Early United States History

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Early United States History

The early years of the United States, roughly 1800–1840, drastically shaped the political and social history of the country. Learn about major events in early United States history, such as the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the rise of Jacksonian democracy.

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  • A major development in United States history was westward expansion, which came to symbolize the American spirit. Westward expansion, also referred to as Manifest Destiny, is a common theme found in many of the links below.

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