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1 The Collision Of Cultures
2 Britain And Its Colonies
3 Colonial Ways Of Life
4 The Imperial Perspective
5 From Empire To Independence
6 The American Revolution
7 Shaping A Federal Union
8 The Federalist Era
9 The Early Republic
10 Nationalism And Sectionalism
11 The Jacksonian Impulse
12 The Dynamics Of Growth
13 An American Renaissance: Religion, Romanticism, And Reform
14 Manifest Destiny
15 The Old South
16 The Crisis Of Union
17 The War Of The Union
18 Reconstruction: North And South
19 New Frontiers: South And West
20 Big Business And Organized Labor
21 The Emergence Of Urban America
22 Gilded-age Politics And Agrarian Revolt
23 An American Empire
24 The Progressive Era
25 America And The Great War
26 The Modern Temper
27 Republican Resurgence And Decline
28 New Deal America
29 From Isolation To Global War
30 The Second World War
31 The Fair Deal And Containment
32 Through The Picture Window: Society And Culture, 1945–1960
33 Conflict And Deadlock: The Eisenhower Years
34 New Frontiers: Politics And Social Change In The 1960s
35 Rebellion And Reaction In The 1960s And 1970s
36 A Conservative Insurgency
37 Triumph And Tragedy: America At The Turn Of The Century

  1. New Political Culture
    1. Mass politics
      1. Easing voting restrictions
      2. Common-man politician
    2. Political parties
      1. Stands on issues
      2. Nominating conventions
      3. Party machines
    3. Elite control
  2. Jackson takes office
    1. Political appointments
    2. Calhoun-Van Buren rivalry
      1. Peggy Eaton affair
      2. Internal improvements
        1. Maysville Road Bill
        2. Jackson’s veto
  3. Nullification issue and crisis
    1. Situation in Calhoun’s South Carolina
    2. Calhoun’s theory of nullification
      1. Abandons nationalism
      2. South Carolina Exposition and Protest
    3. The Webster-Hayne debate
      1. Initial issue of western lands
      2. States’ rights vs. nationalism
      3. Impact of the dispute
    4. Break with Calhoun
      1. Jefferson Day Dinner
        1. Jackson’s toast
        2. Calhoun’s response
      2. Revelation of Calhoun’s 1818 view of Jackson
      3. Changes in cabinet
      4. Appointment of Van Buren
      5. Calhoun’s reaction
    5. Nullification crisis
      1. South Carolina’s actions
        1. Nullification ordinance
        2. Reactions
      2. Jackson asks for Force Bill
      3. Calhoun opposes secession
      4. Clay’s compromise approved
      5. South Carolina rescinds nullification
  4. Racial prejudice in Jacksonian era
    1. Equality versus white supremacy
    2. Attitudes toward blacks
      1. Treatment of northern free blacks
        1. Segregation
        2. Anti-black riots
      2. Southern slavery
    3. Jackson’s Indian policy
      1. Jackson’s attitude
      2. Indian removal treaties negotiated
      3. The Black Hawk War and other resistance
      4. Cherokee “Trail of Tears”
        1. Background to the Georgia actions
        2. Supreme Court rulings
        3. Jackson’s reaction
        4. Cherokee removal
  5. The bank controversy
    1. Opposition of the bank
    2. Contributions of the bank
    3. The effort to recharter
      1. Biddle’s plan
      2. Impact of Jackson’s veto
  6. The election of 1832
    1. Innovations
      1. Rise of the Anti-Masonic party
      2. Use of national conventions
    2. Results of the election
  7. Jackson’s renewed war on the B.U.S.
    1. Removal of deposits
    2. Use of “pet banks”
    3. Economic impact of the changes
      1. B.U.S. tightening of credit
      2. Speculative binge
      3. Increase in land sales
      4. Increases in state debts
    4. Deflation
      1. Terms and impact of the Distribution Act
      2. Importance of the Specie Circular
      3. International complications
  8. The new party system
    1. The Whig party
      1. Sources of support
      2. Whig philosophy
    2. The election of 1836
      1. Nature of the contest
      2. Results
  9. The Van Buren administration
    1. Van Buren’s background
    2. The Panic of 1837
      1. Causes and effects
      2. Van Buren’s attitude and actions
    3. Creation of the Independent Treasury
      1. Whigs and economic development
      2. Passage in 1840
    4. Other issues of the time
  10. The election of l840
    1. Parties and candidates
    2. Nature of the campaign
    3. Outcome
  11. Assessing the Jackson years
    1. Development of political parties
    2. Conflicting interpretations of Jackson
    3. Consequences of Jackson’s laissez-faire policies

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