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4.0 Unit 4 Overview: Contextualization

2 min readmay 29, 2020

Sally Kim


Political parties with different ideas of government caused division within the country and increased sectionalism between the North and South. The First Party System consisted of Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, and the Second Party System included the Whigs and Democrats.
America changed foreign policies through attempts to increase trade and expand. The country also struggled to demonstrate its power in foreign affairs, such as the War of 1812, but managed to be successful in some situations, like the Monroe Doctrine.
America also expanded and added new territories through various ways, such as the Louisiana Purchase and Mexican Cession. These greatly increased the size of America.
Increasing middle class due to Market Revolution eventually led to the Second Great Awakening, which in turn, allowed reform movements to occur. Minority and religious groups, like slaves, women, and Quakers, flourished with new reforms.
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1800 - Election of Thomas Jefferson, Gabriel’s Rebellion, Revolution of 1800
1803 - Marbury v. Madison, Louisiana Purchase
1808 - Election of James Madison
1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe
1812 - War of 1812
1814 - Treaty of Ghent
1815 - State of the Union Address
1817 - Election of James Monroe, Era of Good Feelings
1819 - Panic of 1819
1820 - Missouri Compromise
1824 - Election of John Quincy Adams
1829 - Election of Andrew Jackson
1831 - Turner’s Rebellion
1837 - Panic of 1837, Election of Martin Van Buren
1838 - Trail of Tears
1841 - Election of William Henry Harrison (John Tyler)
1848 - Seneca Falls Convention

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