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Ch 28: Political & Constitutional Developments from 1789-1877

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Enhance your understanding of political and constitutional developments from 1789-1877. The chapter includes details about John Marshall's Supreme Court, the Federalist Party, and more. If you are preparing for an exam or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes can help boost your confidence by testing your knowledge of the topics in advance.

Political & Constitutional Developments from 1789-1877 - Chapter Summary

In these lessons on political and constitutional developments from 1789-1877, you can review details about the Tariff of 1828, the Whig Party, and the Presidential Election of 1828. You can also gain a clearer understanding of Jeffersonian Republicanism. By the end of the chapter, you should be positioned to:

  • Discuss the authority given to presidents by the Alien Act of 1798
  • Explain the impact of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions on the Sedition Act
  • Recount Jefferson's governmental philosophy
  • Describe what happened under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall
  • Examine the decline of the Federalist Party
  • Recognize the hostility that existed between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams
  • Detail what the Bank War of 1832 involved
  • Recall the origins of the Democratic-Republican party

The easy-to-follow teaching style used by our expert educators can help you quickly get up to speed on political and constitutional developments from 1789-1877. A brief quiz follows each lesson, and it will test your knowledge of main topics. The video lessons include full written transcripts that you can print and use as study tools.

10 Lessons in Chapter 28: Political & Constitutional Developments from 1789-1877
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What is the Alien Act of 1798? - Definition & Overview

1. What is the Alien Act of 1798? - Definition & Overview

The Alien Act of 1798 was a part of the larger Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the Federalists in Congress. It gave the president the authority to deport aliens based solely on his judgment.

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions: Definition & Summary

2. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, you'll learn how the penning of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions challenged the constitutionality of the Sedition Act and created the idea of nullification.

Jeffersonian Republicanism: Definition & Explanation

3. Jeffersonian Republicanism: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you'll define Jeffersonian Republicanism, learn about it historical origins, understand Jefferson's governmental philosophy of 'Republican Simplicity,' and know the successes and challenges this philosophy brought to the nation.

John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

4. John Marshall's Supreme Court During the Virginia Dynasty

Think old Supreme Court cases don't relate to your life today? Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court made many landmark decisions that shaped the American judicial system - including the rights of citizens - and affect the most important cases in the country to this day.

Federalist Party: Definition, Leaders & Members

5. Federalist Party: Definition, Leaders & Members

In this lesson, you will learn about the Federalist Party and its key leaders, including Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and John Marshall. Find out more about those who joined the party and how the party eventually declined.

Presidential Election of 1828: Issues, Candidates & Significance

6. 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.

The Tariff of 1828

7. The Tariff of 1828

The Tariff of 1828, also known as the Tariff of Abominations, was a problematic attempt to protect the economy of the United States. Learn about the troublesome tariff in this lesson, explore the later issues it caused, and take a short quiz to see what you learned.

What Was the Bank War of 1832? - Definition & Summary

8. What Was the Bank War of 1832? - Definition & Summary

The Bank War of 1832 was not a war as we might think of a war today. It did not involve an army or any physical fighting. Instead, it was a heated political battle between Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States.

Democratic-Republican Party: Definition & History

9. Democratic-Republican Party: Definition & History

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the Democratic-Republican Party, which grew out of the Anti-Federalists and was rooted in a belief in a more decentralized Federal government. After reading, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Whigs: Definition & Explanation

10. 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.

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