Early National America ,1790-1850

Early National America ,1790-1850

by Tim McNeese


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When George Washington took the reins of the presidency in 1789, the United States was little more than a youthful republic largely populated by farmers who could not imagine their country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But within three generations, the nation stretched across the continent, reliant on steam power and machines to connect its people. Cities had sprung up across the landscape; the idea of democracy had been redefined; two large-scale wars and a scattering of Indian conflicts left the country stronger and more nationalistic than ever. Early National America: 1790-1850 explains how the first formative years of the country's existence shaped the nation we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604133516
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Discovering U. S. History Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exploring the West 7

Map: States and Territories 14

1 The New Nation Takes Shape 17

2 The War of 1812 33

3 The Era of Good Feelings 51

4 The Age of Jackson 70

5 A New American Spirit 88

6 The Reach of the American Empire 105

Chronology and Timeline 120

Glossary 125

Bibliography 128

Further Resources 130

Picture Credits 132

Index 133

About the Author and Consultant 136

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