Today was a race through the background to and major issues of the Jackson Era. We focused on domestic economic and political changes because America was rapidly changing (as you learned from your SkillBlock activity) and politics during this time were particularly volatile (what with the potential Civil War during the Nullification Crisis and all). Specifically, we discovered the changes in democratic participation brought about by the "Corrupt Bargain," the "Petticoat Wars," the use of the Veto to assert executive authority and the Nullification Crisis.
Tonight you will learn about the Indian Removal Act and the Bank Wars through your homework. The homework assignments are numbers 1 & 2 at the top of the Period 4 materials activities.
We also discussed the AP Exam and your upcoming DBQ essay. It seems there is a pep rally next Friday, so your DBQ may be next Thursday instead, we will verify this information tomorrow!!! As a heads up, you will also have your first scored discussion next Wednesday! More information will be coming soon on how to prepare and how you will be scored!