The Nation Takes Shape

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Critical Book Review III: The Nation Takes Shape In his book, The Nation Takes Shape, Marcus Cunliffe outlines what he calls a half a century of immense progress. He focuses in on the period of time from after the Constitution is drafted to the end of Andrew Jackson’s presidency. (1789-1837). In his book he outlines the major events pertaining to the evolution of our newly independent country. He illustrates the steps that the nation …

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…Constitution. That is showing nationalism by only allowing the government to do what the people have given it powered to do. He also did what was in his power to better the common man in the economy. His actions were what became known as Jacksonian Democracy. All of these factors were a part of the expansion and development of the nation. In the book one really gets the idea of how the nation took shape.