Social Studies - 2018-19
VUS.6d - The Age of Jackson
The student will apply social science skills to understand major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the nineteenth century by
d) analyzing the social and cultural changes during the period, with emphasis on “the age of the common man” (Jacksonian Era);
Unit Essential Questions
How does the environment and geography impact our lives?
To what extent does the American economy shape the American experience?
What are the duties and privileges of American citizenship?
How does the US Constitution shape our lives as Americans?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Although the Age of Jackson led to an increase in democracy, political tensions and nativist tendencies impacted the American political climate.
The “Age of the Common Man”
Universal manhood suffrage increased the electorate
Rise of interest groups including nativists
Emergence of new political parties
Whigs were organized in opposition to the Democratic Party.
Know-Nothings were organized in opposition to continued immigration by Irish and German immigrants.
Cultural changes sparked by the Second Great Awakening
Women’s suffrage movement
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American Indian ancestral homelands
Trail of Tears (relocation to Oklahoma)
Tariff of 1832
Age of Common Man