UNIT V– JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM AND THE ERA OF GOOD FEELING
***Begin work on the map study project that has been distributed in class. These assignments are due at the beginning of the second day of Unit VI***
I. Thomas Jefferson as President
Text 229 – 238
Did Federalist hysteria about the election of Jefferson prove justified?
(Beginning with Marbury v Madison in this reading, be sure to include important Supreme Court decisions in your notes)
II. Jefferson the Man
APT, chapter II (in class)
What is Hofstadter’s interpretation of Jefferson’s democratic principles and practice? Do the facts support his claims?
III. Interlude: Evaluating the American Presidency
On a separate paper, prepare for class discussion a list of what you consider to be the most important attributes of an effective president, and why each belongs on the list. What separates outstanding presidents from mediocre ones?
IV. The Hazardous Waters of Neutrality
Text 238-243; Spirit 250-251 (Key), 251-252 (Giles)
MODERATIONWas the embargo a sensible policy to pursue considering the nature of the times? Why did it fail? Was there an alternative?V. Tecumseh, the Prophet, and Mr. Madison’s Declaration
Text 255-258, 263 (2nd column)-265 (1stcolumn)
MODERATIONText 258-259 (all), 262-263 (1stText 265-270; Spirit 274-275 (Adams), 275-276 (Monroe)What precipitated the formulation of the Monroe Doctrine? What commitments does it promise for US action in the future?
UNIT VI - ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN CULTURE
I - II. Map Study
Complete this assignment with care and accuracy. Study what you have prepared. Does it have meaning for you? Could it be understood by others?
- IN-CLASS PROJECT QUIZ AND DISCUSSION -
III. Hibernians and Forty-Eighters
Text 308-311(all),314-315 (first two paragraphs)
What differences are there between the Irish and the Germanswho arrive at this time? Are these differences reflected in how they are received?
IV. American Invention and Ingenuity
Text 315, 318-322,324 (top of 2nd column); Spirit 324-326 (Brownson), 326(Regulations)
What factors are responsible for American inventiveness? Is it part of our“national character”, or is there something else at work?
V. The Transportation Revolution
What transportation developments can you predict will leadto sectional strife over time? Explain your observations.
VI. Utopian Societies and the 2nd Great Awakening
Text340 – 345 (top paragraph), 354 (Wilderness Utopias), 337-339 (Spalding, 343-344(Channing), 358-359 (Brook Farm)
What is the relationship between the Second Great Awakening and the major movements of abolition, temperance, and women’s rights?
VII. Higher Learning, Reform, and Demon Rum
Text345-351(1/2 of 1st column), 368; Spirit 345-346 (Dix), 346-348(Arthur)
What opposition existed to the concept of public education? What factors overcame thisopposition? Explain.
VIII. The Flowering of American CultureText 354-355, 358-366
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