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1 Jackson and the Rise of the Common Man (Objectives) Prior Knowledge- Is there much separation between the wealthy and poor in the US? Explain (Is it more or less than in other countries? Goal Questions 1) Why did the Common Man become the center of politics in the US (rather than the wealthy man)? 2) Explain what the importance of the Election of 1824 in regards to the a> extraordinary outcome b> The Corrupt Bargain (define) c> 2nd American Party System (ID each party) 3) Identify how the 5 Civilized tribes tried to fit into American society and 4) Evaluate the American reaction towards the removal tribes

2 Rise of the Common Man-the regular person/farmer become the center of attention in politics Democratic Spirit- leveling of classes in US (rich and poor do the same things in US) –How is this one class spirit seen in the US today? American definition of Equality –Egalitarian ideas of revolutionary War- over threw a corrupt system where success was defined by family and past class status –American Success- based on talent and opportunity to improve (make money) –Common People become rich with hard work ?What does equality mean?

3 Election of st Presidential election in which the candidate with most votes does not win 4 candidates for President Andrew Jackson- war hero –John Q. Adams= secretary of state –Henry Clay- speaker of House of Rep. Election Results- Jackson won pop vote but did not win a majority in Electoral college –12 th Amendment- House of Rep selects Pres. Corrupt Bargain- Clay tells his supporters to select Adams, Clay becomes Sec. of State, Jackson loses –?Is this a fair way to elect a President? Explain? –How does the result of this election go against the ideals (Rise of the Common Man) politicians have tried to preach to Ordinary Citizens?

4 2 nd Am. Party System- started based on hatred of Jackson Democrats/ Jackson- states rights, individual freedom, appeal to Common People over rich, strict construction Whigs- strong government (build economy), moral legislation (abolitionism/anti-slavery, temperance/no drinking), appeal to rich and poor, loose construction Jackson elected President in 1828 (next election)

5 5 Civilized Tribes- Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminoles, Western Expansion- Am.s move SW to grow cotton (warm, wet, frost free) –Black Belt (Mississippi, Alabama) incredibly good soil for cotton ?What do you feel is the American attitude regarding Native Americans in this instance? 5 Civilized Tribes- tribes of SW –Cherokee- assimilation- try to fit in by showing they can adopt white ways –Alphabet- lang. on paper »Phoenix- newspaper –Constitution- laws –Market Economy- grow cotton and buy slaves »How does this show that Native Americans are not Savages?

6 Indian Removal from S. West Georgia Legislature- Cher. Have no right to their land, get out of GA –Worcester v. Ga.- SC. Sides w. Cherokee Jacksons Response- Let the Supreme Court enforce its decision ignores the decision –?Explain how Jackson failed in his responsibility as President? –?Why do you think Jacksons felt he could neglect his responsibility? Trail of Tears- 15k Cherokee forced march, 4000 die –?What is so criminal or repulsive about this journey? How does it violate US ideals? –How do you think Americans reacted to news of the Trail of Tears?


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