#31  

Cross Currents 

#31  

Cross Currents 

#33           Party Politics

    Jackson's Colorful Administration

    1.  No one held lukewarm feelings loved/hated
    2.  1835 assassination attempt
       
    3.  Certainly one of the most colorful figures in American history
    4.  Nicknamed "Old Hickory" affectionately

     Watch President Andrew Jackson 12 min video

Whigs called Jackson "King Andrew"

    New political party: The Whigs

        1.  In English history the Whigs had opposed the monarchy
        2.  Led by Henry Clay
 

    Martin Van Buren (Democrat) won
     the election of 1836   (larger map below)

During Van Buren's presidential campaign of 1836 supporters popularized his nickname "Old Kinderhook," which was abbreviated as "OK." "OK Clubs" were set up. This has been argued as a possible origin of the expression "OK," although more plausible etymological explanations exist. Video
     

        New Age in American Politics:  1836 ---
    1.  Western states gave every (white) man the
            right to vote
            suffrage or franchise : the right to vote

    2.  Eastern states had large laborers in the
    factories these men were also granted suffrage

       

    3.  New Political Tactics
         a.  spoils system  awarding federal appointments
                                           "to the victor
remains the spoils"
         b.  machines    political parties that  ran smoothly
         c.  nominating convention  send delegates  to county
                                                  conventions to
choose candidates

Watch Andrew Jackson's Presidency
(up to Trail of Tears) ( Panic of 1837 fast forward 7:20)  9 min video


Era of the Whigs

William Henry Harrison

President John Tyler

Election of 1840

    1.  Whigs nominate William Henry Harrison
          AKA "Old Tippecanoe"
and John Tyler to be VP
    2.  Democrats choose Martin Van Buren

    3.  Harrison wins but dies after just 31 days of pneumonia

 

Constructive Response for 2nd Qt 3wk Exam

How to

Here are the parts you need to include in a constructed-response answer:
  1. Restatement. Don't just copy the question; restate the question in your answer. ...
  2. Answer. Answer all parts of the question. ...
  3. Evidence. Cite the proof for your answer. ...
  4. Analysis. This is where you're going to explain your choice of quote. ...
  5. Conclusion.

Example:  How did the 1830s new age in American politics change the election process for the common man?

   In the 1830s the election process changed greatly for the common man.  More male citizens were given the right to vote in new western states as well as in manufacturing states in the east.  These common man citizens voted for candidates who championed their issues.  This can be seen in favorite "favorite sons" elections of the period as well as the 1st 3rd party president to be elected in 1840.  Today every man and woman has the right to vote and it started with this great change in the election process for the common man.

 

 Sentence 1        Restatement

In the 1830s the election process changed greatly for the common man.

Sentence 2       Answer

More male citizens were given the right to vote in new western states as well as in manufacturing states in the east. 

Sentence 3      Evidence

These common man citizens voted for candidates who championed their issues.

Sentence 4      Analysis

This can be seen in favorite "favorite sons" elections of the period as well as the 1st 3rd party president to be elected in 1840. 

Sentence 5     Conclusion

Today every man and woman has the right to vote and it started with this great change in the election process for the common man.

 

 

 

What did we learn today?

What was the difference between "Old Hickory" and "King Andrew"?

What were the new political tactics used in the 1840s?


Photo Credits: 

Harrison and Tyler: Images of American Political History http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/_browse.htm

Election map: Images of American Political History http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/_browse.htm

Jackson's Assassination Attempt: Images of American Political History http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/_browse.htm

Election map: Images of American Political History http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/_browse.htm

Election Map 1840: http://bill.ballpaul.net/iaph/main.php?g2_itemId=489

Last Update: November 3, 2017

 

OK PASS Objectives

Content Standard 1: The student will analyze causes, key events, and effects of the Civil War  / Reconstruction era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Examine the economic and philosophical differences (e.g.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sectionalism, popular sovereignty, states’ rights debate, nullification,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

abolition, and tariffs) between the North and South, as articulated by Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun