eBook Documenting America: The Primary Source Documents of a Nation: From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307354
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307357
  • DDC: 973.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Characterized largely by expansionism, economic growth, and social and political reform, the period in American history following the War of 1812 proved advantageous to a number of Americans. Even as many industries flourished, political unrest remained on the horizon as legislators debated the issue of slavery and the handling of newly acquired territories. Complete with eyewitness descriptions of key events and issues as well as seminal documents of the time, this absorbing volume recounts the historical, cultural, economic, and political developments of the United States in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Era of Mixed Feelings.
2: Effects of the War of 1812.
3: Document: James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine (1823).
4: National Disunity.
5: Document: John Marshall: Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819).
6: Document: John Quincy Adams: Slavery and the Constitution (1820).
7: The Economy.
8: Transportation Revolution.
9: Document: Henry Clay: The Protective Tariff (1824).
10: Beginnings of Industrialization.
11: Document: Davy Crockett: A Tour of the Lowell Mills (1835).
12: Social Developments.
13: Birth of American Culture.
14: Document: Edgar Allan Poe: “To Science” (1829).
15: Document: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “The Village Blacksmith” (1841).
16: Document: James Russell Lowell: Opposition to Nationalism in Literature (1843).
17: Document: Walt Whitman: “I Hear America Singing” (1860).
18: The People.
19: Document: John Humphrey Noyes: The Nashoba Community (1828).
20: Cities.
21: Education and the Role of Women.
22: Document: Catharine Beecher: The Profession of a Woman (1829).
23: Elizabeth Blackwell.
24: Wealth.
25: Document: Thomas Skidmore: The Unequal Distribution of Property (1829).
26: Jacksonian Democracy.
27: The Democratization of Politics.
28: Document: A Plea for Manhood Suffrage (1829).
29: The Jacksonians.
30: Document: Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith: The Inauguration of Andrew Jackson (1829).
31: The Major Parties.
32: Document: John C. Calhoun: States' Rights and Nullification (1832).
33: Minor Parties.
34: Locofoco Party.
35: An Age of Reform.
36: Document: The Seneca Falls Declaration on Women's Rights (1848).
37: Abolitionism.
38: Document: William Lloyd Garrison: For Immediate Abolition (1831).
39: Support of Reform Movements.
40: Religious-Inspired Reform.
41: Brook Farm.
42: Expansionism and Political Crisis at Mid-Century.
43: Westward Expansion.
44: Document: John L. O'Sullivan: Our Manifest Destiny (1845).
45: Document: Andrew Jackson: On Indian Removal (1830).
46: Attitudes Toward Expansionism.
47: Document: Territorial Expansion and the Extension of Slavery (1847).
Conclusion.
Primary Source Documents.
James Monroe: The Monroe Doctrine (1823).
John Marshall: Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819).
John Quincy Adams: Slavery and the Constitution (1820).
Henry Clay: The Protective Tariff (1824).
Davy Crockett: A Tour of the Lowell Mills (1835).
James Russell Lowell: Opposition to Nationalism in Literature (1843).
John Humphrey Noyes: The Nashoba Community (1828).
Catharine Beecher: The Profession of a Woman (1829).
Thomas Skidmore: The Unequal Distribution of Property (1829).
A Plea for Manhood Suffrage (1829).
Mrs. Samuel Harrison Smith: The Inauguration of Andrew Jackson (1829).
John C. Calhoun: States' Rights and Nullification (1832).
The Seneca Falls Declaration on Women's Rights (1848).
William Lloyd Garrison: For Immediate Abolition (1831).
John L. O'Sullivan: Our Manifest Destiny (1845).
Andrew Jackson: On Indian Removal (1830).
Territorial Expansion and the Extension of Slavery (1847).
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.