Defining Documents in American History: Manifest Destiny and the New Nation (1803-1859), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429837454
  • ISBN-13: 9781429837453
  • DDC: 973.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 724 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This series offers a broad range of historical documents on important authors and subjects in American history, with primary source documents, in-depth analysis, and comprehensive lesson plans. This volume is centered on the following themes: Antebellum Law & Politics; Manifest Destiny; The Spirit of Reform; African American Protest Literature; The New American Identity; Religious Expansion; and Native American Land & Autonomy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Complete List of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Other Frontmatter.
Antebellum Law and Politics.
1: Speech in Congress on the War of 1812.
2: McCulloch v. Maryland.
3: The Monroe Doctrine.
4: Gibbons v. Ogden.
5: President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress “On Indian Removal”.
6: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable.
7: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia.
8: Fugitive Slave Act.
9: Compromise of 1850.
10: Dred Scott v. Sandford.
11: Lincoln's “House Divided” Speech.
12: On the Irrepressible Conflict.
13: Supplemental Historical Documents.
Manifest Destiny.
14: Louisiana Purchase Treaty.
15: The Journals of Lewis and Clark.
16: California and Its Inhabitants.
17: On Texan Independence.
18: A Foreigner in My Own Land.
19: Across the Plains in 1844.
20: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
21: People v. Hall.
22: On Seizing Land from Native Californians.
23: The Discovery of Gold in California.
24: Supplemental Historical Documents.
The Spirit of Reform.
25: “Observations on the Real Rights of Women”.
26: A Plan for Improving Female Education.
27: Condition of Women.
28: The Nature and Occasions of Intemperance.
29: Address Delivered before the General Trades' Union of the City of New York.
30: Lowell Mill Girls.
31: The Sphere of Woman and Man as Moral Beings the Same.
32: Self-Reliance.
33: The Great Lawsuit: Man versus Men, Woman versus Women.
34: Manifesto of Robert Owen.
35: Address to the First Women's Rights Convention, July 19,1848.
36: Resistance to Civil Government.
37: The Trial of John Brown.
38: Supplemental Historical Documents.