The Jacksonian period under review in this dictionary served as a transition period for the United States.
The growing pains of the republic's infancy, during which time Americans learned that their nation would survive transitions of political power, gave way to the uncertainty of adolescence.
While the United States did not win its second war, the War of 1812, with its mother country, it reaffirmed its independence and experienced significant maturation in many areas following the conflict's end in 1815.
As the second generation of leaders took charge in the 1820s, the United States experienced the challenges of adulthood.
The height of those adult years, from 1829 to 1849, is the focus of the Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.
The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this era in American history.