By Patricia L. Dooley
In the 1st twenty years of the nineteenth century, the early American Republic emerged from below the shadow of the interior and exterior threats that had previously plagued its development in the direction of independence, and with elevated self belief in its capability as a political establishment and as an army energy, started to think of the rules that might be sure the country's path sooner or later. In deciding upon those rules, no matter if army, financial, or political, no unmarried establishment used to be extra instrumental than the press—the engine of the nationwide cognizance, within the phrases of Thomas Jefferson. With this targeted selection of fundamental files, scholars, students, and different readers should be in a position to debate the problems critical to this period.
Beginning with an in depth review of the interval, this booklet specializes in 26 urgent problems with the early republic. each one factor is gifted with an introductory essay and a number of fundamental records from the newspapers of the day, illustrating each side of the controversy. a few of the matters therefore mentioned contain: the nation's first regime switch (as the Federalists misplaced keep watch over of the White residence to the Republicans); the Louisiana buy; the conflict of 1812; slave revolts; the terror of immigrants; disunion; and the wars opposed to the Indians. it is a ideal source for college students drawn to the early republic and the particular evaluations and phrases of these involved
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The Early Republic: Primary Documents on Events from 1799 to 1820 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time) by Patricia L. Dooley