Tag: Democracy in America

George Catlin

George Catlin, Chronicler of Native American Life

George Catlin (1796-1872) WHO HE WAS: George Catlin was an American painter, author, and traveler who became one of the first artists to document the Native American peoples and the Western United States landscape. With a background in law, Catlin turned to painting, driven by a self-assigned mission to preserve the culture of Native Americans

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper, Chronicler of the American Frontier

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) WHO HE WAS: James Fenimore Cooper was an iconic American writer known for his historical romances of frontier and Native American life. He is best remembered for his five-book Leatherstocking series, including “The Last of the Mohicans,” which vividly depicted the early American frontier and the clashes between Native American cultures

Missouri Compromise

Map of Free and Slave States

Missouri Compromise Washington DC 06 March 1820 With the purchase of the Louisiana Territory and the application of Missouri for statehood, the long-standing balance between the number of slave states and the number of free states would be changed. Controversy arose within Congress over the issue of slavery. Congress adopted this legislation and admitted Missouri

Monroe Doctrine

A caricature of England and Germany responding to the Venezuelan Blockade.

Monroe Doctrine President James Monroe Washington DC 02 December 1823 The Monroe Doctrine was enunciated by President James Monroe in his annual message to Congress on the state of the union. “American continents…are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers…” At the time, the influence of Spain, France,

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) WHO HE WAS: John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. Son of the second president, John Adams, his career was distinguished by his roles as diplomat, Senator, and as a leading advocate for national infrastructure projects and