HIST 32200 The Age of Jackson

When he won the election of 1828, Andrew Jackson rose as an emblem of the age. The era in which Jackson lived was one of change in America, a transformation from the days of the founding fathers that was marked by revolutions in industry and transportation, westward expansion, the emergence of a new political and partisan order, and new calls for reforms in the social and political order. This course will examine the period in American history that bears the name of the seventh president, the reasons Jackson became such a symbol of the period, and the issues and events leading to the era we call the Age of Jackson and its aftermath.




ENGL 17000 with a C or better; junior standing.