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Ch 7: Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review

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The Jacksonian Democracy chapter of this High School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the history of democracy under President Andrew Jackson. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Jacksonian democracy.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the politics and domestic policy characterizing Jackson's presidency
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Jacksonian democracy
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Jacksonian Democracy chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Jacksonian Democracy chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Jacksonian democracy question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Jacksonian democracy unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • President John Quincy Adams and the unusual election of 1824
  • President Andrew Jackson's 'age of the common man'
  • Andrew Jackson and the rise of executive power
  • The debate over states' rights
  • The Bank of the United States and the panic of 1837
  • Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Presidencies of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

18 Lessons in Chapter 7: Jacksonian Democracy: Help and Review
President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

1. President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824

The election of 1824 and its candidates played a huge role in the election of John Quincy Adams as president. In this lesson, look at the dramatic turn in presidential politics and the not-so-remarkable presidency of this public servant.

President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man

2. President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man

In this lesson, we will explore the dirty politics of the 1828 election and the Age of the Common Man in American politics. Discover how this election changed American politics forever.

Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power

3. Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power

In this lesson, we will discuss how Andrew Jackson's administration strengthened executive power as well as the rise of the Whig Party in opposition to Jackson and his policies.

Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

4. Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights

In this lesson, we will explore sectional tensions that emerged between the West, North, and South over land and tariffs, leading to confrontations in the Senate and a second nullification crisis.

Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

5. Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

In this lesson, we will discuss President Andrew Jackson's economic policies, including his determination to close the Bank of the United States and the financial panic of 1837.

The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

6. The Trail of Tears and Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830

In this lesson, we'll discuss Jackson's forced removal of Native Americans from their land in the east to new territory west of the Mississippi River.

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

7. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

In this lesson, we'll learn about Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who wrote a book about his observations of American society during the Jackson era.

Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

8. Presidents Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

Watch this lesson to learn about Martin Van Buren's administration (1837-1841), the elections of 1836 and 1840, and the short-lived presidency of William Henry Harrison.

Election of 1832: Significance & History

9. Election of 1832: Significance & History

The Presidential Election of 1832 witnessed the battle over the Bank of the United States. Jackson's position on the institution and success in the election established the hallmark of Jacksonian Democracy within the United States.

James K. Polk: Presidency, Facts & Accomplishments

10. James K. Polk: Presidency, Facts & Accomplishments

James K. Polk was the eleventh president of the United States, serving four years from 1845 to 1849. He led the nation to war with Mexico and acquired large amounts of territory during his term in office. Learn more about James Polk in this lesson.

Peter Minuit in Manhattan: Biography & Facts

11. Peter Minuit in Manhattan: Biography & Facts

Explore the history and significance of the director of the Dutch Colony New Netherland Peter Minuit and test your understanding about the history of European/Native American relations and the founding of Manhattan.

Presidential Election of 1824: Candidates, Results & Significance

12. Presidential Election of 1824: Candidates, Results & Significance

The 1824 presidential election was one of the most hotly contested and most important in American history. Of the four major candidates, none received the requisite majority in the Electoral College. Ultimately, John Quincy Adams was elected the sixth president of the United States.

Presidential Election of 1828: Issues, Candidates & Significance

13. Presidential Election of 1828: Issues, Candidates & Significance

The Presidential Election of 1828 generated extreme hostility between Andrew Jackson and President John Quincy Adams. Learn about the issues, the results and the rise of Jacksonian Democracy in the United States.

Presidential Election of 1836: History & Explanation

14. Presidential Election of 1836: History & Explanation

The Presidential Election of 1836 witnessed the continued support of Jacksonian Democracy amid the rise of the Whig Party. Learn more about the candidates and the results of the election.

Presidential Election of 1840: Significance & Explanation

15. Presidential Election of 1840: Significance & Explanation

The Presidential Election of 1840 saw William Henry Harrison become the 9th President of the United States. While his presidency was short lived, Harrison was the first member of the Whig Party to become president.

Presidential Election of 1844: Issues, Candidates & Summary

16. Presidential Election of 1844: Issues, Candidates & Summary

The 1844 presidential election led to James Polk being elected the 11th President of the United States. It was a close election where Whig candidate Henry Clay narrowly lost. It also featured a third party push by Liberty Party candidate James Birney.

Chief Black Hawk: Biography & Facts

17. Chief Black Hawk: Biography & Facts

Did you know that Chief Black Hawk was not actually a real chief? In this lesson, you will learn about the powerful warrior-leader of the Sauk and Fox tribes, including his early life, his role in the War of 1812, and the Black Hawk War of 1832.

The Black Hawk War of 1832: Summary & Facts

18. The Black Hawk War of 1832: Summary & Facts

The U.S. government has a long history of conflict with Native Americans. In 1832, this conflict resulted the Black Hawk War, fought over land in Illinois. Learn about the key events of the Black Hawk War, and then test yourself.

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