AMH 4160


The Early Republic, 1789-1848


Credits: 3; Prereq: 6 credits of history.

Social, political, cultural and economic history of America in its formative years. The Age of Jefferson (1789-1824) and the period of the first party system, including the policies and the wars of the Virginia dynasty. The second half, the Age of Jackson (1824-1848), discusses the rise of the Democratic and Whig parties, Indian removal, trends in religion and reform, further western expansion and the sectionally divisive Mexican War. (H) (WR)