This co-sponsored colloquium will focus on Jackson’s presidency is generally interpreted as signifying the moment when democracy becomes an overwhelming political and moral force in America that pushes aside a republican understanding of government. The key issues of Jackson’s presidency, which this conference will explore, center on the Jacksonian coalition’s understanding of union, liberty, representation, equality, republicanism, and economic growth and the impact such understanding would have for the rechartering of the National Bank, Indian removal, and states’ rights.
Tour: Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage
Discussion Leader: Dr. Daniel Monroe, Professor of History at Millikin University
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; Applications accepted on a rolling basis after deadline.
Participation is based on a competitive application process. Qualifications are below.