An Embattled President, Immigration Reform, Religious Fervor and New Technology Marks America of...1844
Chicago Review Press/American Antiquarian Society/The Bridgeman Art Library "Catholic Priests Burning Bibles," an illustration from an anti-Catholic pamphlet, 1842.
America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation
By John Bicknell
Chicago Review Press
It was a tumultuous year for the United States. An embattled President whose public approval was dropping fast waged legislative war against an unfriendly Congress.
Immigration was a hot topic as natural born citizens and those new to these shores clashed in riots and demonstrations. Religious leaders were prepping for Christ's return, and a new communication method was linking people and messages at faster than ever speed.
Welcome to America in...1844.