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Jacksonian & Antebellum America

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  • Unit: The Jacksonian Age and Antebellum America
    • Qualm (n): an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear
    • SWBAT: The student will be able to identify the key political, social, and economic transformations that took place during the age of Jackson and Antebellum America.
    • Warm-up: What stuck out as interesting to you during Antebellum America? How does this relate to our course themes?
  • Unit: The Jacksonian Age and Antebellum America Unit overview
  • Transformation of the Economy and Society in Antebellum America
    • The transportation revolution and creation of a national market economy
    • Beginnings of industrialization and changes in social and class structures
    • Immigration and nativist reaction
    • Planters, yeoman farmers, and slaves in the cotton South
  • The Transformation of Politics in Antebellum America
    • Emergence of the second party system
    • Federal authority and its opponents: judicial federalism, the Bank War, tariff controversy, and states’ rights debates
    • Jacksonian democracy and its successes and limitations
  • Religion, Reform, and Renaissance in Antebellum America
    • Evangelical Protestant revivalism
    • Social reforms
    • Ideals of domesticity
    • Transcendentalism and utopian communities
    • American Renaissance: literary and artistic expressions
  • Territorial Expansion and Manifest Destiny
    • Forced removal of American Indians to the trans-Mississippi West
    • Western migration and cultural interactions
    • Territorial acquisitions
    • Early U.S. imperialism: the Mexican War
  • Course Themes:
    • American Diversity
    • Economic Transformations
    • Culture
    • Demographic Changes
    • Reform
    • Politics and Citizenship
    • Slavery and Its Legacies in North America
  • Organizing Themes and Material Course Theme Event/Term Event/Term 2 Definition Significance Definition Significance
  • Organizing Themes and Material Increase of Democratic Politics Election of 1828 Universal Male Suffrage Viewed as a watershed election, Won every state west of Appalachians All white males could vote, Social class and religion Did not matter Political changes occurred During Jacksonian era, Common man had more Representation. Women and Blacks still not allowed to vote Democrat Jackson v. Adams, “Old Hickory” won
  • References:
    • AP U.S. History Course Description .pdf Retrieved from: http: //apcentral . collegeboard . com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index .html
    • Newman, J. J., Schmalback, J. M. (2002) United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. Amsco School Publications.