American King

The Presidency of C. C. Pinckney and the New Revolution


By the time the election of 1792 rolled around, Adams was the most hated man in North America. Michael Ellsworth, one of his most trusted advisers, defected to Britain, which did not help anything. Congress elected Pinckney in a landslide, with only two votes for Adams. Jefferson received 10. Pinckney received all the rest.

Hamilton, the new vice president, immediately advised President Pinckney to repeal some of Adams' more controversial laws. Within two months, half of Adam's "accomplishments" were dust in the wind. Adams went to live a quiet life on Virginia's frontier... inside a fortified complex with armed guards to keep him safe from disgruntled Republicans.

Pinckney continued the military buildup, almost buckling the treasury. Many suspected that the government was planning to invade Canada once again, where pro-American, pro-French sentiment had been building, especially in Quebec. Those suspicions were confirmed when 12,000 troops marched north early in 1793. Britain responded by strengthening its garrisons and shipping over more men from Europe. Most of the American generals along the border were old veterans of the Revolution. However, among the ranks of infantry was an ambitious 26 year-old major named Andrew Jackson.

Jackson, only a youth during the War for Independence, was known as a war hawk and for his hatred of the British. In 1779, a British officer slashed him on the hand and face with a saber for refusing to polish his boots. Except for his father, who had passed away earlier, his entire family died because of the war. Trying to get revenge, he enlisted in the army under Adams and worked his way up; he was a hero in the War of 1789 for having led the bombardment of Fort McEnroe, near Lake Michigan, and for killing 50 pro-British Iroquois almost single-handedly while leading it. Now, he was in charge of the 5th North Carolina Regiment of Foot, right at the Canadian border. Little did he know what fate had in store for him.

Due to America's small, but growing, trade fleet, more money began appearing in the treasury. New trade routes opened in Europe, especially with the various German countries. Even the poorest states now had an adequate amount of trade, and many were actually rich. Still, discontent with tyrannical Federalists led much of the public to secretly wish for a second Revolution.

Pennsylvania and Virginia were the wealthiest states, for obvious reasons. The two states also did not see eye-to-eye on many matters, from slavery to the amount of government control. South Carolina, despite having one of their own as president, remained unhappy. Several more times, it threatened secession. Rhode Island continued to blissfully run their micronation in peace, sometimes openly hostile to the US.

Despite all this, the upper class remained thrilled about the government, however intrusive it seemed to the lower classes.

For two years, the American public would have a period of peace and economic bounty. That would change.

Thomas Jefferson still called out for liberty, along with Thomas Paine and other influential Democratic-Republicans. The Federalists had become the nation's bourgeois. The generals promoted after the Revolution were almost always promoted because of their political leanings. Some said Jackson would have been a general already if it had not been for the fact that he was an Anti-Federalist. Henry Knox continued to oppose the Federalists, something which would benefit him later.

Anti-government sentiment finally came to a head on September 28th, 1794. While Pinckney was making a speech in Richmond, Virginia, a local farmer hurled curse words and then pulled out a pistol. One of Pinckney's "Bicorn Bullies," his security troopers, tackled the would-be-assassin before he could aim clearly. While the shot went off, it hit a nearby tree and did no harm whatsoever. The security troopers beat the man into unconsciousness. Minutes later, the farmer died.

The crowd who had come to listen to Pinckney became outraged. A riot broke out, yelling that the man had not been treated lawfully. A local militia surrounded Pinckney as he attempted to flee. The disaster that followed became known as the Flight from Richmond. As he boarded his coach, a berserk man with a pitchfork lunged at him, and was immediately shot by a soldier. The crowd screamed in anger and rushed the militiamen. They succeeded in grabbing the man who fired the shot, and before the others could do anything about it, they had hanged him on a dead tree. The militia formed a square in an attempt to break up the riot. Someone shouted to fire.

Two dozen peasants fell dead from gunshots. As the militia beat the others into submission, the Presidential Coach took off as quickly as possible.

It was not over. The crowd dispersed into the city, there to find arms and swords. A huge ad-hoc militia ran out in the streets to meet the soldiers and engaged them in a short gun battle which left fifteen dead on both sides. The government troopers ran for their lives and fled north to an army post, where they linked up with professional soldiers.

