We will study the transformation of the economy and society in antebellum America, as well as the transformation of politics in antebellum America. We will trace the religious and reform movements of antebellum America. We will examine the role of manifest destiny in our westward expansion and territorial acquisitions as well as in the War with Mexico. We will also study the origins of the New South, the development of the west, and the rise of industrial America. We will examine urban society and the problems that came with cities, as well as agrarian discontent and the rise of populism and progressivism.