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Including documents from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government as well as sentiments expressed by opinion leaders of the day, this book provides concisely edited primary sources that cover the Jackson period from March 1829 through the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.
• Provides readers with a clearer understanding of why President Andrew Jackson was such a controversial figure
• Supplies historical context for explaining the causes and effects of American westward expansionism, especially as they related to slavery
• Shows how arguments for women's rights emerged along with those of the rights for African Americans
• Impartially presents the arguments both for and against slavery and states' rights that led up to the American Civil War