Andrew Jackson, Volume 1: The Course of American Empire, by Robert V. Remini

By Robert V. Remini

To be had in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes characterize the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the function Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a posh personality who has usually been obvious easily as a rough-hewn state normal. quantity lines Jackson's senatorial profession, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he was once confronted: the nullification main issue, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the nation over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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In the western areas of Europe in particular, strong new monarchs were eager to enhance the commercial development of their nations. Ever since the early fourteenth century, when Marco Polo and other adventurers had returned from Asia bearing exotic spices, cloths, and dyes, and even more exotic tales, Europeans who craved commercial glory had dreamed above all of trade with the East. For two centuries, that trade had been limited by the difficulties of the long overland journey to the Asian courts.

But a century and a half later, the population had rebounded. With that growth came a reawakening of commerce. A new merchant class was emerging to meet the rising demand for goods from abroad. As trade increased, and as advances in navigation made long-distance sea travel more feasible, interest in expanding trade even further grew quickly. The second change was the emergence of new governments that were more united and powerful than the feeble political entities of the feudal past. In the western areas of Europe in particular, strong new monarchs were eager to enhance the commercial development of their nations.

The new Patterns of Popular Culture essays in this edition of The Unfinished Nation provide a cultural context for the political and economic events discussed in each chapter. In conjunction with existing America in the World and Debating the Past essays, these features help students to understand both the causes and effects of our evolving past. In addition, the new fold-out timelines packaged in the front of each volume of The Unfinished Nation give students a visual sense of how events are contextually connected and related.

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