America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the by John Bicknell

By John Bicknell

The yr 1844 observed a momentous presidential election, spiritual turmoil, westward enlargement, and diverse different interwoven occasions that profoundly affected the U.S. as a kingdom. writer and journalist John Bicknell info those compelling occasions during this strange heritage booklet. He explains how the election of James okay. Polk guaranteed the growth that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This happened amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the assumption within the approaching moment coming of Christ, the homicide of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those parts illustrate the competing visions of the yankee destiny and the way Polk’s victory cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental country.

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