Ch 8: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Jacksonian Democracy

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This chapter's video lessons are about presidential politics and important national events in the 1820s-40s. Use them to prepare for related questions on the Praxis Middle School: Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Jacksonian Democracy - Chapter Summary

In these engaging and mobile device-compatible lesson videos, our expert instructors will help you prepare for the Praxis Middle School: Social Studies exam by discussing the historical impact of the presidencies and presidential elections of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison. Use these lessons to improve your understanding of:

  • John Quincy Adams and the shift in presidential politics around the elections of 1824
  • Dirty politics of the elections of 1828 and how it changed future American politics
  • Rise of executive power during the Jackson administration and the opposition of the Whig party
  • Sectional tension between the West, Northeast and South which lead to the second nullification crisis
  • Economic policies of President Andrew Jackson and his attempts to close the Bank of the United States
  • The forced removal of Native Americans in the East
  • Alexis de Tocqueville's accounts of American society during the Jackson era
  • The elections and presidencies of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison

To further improve your understanding of these topics, read the lesson transcripts. These written overviews of the lessons will help you reinforce your retention of the information and study the key terms and figures of the chapter. Once you have completed a lesson, test your understanding of the material by taking its lesson quiz. If you come across a topic that confuses you, ask our instructors for assistance through the 'teacher' tabs of the lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 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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