerners. He did not agree with the Whig party, since the Whigs were pro-bank and pro-protective tariff, and pro-internal improvements, but hailing from the South, he was not. Tyler was really more of a Democrat. This is why the text states that he “should never have consented to run on the ticket”. Tyler was too different from the party he was running with. Since Tyler’s beliefs clashed so much with the Whig’s on the major issues, it made it difficult for Tyler to be productive in office. 15. What proof can you give of Tyler's unpopularity? What did Tyler do that made Whigs so angry with him? 16. Explain at least four causes of tension between the US and Great Britain in the 1830's and 1840's. American-English hatred still ran deep and a few events deepened the wounds. A war of words began between writers across the ocean. British lenders were angry when American debtors couldn't or wouldn't pay up after the Panic of 1837. Other incidents were more violent. In 1837, a small rebellion in Canada broke out, and Americans furnished arms and supplies. The U.S. ship Caroline was attacked above Niagara Falls by Canadians. America was not pleased. Later, a Canadian named McLeod boasted of helping in the attack, was arrested by Americans, and condemned to execution. Canada said to carry out the sentence would be to declare war. He came up with an alibi and was released. Another situation arose in the Bahamas when the American ship Creole was overtaken by 130 slaves. The British gave the slaves asylum. This angered Southern Americans. All of these events caused tension between the United States and Great Britain in the 1830’s and 1840’s.
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