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The Age of Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratic Party
Stephen Engle

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Historians are fascinated by Andrew Jackson and his impact on the development of the Democratic Party. He was a complex man whose forceful personality (he was universally known as “Old Hickory”) influenced the political culture of his time, as he dominated both the presidency and Congress for two terms (1828-36). The years characterized by a struggle for popular rights and the issues and events that informed the development of the second major political party have become known as the "Jacksonian Era." Historian Stephen D. Engle revisits the Jackson presidency and examines the gap between the appearance and the reality of what we have come to believe about that time and how it relates to our current political culture.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Stephen Engle teaches 19th-Century America, including the Age of Jefferson and Jackson, and has completed a new book on Federalism during the American Civil War.  He holds a PhD in American History and has been at FAU since 1990, serving for five years as History Department chair.  He is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and lecturer for the Smithsonian Institution's Associates Program. In 2016, he was named FAU's Distinguished Teacher of the Year.

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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Non-member - $35
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