B Day Unit 4 Syllabus
Oct 31 Jacksonian Democracy
Nov 2 Market Revolution
297(Creeping Mechanization)- 313, 317-318
Nov 7 Southern Life
Nov 9 Reformers
Nov 14 Reformers Continued
Nov 16 Test
Unit 5 Syllabus
Nov. 20 Manifest Destiny
Nov 27 Mexican-American War
Nov 29 Coming Crisis
Dec 3 409-431
Dec 5 Coming Crisis 14-18 Questions
Dec 7 Test
Unit 6 Syllabus
Dec 11 Civil War
Dec 13 Presidential Reconstruction
Dec 17 Congressional Reconstruction
Dec 19 First state of Gilded Age project due
Jan 4 Test
King Caucus Whigs
King Andrew Anti- Masonic Party
Corrupt Bargain Second Great Awakening
Spoils System Joseph Smith, Brigham Young
Tariff of Abominations Transcendentalists
Peggy Eaton Affair Brook Farm
Maysville Road Veto Shakers
Indian Removal Act New Harmony
Worcester v Georgia Oneida Community
Webster Hayne Debate Hudson River School
Commonwealth v Hunt American Temperance Society
Trail of Tears Dorthea Dix
Pet Banks Horace Mann
Specie Circular McGuffey Readers
Panic of 1837 Sarah and Angelina Grimke
Divorce Bill/Independent Treasury Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Log Cabin Hard Cider Campaign Lucretia Mott
Commonwealth v Hunt Seneca Falls Convention
Burned Over District Samuel Slater
Nat Turner Cyrus McCormick
Gabriel Prosser John Deere
Denmark Vesey Elias Howe
Gag Resolutions Know Nothing Party
1. List some general characteristics of Jacksonian Democracy? How did this growth of democratic change, change
the political system? Which groups were excluded from this widening political opportunity?
2. What problem arose in the 1824 election? How was the problem solved and why was it termed the Corrupt
3. What aspects of Jackson’s background most appealed to Americans in the 19c?
4. Why did South Carolinians refer to the Tariff of 1828 as the “Tariff of Abominations.”?
7. What was Calhoun’s theory of nullifications as set forth in the South Carolina Exposition and protest?
8. What were the provisions of the Force Bill? How did Jackson react to it?
9. How did tensions between Native Americans and Georgia reflect issues regarding state versus federal power?
10 What were the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Cherokees in Georgia? What was Jackson’s response to
11. How did Jackson’s action in the matter of the Cherokee removal correspond to his views on the role of the
presidency and on the issue of state’s rights?
12. What were Jackson’s views of the National Bank? On what did he base his views?
13. How did the Bank War reflect Jackson’s commitment to states’ rights as will as his commitment to the common
14. Why did the Whigs form? What elements made up the party?
15. What caused the Panic of 1837? What effect did it have on the Democratic Party?
16. Make a list of the elements of the political philosophy of the Whigs. How did they differ from the Democrats?
1. What was Samuel Slater’s and Eli Whitney’s contribution to the American system of manufacturing?
2. How did the Industrial Revolution affect social classes in America?
3. What was the Lowell Factory System?
4. What changes took place in American middle class ideology regarding the family? Why did these changes occur
at this time?
5. Describe the concept of the Cult of Domesticity”. What costs and benefits did it bring to middle class women?
Working class women
6. Identify the inventors and inventions that helped western agriculture boom in the mid 1800’s.
7. Which area of the country took the lead in canal development? Why? What was the effect on this section of the
8. What were the contributions of steamboats to the improvement of water transportation?
9. How did the Supreme Court further the market revolution?
1. Describe the relationship between an industrial north and a slave south
2.Who made up the planter aristocracy? Why did their influence far exceed their numbers.
3. why did so few slaveholding whites oppose the slaveholding oligarchy?
4. Identify the major slave rebellions that occurred during the antebellum period and what effect did they have on
5.What was the response of free African Americans to gradualism and colonization
6. What was the antislavery philosophy of William Lloyd Garrison?
7. Who was David Walker? Fredrick Douglass? What was the philosophy of each?
8. Identify the major points of the pro-slavery argument. What impact did religion have on the institution of slavery?
9. Why did many northern whites oppose the abolitionist movement? How did they show that opposition?
1. What brought about the Second Great Awakening? How was it the same as the First Great Awakening? How was
2. What impact did the Second Great Awakening have on religion in America, especially the Baptists and
Methodists and women?
3. How did the efforts to produce a system of universal public education reflect the spirit of this age of reform?
4. What was Horace Mann’s role in the education movement? Noah Webster? William McGuffey?
5. Why did the business community support the temperance movement? Which group was least supportive? Why?
6. What was the view of 18c America concerning crime? poverty etc. How did this view change and who was
7. Why was temperance such a popular issue during the 19c? How successful was the movement?
8 How did the abolitionist movement affect the feminist movement?
9. What is utopian socialism? How did these socialists propose to reorder society to create a better way of life? Give
examples of specific societies and their ideas
10. What is transcendentalism? Identify its leaders.
ID’s Unit 5
Manifest Destiny Compromise of 1850
Aristook War Fugitive Slave Law
Webster-Ashburton Treaty Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Caroline Impending Crisis of the South
Fifty-four Forty or Fight Kansas-Nebraska Act
Spot Resolutions Know-Nothing Party
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Bleeding Kansas
Wilmot Proviso Sumner-Brooks incident
Ostend Manifesto Lecompton Constitution
Walker Expedition Dred Scott v Sanford
Gadsden Purchase Lincoln Douglas Debates
Free-Soil Party House Divided Speech
Harper’s Ferry Raid
Election of 1860
1. Explain the philosophy of Manifest Destiny? What were the economic and social motives for manifest
2.What was the significance of the Battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto in the Texas War for
3. Why did the Mexican government allow American colonization into Texas? What was expected
of the colonists
4. Why did Northerners resist the annexation of Texas?
5.What was the importance of the Texas issue in the 1844 presidential election?
