Jacksonian Democracy


The era of Jacksonian Democracy—which stretched from the early 1800s to just before the Civil War—was characterized by several prominent national issues that were the subject of great controversy, including the rise of evangelical religion and the problem of slavery. This period also saw the rise of individualism and great advances in technology, as the nation expanded ever further westward.


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Bradley J. Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Professor in American Studies at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from Utah State University, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.