Ch 7: Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850): Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Jacksonian Democracy (1825-1850) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master Jacksonian democracy and policies. 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.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Andrew Jackson's administrative and economic policies and Jacksonian democracy
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

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

  • The Age of the Common Man
  • State's rights
  • The financial crisis of 1837
  • The Trail of Tears
  • Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America

18 Lessons in Chapter 7: Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850): Help and Review
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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.

Andrew Jackson as President: Facts & Quotes

9. Andrew Jackson as President: Facts & Quotes

Andrew Jackson was a controversial and complicated president. This lesson will teach you all about the life of 'Ol Hickory, using quotations from the man himself as a guide. Test your knowledge afterward!

Andrew Jackson on Indian Removal: History & Explanation

10. Andrew Jackson on Indian Removal: History & Explanation

President Andrew Jackson changed both the political and physical landscape of a young American nation when he took office. Remembered for expanding the democratic influence on the political system, he also forcibly removed Indians from their lands in an effort to expand and make room for white American settlers. Develop an understanding of Andrew Jackson's Indian policy. Test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Corrupt Bargain of 1824: Definition & Explanation

11. Corrupt Bargain of 1824: Definition & Explanation

During the Election of 1824, both Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams received a proposal from Speaker of the House, Henry Clay, that could help them secure the presidency. In this lesson, you'll learn about the 'corrupt bargain' and the outcome of the 1824 election.

John Tyler: Accomplishments, Presidency & Facts

12. John Tyler: Accomplishments, Presidency & Facts

John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He assumed the office after the death of William Henry Harrison in 1841, becoming the first vice president to become president in that manner.

Maysville Road Bill Veto

13. Maysville Road Bill Veto

The executive veto of the Maysville Road Bill became synonymous with President Andrew Jackson's handling of national affairs. Learn about the proposed project, the veto and the legacy of the failed road in this lesson.

Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition

14. Missouri Compromise of 1820: Terms, Summary & Definition

The Missouri Compromise passed Congress in 1820. It admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state and barred slavery from the Louisiana Territory north of the 36°30' parallel.

Republic of Texas: History & Overview

15. Republic of Texas: History & Overview

In this lesson, we explore the short-lived Republic of Texas. After declaring independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas remained an independent country before becoming a state of the U.S.A. in 1845.

The Whigs: Definition & Explanation

16. The Whigs: Definition & Explanation

The Whig Party came to fruition as a direct response to Jacksonian Democracy in the 1830s. Learn about the ideology, make-up and rise and fall of the Whigs.

The Lowell Mill Girls & Their Working Conditions

17. The Lowell Mill Girls & Their Working Conditions

In the 1800s, thousands of women and young girls left their New England farms to work in Massachusetts' textile factories. Their actions broadened opportunities for women and influenced future working hours and conditions. Learn more about the Lowell Mill Girls, then test yourself.

Declaration of Sentiments: Elizabeth Cady

18. Declaration of Sentiments: Elizabeth Cady

The Declaration of Sentiments was one of the most important documents of the women's movement of the 19th century. Read about the Declaration's author, origins and goals, then test yourself.

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