William Gaston, the Borough Controversy, and North Carolina's Changing Political Culture in the 1835 Constitutional Convention

October 2011
North Carolina Historical Review;Oct2011, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p399
Academic Journal
The article discusses debates concerning the representation of boroughs in the North Carolina legislature, particularly examining the 1835 North Carolina Constitutional Convention and the views of jurist and politician William Gaston. It comments on Gaston's support for internal improvements on his opposition to the ideology of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. The author also analyzes sectionalism within North Carolina, particularly between the eastern and western portions of the state. Conflicts between Whigs and Jacksonian Democrats are considered.


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