In Richmond, the tipping point had come. An old, retired French officer took temporary charge of the rebels. He scaled the nearby town hall and ripped the flag down, hoisting a "Don't Tread on Me" instead. Waving his sword, he shouted "Vive la nouvelle révolution!"

It was on. As soon as the news reached the different states that Richmond was in rebellion, they either sided with or against the government. Virginia and South Carolina were the first to announce that the government needed to be overthrown. North Carolina immediately followed suit. Then came Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. New England, Pennsylvania, and New York panicked and called for conscripts. Within a month, rebel soldiers were engaging Federal forces in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Within two months, Rhode Island was sending in troops to assist in bringing down Pinckney and the Federalists. Vermont's Federalist state government, already unstable, was overthrown in a coup by soldiers of the Revolutionary Green Mountain Boys. Setting up the Green Mountain Republic, they attacked the Federalists from behind. Soon, the lower classes of the New England states were also revolting. The entire country seemed like it was collapsing.

In December, 1793, a mob rushed into the military headquarters in Philadelphia and threw out the garrison. Terrified, Pinckney, Hamilton, and their friends and family fled west, in an attempt to reach the Northwest Territory.

Henry Knox and Anthony Wayne rushed out toward the mob with a detachment of cavalry and made their true allegiance clear. Cheering and tearing down the flag at the President's Castle, they swore allegiance to the rebels. Upon learning of the flight of Pinckney and Hamilton, they rode to catch up. Pinckney was apprehended the next day, but Hamilton had slipped out of their grasp. Pinckney was cuffed and thrown in a jail cell in Pittsburgh.

The New Revolution was almost complete. Forces still loyal to the Federalists gathered in Massachusetts and planned to launch a last, all-out assault to the southwest in attempt to regain Pennsylvania.

In Philadelphia, the enlightened Tom Paine became one of the leaders of the interim government, but Henry Knox let it be known that he was in charge of the army. He tried to keep order, but some of the more unruly elements started hanging Federalists. It was not until Jefferson arrived that order was established. He condemned the executions and violence, saying that Pinckney should be released and a solution reached. This hurt him politically, and made him decide not to run for president again.

Henry Knox and Tom Paine took control of the new government, but were in over their heads. As the South was coming close to deciding to leave the Union permanently and the Federalists were mounting their final attack, they turned to one man. The newly promoted General Andrew Jackson.

Jackson mobilized all rebel forces, which included most of the old Canadian border troops, and rushed southeast to flank the marching Federalist army. On February 10th, the first Jacksonian artillery shell was heard whizzing over the Federalist forces. The Battle of Stamford had begun.


Centered around a farmstead, the Jackson-led artillery barraged the Federalist infantry. The New Englanders tried to do a flanking maneuver to the east, but cavalry forces under the command of Jackson himself routed them. The Federalists brought up all the cannon they had and dueled with the rebels. For over ten hours the cannonade continued, resulting in the valiant Federalist artillery making a last stand. All government guns were captured or destroyed. The New Revolution was effectively over.


Radicals and Patriots:
The Second Republic and the Rise of Jackson


Historians disagree as to how "Jackson's Star" rose so quickly and how he won over an entire nation. Some said it was his personality and military experience, while others said he was just a man in the right place at the right time. The Second American Republic was a volatile pact between the states and there needed to be someone who could keep them together. Some said Jackson had planned out his moves for power carefully while others said he took it one step at a time. Either way, he was to become one of history's leading figures.

Two weeks after the Battle of Stamford, Jackson made his triumphal entrance into Philadelphia. Thousands thronged around him and applauded his every move. He became the first celebrity soldier since Washington. He spoke with a Southern accent, was good with the ladies, and now "wore more medals than King George," as one of his privates joked. It might have been a joke, but it was a glimpse of things to come.

