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Ch 43: GACE History: Jacksonian Democracy

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Delve a little deeper into the history of the United States under President Andrew Jackson's leadership with the fun video lessons and quizzes in this chapter. We can help you prepare for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) History test in no time.

GACE History: Jacksonian Democracy - Chapter Summary

Let us help you refresh your memory of Jackson's presidency and impact on the United States while possibly showing you a new point or two. Our video lessons are chock full of information and take less than ten minutes to watch. Experts in the field lead you through each lesson and describe concepts that include:

  • The election of 1824 and President John Quincy Adams
  • The age of the common man
  • Jackson vs. the Whig party
  • The debate over states' rights in America
  • Bank of the United States and the panic of 1837
  • Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the Trail of Tears
  • Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America
  • President Martin Van Buren and President William Henry Harrison

If you want to read the transcripts of each lesson, you will see highlighted terms, relevant pictures, and some additional links. Finish each lesson by taking our short, multiple-choice quizzes to test yourself on the information and practice answering questions for the exam.

Objectives of the GACE History: Jacksonian Democracy Chapter

The GACE History exam assesses the knowledge and abilities of prospective history teachers in the state of Georgia. It consists of two tests and there are 65 selected-response questions on each test.

The concepts covered in this Jacksonian Democracy chapter are found under the United States History to 1877 portion of Test II. This portion makes up roughly 40% of the second test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 43: GACE History: Jacksonian Democracy
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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.

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