#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

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 2, 2016

 

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