By Robert D. Geise M. Ed.

American historical past to 1877 covers the entire significant subject matters, old figures, significant dates and occasions out of your introductory American historical past classes. issues coated contain Pre-Columbian the United States to the post-Civil struggle Reconstruction period.

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An attempt to remove Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase on partisan political grounds failed. 58 Key 34 The Louisiana Purchase OVERVIEW The most popular and far-reaching achievement of the Jefferson administration was the purchase of the Louisiana territory, which opened vast new lands and stimulated continental expansion. Geographical significance: The Louisiana territory defined the western border of the United States after the 1783 Treaty of Paris. The Mississippi River and New Orleans were important to Western agriculture.

A variety of institutes and societies existed, some endowed by wealthy philanthropists. • The lyceum and Chautauqua movements provided popular public lectures. • Subscription and, later, tax-supported public libraries were opened. 84 Key 52 An American culture OVERVIEW The "Age of the Common Man" saw the emergence of a distinctive American majority culture increasingly independent of, yet related to, European influences. A predominant Anglo-American culture had emerged by 1860. Minority cultures, notably AfricanAmerican, survived underground.

Congress failed to override the veto. Election of 1832: For the first time, party conventions were used, nominating Democrat Jackson and National Republican Henry Clay. • Jackson interpreted his victory as a mandate to dismantle the Bank. • Jackson had Secretary of the Treasury Taney remove federal funds and deposit them in state-chartered (pet) banks. • These banks printed inflationary paper currency. • The rise of state debt, a proposal to distribute surplus federal funds to the states, and speculation in Western land added to the financial crisis.

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