6. Explain the meaning of the slogan fifty-four forty or fight. How did Polk solve the issue?
7. On what grounds did President Polk ask Congress to declare war on Mexico? What groups
opposed war and why?
9. What were the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? What were the effects of the war?
10. What was the Wilmot Proviso? What brought about its introduction? Why did the Proviso fail
to gain Congressional approval?
11. . List the major components of the Free-Soil Party platform. What diverse views did it unite?
Chapter 15 Coming Crisis
1. What was the Underground Railroad? What was its connection to the issue of slave resistance?
2. What were the major components of the Compromise of 1850? How was it passed? How did it
negate the Missouri Compromise?
3. Why did the Fugitive Slave Act deepen sectionalism in the US? What was Northern reaction to
4. Identify and explain the sectional impact of the two major foreign policy fiascoes of the Pierce
5. How did the issue of the transcontinental railroad help to reopen the sectional controversy?
6. List the provisions of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and explain its impact on sectionalism. What
effect did it have on Democrats? Whigs?
7. How did the North and South react to Stowe’s book Uncle Tom’s Cabin? How did Hinton Helper attack
the South? What were the books impact on sectionalism?
8. How was it that Kansas earned the nickname “Bleeding Kansas”?
9. What factors gave rise to the American Party?
10. Identify the major candidates and issues of the 1856 election. How did the results of the
election reflect sectionalism’s impact on the national political party system?
11. What issues were involved in the Dred Scott decision? What was the impact of the decision on the
nation’s effort to reach a compromise on the slavery issue?
12. How did the Panic of 1857 affect political division in America? What did both the North and South see
as the significance of this economic decline?
13. What was Douglas’ stand on the extension of slavery in the territories? How was Douglas’ stand
reflected in Freeport Doctrine? How did the Doctrine affect Douglas’ political aspirations?
14. What were the goals of John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry? What was
the South’s reaction? What was the reaction of the North to Brown’s execution?
15. Why did the Northern and Southern Democrats split in 1860?
16. List the main points in the Republican Party platform of 1860? To what groups did each item
17. Why did the 1860 presidential election lead to the immediate secession of the Lower South?
18. How did the federal government react to secession?
19. Why were compromise efforts like the Crittenden Plan unsuccessful?
Fort Sumter Monitor and Merrimac
Habeas Corpus Trent Affair
Border States Alabama
Bull Run Confiscation Acts
Anaconda Plan Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg Civil Rights Act of 1866
Vicksburg Fourteenth Amendment
Sherman’s march Reconstruction Acts (1867)
Appomatox Court House Tenure of Office Act
Copperheads Fifteenth Amendment
Ex Parte Milligan Scalawags
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction Carpetbaggers
Wade-Davis Bill Freedman’s Bureau sharecropping
Black Codes Compromise of 1877
Ex Parte Milligan
1. Why were the border states important? What policies did Lincoln pursue to keep the border states from
2. Identify the advantages of both the Union and Confederacy.
3. How did the Europeans respond to the Civil War? Why did the South feel that it could secure diplomatic
recognition from Great Britain?
4. What were the characteristics of the Confederate government which would weaken its ability to lead
the South into war?
5. What was meant by the phrase “It’s a rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight”.
6. How did the Union and Confederacy finance their war efforts?
7. What was the impact of the Civil War on the Northern economy? Both industrial and agricultural
did the Battle of Bull Run reveal about the possibility of an early end to the struggle?
8.How did the Civil War create new opportunities for Northern women?3.
9. Who were the Copperhead? What was their political agenda?
10. Identify the candidates in the presidential election of 1864? What do you think might have happened if
Lincoln had not been reelected?
1. What major engagements were fought in 1861? What do they reveal about the possibility of an early end
to the struggle?
2. Why did the Union establish a naval blockade of the South? How did the Confederacy attempt to break
the blockade? How successful was the Union in cutting off supplies to the Confederacy?
3. Why was the Battle of Antietam considered to be the turning point in the Civil War?
4. List the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation? What did the Proclamation really accomplish?
5. What was the purpose behind Sherman’s brutal tactics?
1. What was the purpose of the Freedman’s Bureau? Who received the benefits?
2. What were the objectives and provisions of Lincoln’s Plan for Reconstruction? How did the Radical
Republicans respond to the Plan? Why?
3. Describe Andrew Johnson’s approach to Reconstruction.
4. Why did Southern States pass black codes? How did Congress respond to the codes? (Law)
5. Identify the provisions of the 14th amendment.
6. What was the political significance of Johnson’s “swinging round the circle”?
7. What were scalawags and carpetbaggers?
8.What was the purpose of the KKK? How did the federal government respond?
9. What was the Tenure of Office Act? How was it connected to President Johnson’s impeachment?
10. Why was the presidential election of 1876 disputed? How was the controversy solved by the
Compromise of 1877?
11. Explain the operation of the sharecropping system and how it assisted southern whites in reasserting
control over black labor
12. What role did the Supreme Court play in ending Reconstruction?