Early National Period

This unit explores the period of early national growth during the first half of the 19th century--  this will include territorial growth as well as political, economic, and social development.  The period will include the administrations of Jefferson through Tyler (1800-1845.)
 Lecture 1-  What was the significance of the Election of 1800?  How did President Jefferson represent a new political direction--  accomplishments?
Textbook references Chapter 8 (pages 255- 256,) Chapter 9 (pages 259-268.) 

Election of 1800 and Thomas Jefferson ‎(accomplishments)‎






 Lecture 2-  What challenges did President Jefferson face?  Focus on the Federalist Court and the emerging conflict with Britain.
Textbook references Chapter 9 (pages 262-263,  269-271.)

Jefferson ‎(challenges)‎


 Lecture 3-  What were the causes, course, and consequences of the War of 1812?  Madison Administration.
Textbook references Chapter 9 (pages 273- 280.)

James Madison Administration ‎(War of 1812)‎


 Lecture 4-  What was the Era of Good Feelings?   Monroe Administration. 
Textbook references Chapter 9 (pages 280-285,) Chapter 10 (pages 302-308), Chapter 12 (pages 355-365.)

Monroe Administration


 Lecture 5-  What happened to cause the realignment of the political party system-- birth of the 2nd two party system?  Election 1824 and Election of 1828.  Focus on the role of Andrew Jackson.
Textbook references Chapter 10 (pages 302-304, pages 308- 310,) Chapter 11 (pages 313- 332.)

Sectionalism, Political Realignment, Jackson






 Lecture 6-  What was the political legacy of the Age of Jackson?  Examine the administrations of Van Buren, Harrison, and Tyler.  
Textbook References Chapter 11 (pages 332-338.)

Jackson Legacy, VanBuren, Harrison, and Tyler































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