ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 10 :
10 ) Analyze key ideas of Jacksonian Democracy for their impact on political participation, political parties, and constitutional government. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Explaining the spoils system, nullification, extension of voting rights, the Indian Removal Act, and the common man ideal
Subject: Social Studies (10)
Title: Andrew Jackson by Schmoop
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO55bbdfjYE&list=PLPS8GkIUM8Udy3Aaem2YRM9H1tcWbO7Oi&index=2
Description:

In this video, students learn about Andrew Jackson. Believe it or not, the Battle of Orleans was not the time Drew Brees and the Saints finally won their Super Bowl. It was an actual battle, with an actual general at the helm--Andrew Jackson. He was a military hero and more. He threw very few interceptions to boot.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 10 :
10 ) Analyze key ideas of Jacksonian Democracy for their impact on political participation, political parties, and constitutional government. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Explaining the spoils system, nullification, extension of voting rights, the Indian Removal Act, and the common man ideal
[SS2010] US10 (10) 13 :
13 ) Summarize major legislation and court decisions from 1800 to 1861 that led to increasing sectionalism, including the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Describing Alabama's role in the developing sectionalism of the United States from 1819 to 1861, including participation in slavery, secession, the Indian War, and reliance on cotton (Alabama)
•  Analyzing the Westward Expansion from 1803 to 1861 to determine its effect on sectionalism, including the Louisiana Purchase, Texas Annexation, and the Mexican Cession
•  Describing tariff debates and the nullification crisis between 1800 and 1861
•  Analyzing the formation of the Republican Party for its impact on the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States
Subject: Social Studies (10)
Title: Follow the Trail: Early Roads/Alabama Highways & Byways
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/highways-follow-the-trail/follow-the-trail-early-roads-video-alabama-highways-and-byways/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn that the earliest forms of transportation in Alabama involved trails followed by animals and Native Americans. These trails lead to water, and Alabama rivers served as a gathering place for many early Indian settlements. It is along the paths of Native American trails that the first highway systems were developed.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 10 :
10 ) Analyze key ideas of Jacksonian Democracy for their impact on political participation, political parties, and constitutional government. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Explaining the spoils system, nullification, extension of voting rights, the Indian Removal Act, and the common man ideal
Subject: Social Studies (10)
Title: Age of Jackson/Crash Course US History #14
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/b8ef7e3c-fbd0-4ba7-9ef5-183842412943/age-of-jackson-crash-course-us-history-14/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, John Green teaches students about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Jackson's election was more democratic than any previous presidential election. More people were able to vote, and they picked a doozie. Jackson was a well-known war hero, and he was elected over his longtime political enemy, John Quincy Adams. Once Jackson was in office, he did more to expand executive power than any of the previous occupants of the White House. He used armed troops to collect taxes, refused to enforce legislation and supreme court legislation, and hired and fired his staff based on support in elections. He was also the first president to regularly wield the presidential veto as a political tool. Was he a good president? Watch this video and draw your own conclusions.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 10 :
10 ) Analyze key ideas of Jacksonian Democracy for their impact on political participation, political parties, and constitutional government. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Explaining the spoils system, nullification, extension of voting rights, the Indian Removal Act, and the common man ideal
Subject: Social Studies (10)
Title: Jacksonian Democracy: Spoils System, Bank War, and Trail of Tears
URL: https://youtu.be/mSzaJXR6MhA
Description:

This is a video from Khan Academy that provides an overview of Jacksonian democracy, Bank War, the Spoils System, and the Trail of Tears. The video discusses Andrew Jackson's presidency and how he attempted to increase the power of the executive branch. A growing movement of opposition to Jackson coalesced into the Whig Party, which employed many of the same tactics as Jackson in the election of 1840. The video can be played during a lesson on Jacksonian democracy. The video is 12 minutes and 31 seconds in length.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 10 :
10 ) Analyze key ideas of Jacksonian Democracy for their impact on political participation, political parties, and constitutional government. [A.1.a., A.1.c., A.1.e., A.1.f., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.j.]

•  Explaining the spoils system, nullification, extension of voting rights, the Indian Removal Act, and the common man ideal
Subject: Social Studies (10)
Title: The Nullification Crisis
URL: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/the-early-republic/age-of-jackson/a/the-nullification-crisis
Description:

This article from Khan Academy provides an overview of the nullification crisis. In response to the Tariff of 1828, vice president John C. Calhoun asserted that states had the right to nullify federal laws. Students can read this article and answer the questions at the end as an assessment. The article can be read in a whole group setting or individually. It can be assigned through Google Classroom.



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