ASSIGNMENT SHEET – AP U.S. HISTORY

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Unit 4 – THE AGE OF JACKSON Chp. 13-15 & 17 (skip 16) 10/22 – 11/7

Organizing Principle – During the “Reign of Jackson,” politics became more democratic, the power of the
Presidency increased, America became more optimistic and expansionistic, and
sectionalism supplanted nationalism.

Topics:Jacksonian Democracy, 2nd American Party System, democratization, sectionalism,
reform movements, Native Americans, Bank War, Nullification, American
Renaissance, Manifest Destiny, slavery

Be aware of: Presidents test – due date
DateClass topic____________________________________Assignment due 10-22Intro Jacksonian DemocracyKennedy – 256-286
Election of 1824/Election of 1828/Jackson the man
Nullification & Indian Removal
DBQ on Jackson
Q: To what extent was the Whig view of “King Andrew” accurate? (Was Jackson champion of the common man or was he, “King Andrew?”)
10-23Jackson’s program Kennedy – 256- 319
Bank War/Jackson wrap-up
Q: To what extent was the Whig view of “King Andrew” accurate? (Was Jackson champion of the common man or was he, “King Andrew?”)
Q: To what extent did Jefferson & Jackson resemble one another w/ regards to: use of presidential power, view of Supreme Court, feelings about democracy, the nature of the union (states’ rights vs. national power)?

Worksheet Jackson v Jefferson
10-24 English
10-25 English
10-26Split/Seminar
Market revolution and industrialization Kennedy – 287-319 Industrialization & Mill Towns & Immigration
Nativism vs. Assimilation
Q: How does the economic climate of the 1830s-1840s contribute to nativism? 10-29 Reform movements & utopian communitarianism Kennedy – 320-347
Computer Lab for Reformers and A House Divided Project
10-30 English
Computer Lab for Reformers and A House Divided Project 10-31 * switch – English
11-1 President Test
Reform movements & utopian communitarianism Kennedy – 320-347
Q: Utopian free thinkers – what changes over time caused this shift from the Puritan values of earlier times Manifest Destiny Kennedy – 370-389 (note: reading is in chp 17)

Maine Border, Texas Annexation
War with Mexico
Q: To what extent did the debates relating to the Mexican War and its aftermath reflect the sectional interests of New Englanders, westerners, and southerners in the period from 1845-1855? Examining: The Mexican War: Was It In the National Interest? 11-2 TEACHER WORK DAY – NO SCHOOL

11-5 Reformers and a House Divided Project due – roundtable discussion Enlarging the Nation State
11.6 English
11-7 coverage of all themes and mov’ts of the time
11-8 English
11-9 QUARTER TEST CHP. 1-17

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