Student will research and investigate historical information related to Jacksonianism to understand social and political reform and changes in the American culture.
Student will research information related to the Second Great Awakening to understand the variety of religious experiences in America.
Student will investigate historical information related to education and the arts to understand the American intellect and artistic recognition.
Student will research and investigate factors that prompted the Westward Movement or the ideals of the Manifest Destiny to understand expansion of the United States.
Student will research and investigate historical information related to the annexation of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican War to understand expansion of the United States “from sea to shining sea.”
Student will research historical information to understand and explain the factors like the Oregon Trail, Mormons, slavery, and Gold contributed to the Westward expansion.
Student will research the Democrat and Whig party rivalries to understand social and political reform during 1836-1845.
Possible discussion suggestions: How would a person living in New York in 1850 travel to California and search for gold?
What factors in America contributed to the religious revivals of 1815-1860?
What are booster colleges and what was their purpose?
What should be remembered about the Alamo?
How did the slavery debate affect political party alliances?