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LARGER LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNIT THREE EXAM

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LARGER LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNIT THREE EXAM Unit Three: Sectionalism, War, and Reconstruction, 1828-1877. The goal of this last section is simple: to understand the conflicts that led to the secession of the southern states and Civil War, to analyze what the war meant for the nation, and to know how the Reconstruction of the former Confederate States was carried out--or not carried out, as the case might be. I have given you more detailed instructions on this section, however, because students tend to skip over this material and revert to the stories that they have been told about sectionalism and the war. Some of these stories are accurate, but many more are not. Do not just put your brain in default drive for these last five weeks, but pay attention to the story as it unfolds. Sectionalism and War 1. You should be able briefly to discuss the presidency of Andrew Jackson, especially the question of states versus national rights and the sectional controversies and issues he faced. Be sure you understand the issues surrounding Indian Removal. 2. You need a clear understanding the Second Party System. This system saw a significant expansion of voting rights and the rise of popular politics. You need to know what issues divided the Whigs from the Democrats and what interest groups joined which party. These interest groups were based on economic interests, to some degree, but concerns over religion, ethnicity,
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