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🚀  Thematic Guides

🐎  Unit 4: 1800-1848

🌎  Unit 7: 1890-1945

🥶  Unit 8: 1945-1980

📲  Unit 9: 1980-Present

📋  Short Answer Questions (SAQ)

4.0 Unit 4 Overview: Contextualization

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Introduction

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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Timeline

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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