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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The Opening of America (1815-1850)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Explain the nature of the market revolution and its importance to American economic growth after 1815.

Describe the transportation revolution and its impact on the economy.

State the role of the Supreme Court in promoting economic growth and investment.

Describe the impact of technology, the rise of factories, and the changing lives of workers in this period.

Describe the impact of the market revolution on American society and values, with particular attention to economic specialization, the concentration of wealth, the increased discipline of the clock, and the boom-bust cycle.

State the terms and significance of the Missouri Compromise.