History Now 22 (Winter 2009)

Andrew Jackson and His World

From the Editor

In the decades immediately following the War of 1812, the face of America changed. Population grew and young Americans far outnumbered their parents. For many the West beckoned, and settlers poured into the region west of the original thirteen colonies until they reached the mighty Mississippi River. Pride, optimism and a keen nationalism replaced the founding generation’s anxiety about the survival of thirteen separate and often quarreling states. An American school of art was flourishing; an American dictionary assured citizens that the...More »