The New Revolution was not just felt in US territory. It actually triggered an uprising in Spanish Louisiana and Florida. The French-speaking residents of Louisiana hated being under Spanish rule. The southernmost section declared its independence as the Republic of Orleans on February 3rd, 1793. It was not long before Alexander Hamilton popped up. On February 20th, Hamilton offered his experience to the Orleans government. For the next two years, he helped establish the new government while the ragtag army did battle with Spanish forces. Trying to avoid replicating their British rivals, the Spanish eventually gave in. For a hefty sum, much of which was personally paid by Hamilton, they sold the Orleans rebels the entire region of Louisiana. It was uncivilized, but it was huge. They also eventually gave up Florida, where Jackson had secretly sent his friends to convince them to apply for statehood.

The American citizens' enthusiasm for the new Second Republic was dying. It was too chaotic. Rhode Island still had not made up its mind. Vermont, or the Green Mountain Republic, was acting like an independent nation again, as it had before Adams brought it into the Union. Henry Knox's popularity could only do so much. The rising Aaron Burr looked promising, but was still doing just that, rising. Andrew Jackson was the only one who remained thoroughly popular.

After two years, the government of the United States of America was about to change one more time.

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Long Live the King


Jackson had done it. In a dramatic coup, he had taken control of all the state governments. His huge popularity made him untouchable. On January 1st, 1796, the Coronation of His Majesty King Andrew I, of the House of Jackson, was to take place.

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Location: Independence Hall, now Coronation Hall, Philadelphia

"Make way! Make way!" shrieked a cavalry officer as he tried to clear the newly named "Jackson Avenue." His loud voice could be heard through the scarf that covered his neck and face up to his nose. It was 30 degrees outside that fateful morning, but that did not stop what seemed like half the country from showing up to watch the crowning of their first king. Trumpets blared, bands played a new Jacksonian march that had become popular, and thousands of civilians talked loudly in anticipation. The officer's men came up behind him, using riding crops to wave at the citizens to get them to get off the cobblestone street. They wore blue uniforms with red trim, white shirts and pants, bicorns, and rapiers. Many were also bedecked in their medals from the French and Indian War, the Revolution, the War of 1789, and the New Revolution. There were barely any French and Indian veterans still in service, but some had donned uniforms once more for the coronation. Coming up Jackson Avenue came the "security guards" for the event; The Royal Legion.

The Royal Legion was Jackson's first act as a leader. Only the most loyal and experienced veterans of the War for Independence were allowed in. During the Jacksonian Coup, they had always been at his side. Now, they would see their general become king. They wore shakos with large red, white, and blue plumes in the front, blue coats with yellow trim, jackboots, and crimson shirts and pants. They marched, drums beating and banners waving, in front of Coronation Hall. Once they arrived, the crowd immediately stepped to the side.

Then came the coaches with newly appointed nobles and government officials. First was General Wayne, Lord Secretary of the Army and Duke of Easttown, and his wife Sarah. Then came the soon-to-die Daniel Carrol, Duke of Prince George's County, Maryland. Notables from other other countries were also present, such as Rodrique y Marina from Spain and Lafayette from France.

Finally, Rachel Jackson arrived in royal splendor. Bedecked in elaborate clothing and surrounded by armed guards, she walked up the steps and into the magnificent Hall.

And last came Jackson, riding in a blue coach encompassed on all sides by cavalry. The crowd went wild as they watched their hero step out and wave his bicorn. He was immediately escorted inside, where he walked down the carpet and up to the coronation area. There, lying on a velvet cushion on a mahogany table, was his crown. Next to it, on another cushion, was Rachel's. At first, it looked as if Anthony Wayne would crown him, but then Jackson picked it up and put it on his own head.

Immediately, a dragoon holding the New Revolutionary flag blew his trumpet.

"All Hail King Andrew I! Long live!" boomed another soldier.

"Long live King Andrew! Long may he reign!" recited the crowd whole-heartedly.

Jackson then picked up the smaller crown and put it on his wife.

Another trumpet followed, and another "long live" after that.

After Jackson and his wife sat down on two fairly humble thrones, the newly-established Royal Musicians, from stands set up behind the coronation platform, boomed out the new anthem.

