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Antebellum America

Antebellum America, 1815-1860

The assessments below focus upon people and events during Antebellum America, 1815-1860. These sources often stress the expansion and growth of the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century, along with growing political and social regional divides. Many of these sources especially address slavery within the U.S. Other topics include the Jacksonian era, the Texas Revolution, Indian Removal, the Gold Rush, and the coming of the Civil War.