History 351 (Hi 45) Jacksonian America

Class Meeting Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30 AM-11:20 AM

Description of the Course: This course will explore the history of America between 1825 and 1850. This period is often called "Jacksonian America" after our seventh president Andrew Jackson, but it is also called the Age of Reform, the Age of Association, the Second American Party System, the Market Revolution, and Antebellum America. These varied terms show what the course will cover: social movements to change society, the mixing of religion and politics, the origins of our current political parties, slavery and how it led to the Civil War, the development of capitalist America, and transportation and communications revolutions that rival the importance of the internet. Throw in the Mexican American War, Indian Removals, and the start of the women's rights movements, and you have a period of excitement, change and ferment in American history.

This course is taught by: Professor Beth Salerno

Click here to see a syllabus from the last time Professor Salerno taught this course. Please note that the syllabus can change substantially from semester to semester.

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