By John Bicknell
The 12 months 1844 observed a momentous presidential election, spiritual turmoil, westward growth, and various different interwoven occasions that profoundly affected the U.S. as a kingdom. writer and journalist John Bicknell info those compelling occasions during this strange historical past ebook. He explains how the election of James ok. Polk guaranteed the growth that introduced Texas, California, and Oregon into the union. This happened amidst anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic violence, the assumption within the coming near near moment coming of Christ, the homicide of Joseph Smith, Charles Goodyear’s patenting of vulcanized rubber, the near-death of President John Tyler in a freak naval explosion, and masses extra. All of those components illustrate the competing visions of the yank destiny and the way Polk’s victory cemented the imaginative and prescient of a continental nation.
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