Topic #7 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

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Questions:

  1. What did Alexis de Tocqueville admire most about America when he visited here in 1831?  What caused him worries?
  2. What fears were present in the minds of most Americans as they entered an era of economic change/industrialization and westward expansion in the early 19c?
  3. What were the general characteristics of "Jacksonian Democracy" [its philosophy, practice, etc.]?
  4. What was the reaction in New York and Rhode Island to the democratization of American politics?
  5. What groups were excluded from this widening of political opportunity?  Why?
  6. How have historians differed over the nature of Jacksonian Democracy?
  7. How did the ideology of the "Albany Regency," led by Martin Van Buren, change peoples' views concerning political parties?
  8. How did the spoils system fit into Jackson's "democratic" plans?  What other means did he use to bring more people into the political process?
  9. What was John C. Calhoun's theory of nullification as set forth in the South Carolina Exposition and Protest?
  10. What were the origins of the Calhoun-Jackson split?  How did the Eaton Affair contribute to this division?
  11. What was the major point of disagreement between Webster and Hayne?  What arguments were advanced on either side?  How did this debate fit into the controversy between Jackson and Calhoun?
  12. What precipitated the nullification crisis in 1832?  How was it finally resolved?
 

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  Assignment #2
 

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Questions:

  1. What  were the whites' attitudes toward Native American tribes?  How did they contribution to the decision in favor of their removal westward?
  2. What was the program (inherited by Jackson) designed to deal with the Indians who lived east of the Mississippi?  What happened when this program was applied to the Cherokee in Georgia?
  3. Explain the Supreme Court's decisions regarding the Indian tribes and Jackson's response.
  4. How did Jackson's action in the matter of the Cherokee removal correspond to his views on the role of the president and on the issue of states' rights?
  5. How were Jackson's views concerning the Indians "little different" from those of most white Americans?  What was the meaning of "removal?"
  6. Why was the outcome of the Seminole War different from that of the Trail of Tears?
  7. What were some of the alternatives to Indian removal?
  8. What is the difference between the views of "hard-money" followers and "soft-money" advocates?  President Jackson allied himself with which group?  Why?
  9. What was Jackson's opinion on the Bank of the United States?  On what did he base his views?  What other factors contributed to his stand?
  10. What roles did Daniel Webster and Henry Clay play in the re-chartering of the Second Bank of the United States?
  11. How did Jackson respond to the efforts to re-charter the Second BUS?  What reasons did he give for his action?
  12. How did the supporters of the Bank respond to Jackson's action?  What did Biddle do?  What were the results?
  13. How did the Supreme Court under Roger B. Taney differ from the court under John Marshall?  What groups profited from Taney's decisions?
 

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  Assignment #3
 

Activity:

 
  Assignment #4
 

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Questions:

  1. Create a CHART that lists the major components of Whig and Democratic political philosophies.  Add to it a list of chief constituents of each party and identify the parts of the country from which they came.
  2. Why did the Whigs attach themselves to the Anti-Masons?
  3. Which cultural and religious groups were attracted to the Democratic Party and why?   to the Whig Party and why?
  4. What were the major components of Clay's "American System?"
  5. What was the Whig strategy in the election of 1836?  Who was their candidate?  Why was he selected?
  6. What were the results of the 1836 presidential election?
  7. What was the general condition of the American economy in 1836?  What factors contributed to that condition?
  8. What caused the Panic of 1837?  What effect did it have on the nation?  on the Democratic Party?
  9. What programs did Martin Van Buren propose?  How did these proposals reflect the balance of power in the Democratic Party?
  10. How did the "penny press" capture the spirit of the "Age of Jackson?"
  11. Why did the Whigs select William Henry Harrison as their presidential candidate in 1840?  How did his campaign set a new pattern for presidential contests?
  12. What was the legislative program that Clay and the leading Whigs hoped to institute under Tyler?  On what parts did Tyler agree?  disagree?
  13. What was the origin of the split between Tyler and Clay?  What effect did it have on the administration?  on the Whig Party?
  14. What were the accomplishments of Whig diplomacy?
  15. How did the advent of the "penny press" reflect the social, technological, and cultural changes taking place in America during the 1820s and 1830s?
 

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Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes -->  chapter 9
  2. My Quizzes -->  A    B    C
     
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Lecture outline --> "Jacksonian America and Western Expansion" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  4. Note Cards -->  351-400
  5. Presidential Election Data --> 1800    1804    1808    1812    1816    1820    1824

 




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