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);


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Unit Themes

Unit Essential Questions

Environment (geography)

How does the environment and geography impact our lives?

Economic Systems

To what extent does the American economy shape the American experience? 

Citizenship

What are the duties and privileges of American citizenship?

Constitutional Principles

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.

ESSENTIALS

The “Age of the Common Man” 

 Universal manhood suffrage increased the electorate 

 Rise of interest groups including nativists 

 Political campaigning 

 Spoils System

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 

 Temperance movement 

 Women’s suffrage movement 

 Abolitionist movement


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms & EventsPeoplePlaces

American Indian ancestral homelands

Trail of Tears (relocation to Oklahoma)

Tariff of 1832

Nullification Crisis

Tariff Revenues

Jacksonian Era

Age of Common Man

“democratic Spirit”

Spoils system

Know-Nothing Party

Protective tariffs

Union

Andrew Jackson

Whigs


Reservations



Updated: May 18, 2018