By: J. Rogers
Date: 1856 (circa)
Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a United States Senator from Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny.
Benton served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. Benton was the author of the first Homestead Acts, which encouraged settlement by giving land grants to anyone willing to work the soil. He pushed for greater exploration of the West.
Condition: Fine, with slight discoloration around margins of page.
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