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Ch 6: Jacksonian Democracy - Middle School US History: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Jacksonian Democracy unit of this Middle School U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the concept of Jacksonian democracy and the American political scene that made it possible. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons, and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School U.S. History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Jacksonian democracy and the Age of the Common Man. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Jacksonian democracy. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about executive power, sectional conflict, the federal government's relationship with Native Americans, and the Panic of 1837.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Jacksonian democracy unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Jacksonian Democracy Unit Objectives:

  • Describe the significance of President John Quincy Adams' victory over Andrew Jackson in the election of 1824.
  • Discuss how the presidency of Andrew Jackson helped bring about the Age of the Common Man.
  • Explain the rise of executive power within the context of Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party.
  • Review key instances of regional conflict in America over states' rights.
  • Discuss the Panic of 1837.
  • Understand Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the subsequent Trail of Tears.
  • State why Alexis de Tocqueville's book Democracy in America was significant.
  • Identify the characteristics of Presidents Martin Van Buren's and William Henry Harrison's terms of office.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Jacksonian Democracy - Middle School US History: Homeschool Curriculum
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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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