4.0 Unit 4 Overview: Contextualization
Period 4 DBQ
Period four takes the historian from the election of Jefferson to the cusp of the Civil War. Together we will look at the important writing topics in Period 4. We will analyze what DBQ's have been used in the past and what questions may come up in the future. This will give you the abilities to rock the Period 4 test.
Abolitionist and Other Reform Movements
The Second Great Awakening leads to a variety of reform movements in the mid-1800's. The world is rapidly changing with the Market Revolution and many people start to see some of the ills of industrialization. Many of these reformers go to tackle these "modern" problems.
The First and Second Great Awakening
Religion has played a major factor in important movements in this country from conflicts to reforms. We will go into depth about the growth of new denominations in America. In addition, the growth of the abolition movement in the North puts it on a collision course with the South over slavery.
Southern Society and Life Under Slavery in the mid-19th century
The Southern society was based on the plantation economy and slave labor. The harsh life and the southern refusal to eliminate this institution putting the United States at the brink of war.
Writing in Period 4
The ability to build writing skills is essential for success in this course. There will be a variety of pointers, tips, ideas, and suggestions provided. Additionally, take a look at past questions to understand potential period 4 questions.
Manifest Destiny and Its Impact
This Live Stream covered the presidency of James K Polk and the Mexican American War. The Mexican america War as well as other land acquisitions lead to further discussions of slavery
Age of Jackson
Andrew Jackson was lifted into the presidency after many battlefield victories. The era includes many contrasts that are important in American history. He both enfranchised many people by eliminating some voting requirements and disenfranchised many groups with his actions towards groups such as the Native Americans.
In the mid-1800's, the United States turns into a dominant industrial power. The industrial machine is driven by immigration from Ireland and Germany.
Rise of Political Parties
The rift that started in Washington's cabinet between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson will grow into the creation of two major political parties. These parties will have both compete for voters and idealogical direction of the country.
John Marshall's Court
The judicial branch plays a large role in the formation of the country by deciding the constitutionality of the laws of the country. This role is vital to both the development and limitation of federal power. The role of John Marshall and the lasting contributions will be analyzed.
Putting Period 4 in Context
This period is going to bring the rise of political parties, more regionalism, a stronger central government, the Age of Jackson, renewed struggle over slavery, and completion of Manifest Destiny. The United States of America will grow vastly in size and influence.
The decades of political tensions before the Civil War.
Age of Jackson
Andrew Jackson represented a shift in American politics with the American Revolution and the early political parties officially in the rearview mirror.
Era of Good Feelings
The time after the War of 1812 was marked by national unity, but not everyone had "good feelings".
The Jeffersonian Republic
Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated in 1801 after a real nail-biter of an election against John Adams.
4.1 Context: Development of the Republic
4.7 Expanding Democracy
4.8 Jackson and Federal Power
4.9 The Development of an American Culture
4.11 The Age of Reform
4.12 African Americans in the Early Republic
4.13 The South in the Early Republic
4.14 Causation in Period 4
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