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Legacy of an Autocratic Ruler

Andrew Jackson's two-term presidency was marked by contradictions and controversy. Learn about his policies related to Indian removal and the national bank. Analyze political battles between the Whigs and Democrats.
Online
2015; 2004
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Pressures From Within

The War of 1812 magnified the need for a stronger national government. Explore the patterns of growth and expansion in the early 19th century. Learn about President James Monroe's 'Era of Good Feelings,' the Missouri Compromise, and the Monroe Doctrine.
Online
2015; 2004
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Rivals and Friends

Many factors made the contests for second and third presidents of the United States bitter battles. Learn about the presidencies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and how the Supreme Court affected both presidencies.
Online
2015; 2004
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Best Laid Plans

President Thomas Jefferson continued his efforts to minimize the national government during his second term of office. Learn about the growth of cities, the Louisiana Purchase, and the War of 1812.
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2015; 2004
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Warrior to Priest: Presidents of the Early 1900s

Learn about the progressive U.S. presidents of the early 20th century. Appraise how Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson each expanded the role of the federal government in American's lives and secured the status of the United States a world power.
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2015; 2004
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He Brought the People With Him

The controversial election of 1824 gave the presidency to John Quincy Adams but set the stage for the 'Age of the Common Man,' when the country was run for the first time by a 'Washington outsider.' Learn about South Carolina's nullification crisis.
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2015; 2004