Suffrage During The Age of Jackson
Students learn about the changes to and expansion of voting rights during the 1800s. Then, students evaluate the arguments in favor of and against the changes involving white manhood suffrage.
The 1824 and 1828 Presidential Elections
Students learn about the election of 1824, with an emphasis on the corrupt bargain. Then they compare this election to the one four years later. Finally they compare the campaign of 1828 to campaigns of today.
Students learn about the causes and effects of Jacksonian democracy and the impact of the election of Jackson on American politics. Then, they learn about the spoils system and investigate if the spoils system is evident in today's political process.
Age of Jackson: Overview
Students learn about or review the key concepts, events, and people from the Age of Jackson Then they evaluate whether Jackson should remain on the 0 bill or be replaced by Harriet Tubman.
Students learn about the South Carolina Nullification Crisis and Andrew Jackson's Nullification Proclamation. Then, they research current situations where states have taken action to nullify federal laws.
Van Buren and the Economic Situation
Students learn about Andrew Jackson's decision to dissolve the Second National Bank of the United States and the economic crisis that followed. Then, students will explore the Panic of 1837 and the actions Martin Van Buren took to stabilize the economy. Finally, students will evaluate political cartoons about the Panic of 1837.
Native American Cultures
Students learn about the Southeastern Native American tribes and their cultures. They also learn about the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek. Then, they study the culture of one of these tribes in more depth.
Government Policies on Native Americans
Students learn about the events leading up to the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the subsequent removal of the Southeastern Native American Tribes, including the Cherokee who were evacuated in 1838 in a journey described as the "Trail of Tears." Then, students compare life for the Native Americans before and after the Indian Removal Act.