John Quincy Adams.
American History

The Presidential Election of 1824: The Republican Contenders

February 1, 2021

The presidential election of 1824 was significant because it marked the beginning of the end of the caucus system and the development of a new two-party system in America. The collapse of the Federalists resulted in all the contenders being Republicans. […]

Women working at textile machines, at the American Woolen Company, Boston.
American History

The Consequences of the Industrial Revolution in America

December 31, 2020

The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new era of prosperity for the American republic. However, this prosperity led to bitterness between the entrepreneurs and the erstwhile artisans and between the entrepreneurs and the operatives. […]

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American History

Was the Republic Turning To A Democracy After the Panic of 1819?

December 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the panic of 1819, the Republican Party was forced to adopt new ways for presidential nominations, which first moved into state legislatures and then into national convention. Thus, the republic was turning to a democracy under the pressure of the panic of 1819. […]

American History

Dealing With the Crisis of the Panic in 1819

December 29, 2020

The Panic of 1819 was the first economic crisis that America had encountered and there was wide discontent amongst the citizens. The crisis led to some reforms in the election processes. […]

Old barn and spring colors in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.

Government Land Sales to Immigrants in American West

December 18, 2020

European immigrants who went to the West had immense possibilities to make a living through farming. The government sold federally owned land at meager prices. Still, most of them could not afford to buy the land. That is where speculators came to help. […]

Winter in the Country, by George Henry Durrie, 1858, American painting, oil on canvas. This New England scene was typical of the New Haven artist's work from 1854-63.

American Rural and Urban Life in the 1800s

December 18, 2020

Although many immigrants moved to the West to farm the lands, many people remained in cities. The mingling of immigrants with Americans presented many challenges that permanently changed the political and social structures of America. […]

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