By Robert D. Geise M. Ed.
American historical past to 1877 covers the entire significant subject matters, ancient figures, significant dates and occasions out of your introductory American heritage classes. subject matters coated contain Pre-Columbian the USA to the post-Civil battle Reconstruction period.
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New England produced the first distinguished American historians (Bancroft, Parkman, Prescott). Publications: Magazines, some illustrated, and newspapers began to reach a wide audience with the introduction of new printing machinery from Europe. • The first penny daily was the New York Sun (1833). • Horace Greeley's New York Tribune became the nation's most influential newspaper. Music and theater: Gained popularity. • European musical talent, such as Jenny Lind, the Swedish 85 Nightingale, toured the country, but native American themes also emerged (Stephen Foster's adaptations of American folk music).
Few free blacks chose to voluntarily return to Africa. Abolitionists: • William Lloyd Garrison established The Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper, in 1831. He supported immediate liberation without compensation to owners. • The American Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1833. It later split over inclusion of women. • Wendell Phillips in New England and Theodore Weld in the West were other leading abolitionists. • Blacks played leading roles (see Key 62). Opposition: Most viewed abolitionists as dangerous fanatics.
However, growing disputes with Hamilton helped lead to Jefferson's resignation from the cabinet (1793). In 1796: Congressional caucuses chose John Adams and Thomas Pinckney (of South Carolina) as Federalist candidates and Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr (of New York) as Republican candidates (sectional balance of tickets may already be seen). 52 Key 31 The Adams administration OVERVIEW President John Adams was preoccupied with an undeclared war with France and with a related domestic civil liberties crisis.