The Death of the John Tyler Presidency
This paper is based on the events surrounding the explosion of the gun cannon Peacemaker abroad the USS Princeton on February 28, 1844, and its effect on the administration of a President that many consider the worst in American history.
Many people regard John Tyler as one of the worst Presidents in American History. This paper argues that John Tyler first had to face a lack of legitimacy and over come an inter-government conflict between the President and Congress. To over come these factors, Tyler’s administration engaged in other activities to get around Congress. These activities were intended to make a last legacy for the John Tyler Presidency.
`The three great achievements of the Tyler Administration were going to be the modernization of the United States Navy, the annexation of Texas, and the acquiring of the Oregon Territory from the British,. However all of this came to an end with those killed aboard the USS Princeton.`