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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The Jeffersonian Republic (1801-1824)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Outline Jefferson's political principles and philosophy of agrarianism.

Discuss Jefferson's domestic and foreign policies as president, and their relationship to his political principles.

Describe the process of western expansion after 1800 and the response of native peoples.

Discuss the course of American foreign policy both before and after the War of 1812, in a way that explains causes and consequences of the war.

Describe American nationalism after the War of 1812.