Lecture 16: Bank Wars and Whigs
The Bank War
-Andrew Jackson distrusts banks
-Bank notes/paper money not considered stable currency
-Trust factor + forgery/counterfeit
-Jackson feels banks living off labors of others
1) We get most of our ideas from England.
a. Limited government: power is limited- Magna Carta- limited the power of
the King, gave power to nobles and to Parliament. King had to go to
Parliament to raise taxes. Another example were decisions made by
Unit 2 Lesson 4 Assignment
1. What do each of the first three Articles of the Constitution create? The first three articles create
three branches, the legislative, executive, and judicial.
2. What are the main duties of each of the three branches of the F
Unit 2 Lesson 2 Assignment
1) Why did the king want colonies?
a. The more wealth, the bigger the army and the more supplies
the king could buy. So, in order to build more wealth the kind
looked to get more land. Thus, the reason why he wanted
John Locke was a British philosopher. Some of his ideas are around today in the
US Constitution. Thomas Jefferson adopted John Lockes idea and put them in the
Constitution. One of his ideas was the four basic rights: life, liberty, equality, an
1. The U. S Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of
Independence was signed and where George Washington received his commission as Commander of the
Continental Army. Now called Independence Hall, the building
French Indian War/ Changes
1. How did the French and Indian War contributed to the desire of the
American colonists to be free?
a. Colonial unity, an ongoing struggle, was necessary for
preserving freedom. It was imperative that the colonies put
Lecture 23: Tidy Plans, Ugly Realities Civil War Part 1
Fort Sumter April 12, 1861
-Major Robert Anderson
-Abraham Lincolns problem: resupply or abandon fort?
-Jefferson Davis position: take action
-Results: WAR + Secession
Plans for Victory
Lecture 22: The Collapse of the Union 1854-1861
-Kansas-Nebraska Act popular sovereignty
-Election of 1854 37 of 44 Democrat Congressmen who voted for KS-NB defeated
-Border Ruffians Quantrills Raiders Jesse an
Lecture 19: The Peculiar Institution
Slaves As Property
-Could not be indiscriminately killed
-If accused of a crime could be brought to trial
Minstrel Shows: Jim Crow
-Field Hands 90% men + 75% wom
Lecture 17: Religion and Reform
Second Great Awakening
-Schools of Religious Thought in 19th Century
-Deism- Science rather than the Bible can help explain God
-Unitarians- only one God (not Trinity), and God not wrathful + Christ not
Lecture 24: Driving Old Dixie Down
-Three Basic Fighting Forces
-Artillery soften up the enemy
-Infantry carry the load of fighting
-Battles not every day fighting (2-4
Lecture 21 Apples of Discord
Setting the Scene: 1844-1854
-Mexican War is going well for the U.S.
-California taken without hardly firing a shot
-Santa Anna is on the run after Battle of Buena Vista
-Gen. Winfred Scott is ready to take Mexic
The three characteristics are.
1) PEOPLE: In order for a government to exist there must be people to be governed.
2) TERRITORY: There must be land to be governed over.
3) SOVERIEGNTY: The government must have the absolute authority to make and