Ch 7: WEST History: The Jacksonian Democracy

About This Chapter

Review Andrew Jackson's political ideology and the major events of his presidency. These video lessons and quizzes are designed to help you prepare for questions you will encounter on the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST) History exam.

WEST History: The Jacksonian Democracy - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover Andrew Jackson's ascent to the presidency, the significance of his election and his economic policies. You will go over the struggles of Jackson's administration and the impact of his presidency on the country. The following knowledge will be needed to answer questions about this aspect of U.S. history on the WEST History exam, and these lessons are designed to help you reinforce this knowledge:

  • Relating the circumstances of Andrew Jackson's first failed bid for the presidency and the events surrounding the election of John Quincy Adams
  • Describing how Jackson was elected in 1828 and why this election is significant in America's political history
  • Detailing Jackson's policies concerning the removal of American Indians from land in the eastern part of the U.S.
  • Understanding Jackson's stance on the Bank of the United States and the lasting influence of his decisions on the financial system of America
  • Providing details about the policies of the two presidents following Jackson, and looking at how their administrations differed from Jackson's

These video lessons relate a lot of information, but they do so in a short and engaging manner. Self-assessment quizzes accompanying each lesson allow you to test what you've learned in the same multiple-choice format you will find on the actual WEST History exam.

WEST History: The Jacksonian Democracy Objectives

The WEST History exam will assess your knowledge of social, political, economic and cultural topics of U.S. and world history in addition to social studies concepts. The Jacksonian Democracy chapter provides the opportunity to review a portion of America's political history, which you will be tested on in the first domain of the WEST History exam. This exam is computer-administered and requires you to complete 110 multiple-choice questions.

Washington State uses WEST exams to assess a teacher's knowledge and comprehension of various content areas. Basic and endorsement exams are offered. Endorsements can be added to new or existing certificates and are given in a wide range of subjects, such as biology, dance, library media, music and special education. The History exam is an endorsement exam and requires that you score at least a 240 to pass the test.

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