From [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And where is
that band who swore,
That battle's desolation
and the havoc of war,
A home and a country
should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul pollution.
No refuge could
save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight,
or the gloom of the grave,
No safety could be found
by the knave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave!

O'er the House of the King, and the House of the Queen, and the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave!

O'er the House of the King, and the House of the Queen, and the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave!

O'er the House of the King, and the House of the Queen, and the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave!

God Bless the King, God Bless the Queen, God Bless the Free, and God Bless the Brave!

(tune is this song:
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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The newly-crowned royals sat and listened to that and a few other songs before Jackson made his Coronation speech.

One of the big announcements King Andrew made was that Florida had agreed to join the Union... of Royal American States. That was another huge announcement: a new constitution was being drafted and the United States had been renamed the URAS, the Union of Royal American States. The USA was now officially a footnote in history. The other announcement brought even more shock. The American army was gearing up for war yet again.

And so, on January 1st, 1796, Andrew Jackson crowned himself king, and the Jacksonian Wars began.

Flag made by the phenomenal Marc Pasquin, with a minor star edit by me:

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Blood and Glory:
The Subjugation of Orleans


When the newly-crowned King Andrew demanded that Orleans hand over Alexander Hamilton the day after his coronation, he meant it.

Hamilton was one of the most hated men, if not the most hated man, in America, as he was seen as the man who led the nation astray. The public wanted him to serve hard time in the stony lonesome for his "crimes," be exiled forever to some remote place under heavy guard, or actually be executed. The last option, of course, was ridiculous and was not going to happen on Jackson's watch, but it showed how angry some people were. Also, they did not want a Catholic, Federalist, Hamiltonian democracy on their border. The threat posed by Hamilton was great. He could attack the sparsely populated South and capture territory. He might, "Heaven forbid," even free the slaves. Sure, the Union of Royal American States could handily defeat the meager forces of the former Spanish colony, but if the slaves thought Hamilton meant freedom, they might rise up all at once against the white minority and become part of a greater Orleans, and the same might happen in Port-de-Paix. The result would be a massive Catholic, Federalist, Abolitionist, Democratic, Hamiltonian country sprawling from Canada to Haiti. Clearly, Jackson could not stand for that.

And then American spies discovered that John Adams was also "cowering in New Orleans."

The public was in a frenzy. So, once Orleans refused to hand over the two Federalist "enemies of the States," the American military entered muster mode. From all over the country, volunteers poured into their local town halls to enlist for the (assumed) coming struggle. The American army, now being outfitted in the most modern military fashions and equipped with proper weapons, was almost unrecognizable to the days of the Old Revolution. Men were drilled constantly by European officers. The ones who did well imitated the Europeans and became officers themselves. Factories all across the land produced muskets, swords, and saddles. The Midwest, especially western Virginia's Kaintuck region, produced high-quality steeds for the cavalry. The agricultural South churned out uniforms, food, and ammunition. America was about to show what it could do in wartime.

In Orleans, things were much, much different. Mercenary Spanish, French, black, and Mexican troops made up almost the entire army. The most numerous soldiers were militia, and not in the grand style of the Revolution Minutemen but in the style of an angry mob. Agriculture was the entire culture. There were more Indians than whites. All in all, one thing was certain: American Victory. The war hawks yelled themselves hoarse in the Union House of Congress for the absolute destruction and subjugation of Orleans and the arrest and exile of Hamilton and Adams.

King Andrew, during this build-up, started to create his Royal Legion from the most promising young soldiers and the hardiest veterans. The Legion moved beyond a simple household guard regiment to almost an army in itself. The Legion had cavalry, infantry, artillery, officers, engineers, grenadiers, etc. Some of the regiments that would become famous in the Legion were the Birmingham Grenadiers, the Brooklyn Regiment of Foot, and the 1st New York Cuirassiers.

