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Name:_______________________________________ Class Period:____ Due Date:__11_/__13__/__17__ Guided Reading & Analysis: The Age of Jackson, 1824-1844 Chapter 10- Era of the Common Man pp 191-200 Reading Assignment : Ch. 10 AMSCO or other resource for Period 4 content Purpose : This guide is not only a place to record notes as you read, but also to provide a place and structure for reflections and analysis using higher level thinking skills with new knowledge gained from the reading. Basic Directions : 1. Pre-Read: Read the prompts/questions within this guide before you read the chapter. 2. Skim: Flip through the chapter and note the titles and subtitles. Look at images and their read captions. Get a feel for the content you are about to read. 3. Read/Analyze: Read the chapter. Remember, the goal is not to “fish” for a specific answer(s) to reading guide questions, but to consider questions in order to critically understand what you read ! 4. Write Write your notes and analysis in the spaces provided. (image capturerd from motherjones.com) Key Concepts FOR PERIOD 4: Key Concept 4.1: The United States began to develop a modern democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to define the nation’s democratic ideals and change their society and institutions to match them. Key Concept 4.2: Innovations in technology, agriculture, and commerce powerfully accelerated the American economy, precipitating profound changes to U.S. society and to national and regional identities. Key Concept 4.3: The U.S. interest in increasing foreign trade and expanding its national borders shaped the nation’s foreign policy and spurred government and private initiatives.
Section 1 Connecting the Era of Good Feelings to the Age of Jackson Read the summary below. Highlight main ideas. The War of 1812 ended many of the problems that had plagued the United States since the Revolution. The nation’s independence was confirmed. The long war between Britain and France was over, and with it the need for America to maintain difficult neutrality. The war had convinced Democratic-Republicans that, for the nation’s security, they must protect American industry through tariffs — taxes on imported goods. The Democratic (or Jeffersonian) Republicans even chartered a new national bank to control the nation’s supply of money, something they had vigorously opposed only twenty years before. The Federalist Party , meanwhile, had discredited itself through its opposition to the war ( Hartford Convention & Resolutions ). As the Jeffersonian Republicans co- opted Federalist positions, the Federalist Party withered away and became essentially extinct outside of New England. James Monroe presided over the so-called Era of Good Feelings ,” but one-party rule masked serious differences of opinion. In the elections of 1816 , the first after the war’s end, the Republicans took complete control of the federal government. James Monroe succeeded James Madison as President, and the Jeffersonian Republicans won 146 of 185 seats (78%) in the House of Representatives. By Monroe’s second term in office — which he won almost unanimously — the Federalists

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