Chapter 7 Learning Objectives

  • To describe major domestic and foreign problems faced by the leaders of the new Republic, such as maintaining national security and creating a stable economic system government.

SECTION 1 "Regional Economies Create Differences" (pp. 212-218)
  1. Describe the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the United States.
  2. Explain how two different economic systems developed in the North and South.
  3. Summarize the American System, a plan devised to unite the country.

SECTION 2 "Nationalism at Center Stage" (pp. 219-223)
  1. Discuss how the federal government asserted its jurisdiction over state governments.
  2. Explain how foreign affairs were guided by national self-interest.
  3. Summarize the issues that divided the country as the United States expanded its borders.

SECTION 3 "The Age of Jackson" (pp. 224-229)
  1. Describe the tension between Adams and Jackson; describe the expansion of suffrage.
  2. Explain Jackson's spoils system and his appeal to the common citizen.
  3. Summarize the effects of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

SECTION 4 "Jackson, States' Rights, and the National Bank" (pp. 230-235)
  1. Explain how the protective tariff laws raised the issue of states' rights.
  2. Summarize how Jackson destroyed the Bank of the United States.
  3. Identify some of Jackson's economic policies and their impact on his successor.

Chapter 7 Power Point Presentations

Chapter 7 Video Resources:

Reinventing the Presidency

Nullification Crisis - Part One

Nullification Crisis - Part Two

Chapter 7 Assignments

In-Class Assignments
Reading Assignments
Reading assignments are due the next school day, unless otherwise noted.
Homework Assignments
Homework assignments are due the next school day, unless otherwise noted.
  • Read Section 7-3 pp. 224-229.
  • No written homework assignment
  • Discuss the elections of 1824 and 1828
  • Discuss Jackson's presidential style
  • Explain the terms of the Indian Removal Act and evaluate its affect on the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Worcester v. Georgia
  • Read Section 7-4 pp. 230-235.
  • No written homework assignment
  • Explain why South Carolina opposed the tariffs of 1824 and 1828.
  • Discuss why President Jackson opposed the National Bank and explain the consequences of his economic policies.
  • Explain the issues Martin Van Buren faced as president.
  • Explain the platform of the Whig Party.
  • Identify the factors that helped William Henry Harrison win the presidency.
  • Continue working on Chapter 8 project
  • No reading assignment
  • Prepare for Chapter 7 Quiz on Friday, 1.16.15
  • Chapter 7 Quiz
  • Continue working on Chapter 8 project
  • Begin reading Section 8-1 pp. 240-245
  • Work on Chapter 8 project

Chapter 7 Study Terms:

  • Sectionalism
  • The American System
  • Erie Canal
  • The Factory System
  • Cotton Gin/Eli Whitney
  • John Marshall
  • McCulloch v. Maryland
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Election of 1824 / "Corrupt Bargain"
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Henry Clay
  • Andrew Jackson
  • John C. Calhoun
  • Tariff of Abominations
  • Nullification
  • Bank of the U.S.
  • Nicholas Biddle
  • Whig Party