So, on the one-year anniversary of his coronation, King Andrew declared war on Orleans. Immediately, Duke Anthony Wayne led his Grand Army of the Union Group I across the border into the center of Orleans across the Mississippi River to seize Missouri. He, of course, succeeded, and annihilated the local militia. Most of the citizens resigned themselves to be be Americans, and resistance was light. Duke Reginald Hartman, newly-promoted to general after heroic service in the New Revolution, received the easiest campaign when he led Army Group II into northern Orleans, seizing territory all the way up to the Canadian border, where there was more resistance from Indians than whites by far. All of the few whites who lived there did not mind becoming Americans at all. In fact, they welcomed it, as the Orleans government did almost nothing, and really could do nothing, against the catastrophic Indian raids that prevented white expansion. The entrance of the American army meant at least some protection.

King Jackson personally led the main army, including the Royal Legion, in the invasion of the coast, including New Orleans. There was at least a good attempt to defeat his forces, but he outwitted them and destroyed the largest Orleans army. In days, he had laid siege to New Orleans. Finally, the New Orleans garrison surrendered unconditionally, and Jackson made another of his triumphal processions. He treated the citizens well, and executed any of his men who tried to loot or rape. His purpose was to totally win them over so he would not have to deal with civil unrest. It worked.

The first thing his men did following the surrender was search high and low for Adams and Hamilton. Adams was found in the cellar of an unsavory inn. Hamilton, though, was nowhere to be found. There was a report that he had committed suicide. Yet two months later, he somehow wound up in Georgia, encouraging slaves to revolt. After that, a huge posse got hot on his trail.

After the surrender, King Andrew said that Orleans was too unwieldy to administer as a state. Thus, he broke it up into many states, also broke up the Northwest Territory, and split Georgia in half.

The new states and territories were:

Montana Territory
Dakota Territory
Washington Territory
State of North Missouri
State of South Missouri
State of Wabash
State of Wisconsin
State Akansea
State of Louisiana
State of Mississippi

An unwanted portion of Orleans was sold to Spain, something Spain would regret years down the road. Why had they united the Tejas region? Oh, well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...


Akansea, is, of course, Arkansas. The colored Canadian regions are for later.
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Yeah. I do not really buy that. I mean, even with the French navy fighting with the American navy, my impression has always been that the British would still beat the crap through them. The British army and navy are at their prime during this period, so i really do find it unlikely that they could actually succeed. (And yes, i do know it worked during the revolution, but this is a different war.)
What would you suggest? I want it to be realistic, so I'm open to suggestions. I want Upper and Lower Canada "liberated" by His Andrew-ness. :p How would that happen in your opinion.

Wait... *struck by imagination* Got something new planned... I'm gonna totally change the last post.

EDIT: Look at the ending of "Long Live the King." That's right, no Canadian invasion. There will be an invasion of something, though. Cookie if you guess who's gonna get whomped.
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What would you suggest? I want it to be realistic, so I'm open to suggestions. I want Upper and Lower Canada "liberated" by His Andrew-ness. :p How would that happen in your opinion.

Wait... *struck by imagination* Got something new planned... I'm gonna totally change the first post.

EDIT: Look at the ending of "Long Live the King." That's right, no Canadian invasion. There will be an invasion of something, though. Cookie if you guess who's gonna get whomped.

You're beyond keeping this realistic, so don't worry about that. Quite the meteoric rise to power for young AJ.
You're beyond keeping this realistic, so don't worry about that. Quite the meteoric rise to power for young AJ.

Merci. :D I'm still going to avoid the invasion of Canada for right now, and let the pro-French simmer for a while longer. Remember Hamilton? Yeah, he's not going to end well. It'll be the Americans flexing their military might to show the British not to mess with them. Orleans, if it was real, would have been hopeless, anyway, so America's just gonna outright annex them to gain more territory, part of Jackson's "Manifest Destiny" ideology, and to get Hamilton and kick him out of government once and for all.
"You've Got to Give Him Credit for One Thing, Anthony:
He's a Persistent Little Bugger."


So were the words Jackson spoke to Duke Anthony Wayne upon yet another foiled attempt to capture Alexander Hamilton in the South. Hamilton had been preaching Federalism and Abolition to the slaves in the hopes of riding a black revolution to power.

