APUSH Unit 5 Chapter 13
#1 What events led to the emergence of Andrew Jackson as President in 1828? To what extent were these an affirmation of him or a reaction to the political environment?
#2 What were the major issues during Jackson’s presidency? How would you rate the effectiveness of his handling of each of those issues?
#3 Does Andrew Jackson belong in the pantheon of great American presidents? Why or why not? *
#4 What were the major problems faced by the Van Buren administration? Did these demonstrate a weakness of Jackson’s economic and financial policies? Why was he unable to outmaneuver the Whig opposition?
The Birth of the Whigs The Election of 1836
#5 Argue for or Against: the Texas Revolution against Mexico was more about the expansion of slavery into the West than about the rights of Anglo-American settlers in Texas.
#6 What did the two new democratic parties, the Democrats and Whigs, really stand for? Were they actual ideological opponents or were their disagreements less important than their shared roots and commitment to mass democracy?
#7 Compare and contrast the two-party political system of the 1830’s New Democracy with the first two-party system of the early Republic. In what ways were the two systems similar, and in what ways were they different? Were both parties of the 1830’s correct in seeing themselves as heirs of the Jeffersonian Republican tradition rather than the Hamiltonian Federalist tradition? *
APUSH Unit 5 Chapter 14
#1 How did the migration into a vast western frontier shape Americans’ values and society in the period 1790 – 1860?
#2 Since all white Americans were descended from Europe, what made the Irish and German immigration in the 1830’s & 40’s so controversial? Was the crucial factor in fueling nativist hostility religion, poverty, or immigration itself?
#3 What were the effects of the new factory system of production on early industrial workers? Why were Americans slow to move from traditional to industrial factory manufacturing?
Whitney Ends the Fiber Famine New England Manufacturing
#4 What was the impact of the new economic developments on the role of women (or the family) in society? Which women were most affected by early industrialization and which least?
Women and the Economy Greater Independence
Lowell, Massachusetts Cult of Domesticity