UNIT VI STUDY GUIDE Jacksonian America Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VI

UNIT VI STUDY GUIDE Jacksonian America Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VI

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UNIT VI STUDY GUIDEJacksonian AmericaCourse Learning Outcomes for Unit VIUpon completion of this unit, students should be able to:8. Discuss the evolution of American philosophies or ideals.8.1 Describe the innovations and impact of the American System.8.2 Discuss the political fight that emerged in the wake of the Corrupt Bargain and its impact on theEra of Good Feelings.8.3 Explore the landmarks of the Jackson administration and their fallout.9. Analyze the impact new technologies had on the evolution of gender and social roles.9.1 Identify the opportunities and limitations for women in the factory system.9.2 Describe the shift in gender expectations in the wake of the Market Revolution.Reading AssignmentO'Sullivan, J. (1839). John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839. Retrieved fromhttps://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/osulliva.htmO'Sullivan, J. (1839). The great nation of futurity. Retrieved fromhttps://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/osulliva.htmIn order to access the articles below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access theAmerica: History and Life with Full Text database within the CSU Online Library.Barzun, J. (1987). Thoreau the thorough Impressionist. American Scholar, 56(2), 250.Larson, J. L. (2005). The Market Revolution in early America: An introduction. OAH Magazine Of History,19(3), 4-7.Pencak, W. (2006). Cultural change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789-1860. Journal Of The EarlyRepublic, 26(3), 498-502.Ronda, J. P. (2004). Washington Irving’s west. Historian, 66(3), 546-551.Stembridge, L. (2001). Not such simple gifts. History Today, 51(1), 46.The articles cited in the Unit Lesson are required reading. You may be tested on your knowledgeand understanding of that material as well as the information in the Unit Lesson readings.Unit LessonThe Jefferson administration would, in many ways, serve as a stabilizing agent for the young nation.However, as was true of Franklin, Washington, and Henry before him, Jefferson and his generation had toaccept that the success of the republic depended on new leadership and the role that progress has in healingold wounds.As mentioned in the previous unit, the term “Jeffersonian” can be attributed to the period from 1800-1824, areference to the string of Republican Presidents he inspired. Coupled with the ousting of much of the lingeringFederalist support after their anti-war faux pas, the following two decades, sometimes called the Era of GoodFeeling, would essentially be a return to a one party republic—this, however, did not mean that political issuesHY 1110, American History I1were without debate. The Corrupt Bargain that put John Quincy Adams into the Oval Office would become aUNIT x STUDY GUIDErally cry for the next prominent politician to take over. Though they had comparable backgrounds, JacksonTitleand Jefferson’s “ideal” America would prove to be drastically different. While the office of the Presidentsteadily moved into a moderate position, attitudes were clearly dividing, with the traditional conservativesbacking Adams, while the more desperate for reform helped usher in the “Jacksonian” era.This era, however, would see more than just the political carousel start to spin once again. This would also bea scene of necessity and reforms, both of which would directly challenge all three branches of governmentand dominate conversation from the factory, to the pub, to the home. What may have been even moreunexpected than the reforms themselves was who was leading them—women, church-sponsoredorganizations, and other such less-aggressive voices that had previously been drowned out under theexpectations of Republican Motherhood. What was providing them with this new influence were the changingnature of the American market, the new structure of the home, and even expansion westward. The gains ofthe Jeffersonian era were not the expansion expected by so many, however. As the nation took new shape,there came a series of new voices. Arguably the loudest voice from this era would become the most impactfulto America’s future: the abolition debate.

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