The year was 1799, two years after Hamilton fled Orleans during the Subjugation. In those two years, he whipped up several slave revolts that started with the sacking and destruction of plantations and ended with the army putting them down in an extremely complete and bloody manner. He was not a threat to national stability, but he was a pain in the hind end. King Andrew thought just that when he declared a Royal Manhunt, the first of its kind. The entire country searched high and low for him. At last, Royal soldiers cornered him in a cave in lower Georgia. They told him they would fire if he did not come out. Faced with no other choice, he came out and was placed under arrest. He was taken to Philadelphia for Jackson and his advisers to decide what to do with him. They decided on exile to Russia. The Russian government, eager to befriend the newest monarchy, was willing to take Hamilton off the URAS's hands. Faced with exile to Siberia, Hamilton rolled his dice one more time.

Somehow, on the night of May 2nd, 1799, he managed to overpower his cell guard, take his sword and pistol, overpower ten more guards, tie them up, sneak out of the prison, and out into the city. It was not until morning that the guards were discovered, and by that time, Hamilton was laughing merrily as he rode a stolen horse due south.

The public was shocked by his miraculous escape and King Andrew discharged the guards that had been on duty. He then ordered a massive army to head south and capture and kill him once and for all. The army caught up with Hamilton three months later in the wilderness of South Carolina. Hamilton was staying in an abandoned log cabin with several ex-slaves. The army quietly surrounded the cabin and opened fire with all they had. The house was riddled with musket ball holes. They cautiously entered the building and found the ex-slaves dead on the floor, hit in a dozen places. Hamilton was not found. He ducked into the empty fireplace just at the right time to avoid being hit. When the soldiers then focused on the inside of the cabin, he crawled up and out the chimney, quietly stole one of the horses, and fled.

The "Persistent Little Bugger," now covered head to toe in chimney soot, had evaded capture once again, unbelievably.

A year later, he moved into an abandoned farm near Savannah. He thought himself safe there, but after his cow wandered into a neighbor's fields, the neighbor tried to be nice and brought it back. He was about to introduce himself when he recognized Hamilton's face. He tackled him, was knocked down, and pulled out his pistol as Hamilton ran out the door. Hamilton sprinted as fast as he could for his horse at the end of the path. The farmer took aim and fired, shooting Hamilton in the upper back. He screamed, fell to his knees, cursed the farmer, got up, and stumbled to his horse. The farmer reloaded and fired again, hitting him the back of the thigh. Once again, Hamilton screamed, cursed and got back up. The farmer bolted after him with a nearby stray board under his arm. He ran up behind him and raised the wood over his head, readying to strike. To the farmer's shock, Hamilton ripped it from his hands and attacked the farmer, breaking his arm and severely bruising his ribcage area. Hamilton struggled toward his horse once again. As a last resort, the farmer, in excruciating pain, grabbed the board and threw it as hard as he could. It hit Hamilton directly in the spine, breaking it in two. He collapsed immediately, two feet from his horse, and the legendary and infamous Alexander Hamilton was finally dead.
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Somehow, on the night of May 2nd, 1799, he managed to overpower his cell guard, take his sword and pistol, overpower ten more guards, tie them up, sneak out of the prison, and out into the city. It was not until morning that the guards were discovered, and by that time, Hamilton was laughing merrily as he rode a stolen horse due south.

Couldn't help but laugh at the audacity of Alexander here. Such a brilliant play-out. The man is so ingenious that he seems to have the capability to do anything. :D:D:D

At least he certainly seems to have had a better end than he did in OTL. Of course, i think his legacy will be worse off under the Jacksonian reign.
This TL just made me like Alexander Hamilton even more. Seriously. the guy is brilliant.

Anyway. This TL is going very well, i am interested in seeing how far you take it. And in what direction. You sir, are doing well.

Thanks! Glad you like it! :D New stuff later.

Oh, and I can't wait till I get to the "Camelot Era," hehe.

That was just a small idea for this. I have plenty of others that will really surprise you and are much less obvious than the Kennedys.
is there going to be a "castle" or "palace" style building in place of the white house?

Very interesting. I think I'll go with a "complex," with different buildings sprawling over a city to express grandeur. Like the Tuileries Palace, but American style and bigger, and being the home of every major government office.
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