Unit IV - 1800-1848
The new republic struggled to define and extend democratic ideals in the face of rapid economic, territorial, and demographic changes.
Key Concept 4.1: The United States developed the world’s first modern mass democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to define the nation’s democratic ideals and to reform its institutions to match them.
I. The nation’s transformation to a more participatory democracy was accompanied by continued debates over federal power, the relationship between the federal government and the states, the authority of different branches of the federal government, and the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens.
II. Concurrent with an increasing international exchange of goods and ideas, larger numbers of Americans began struggling with how to match democratic political ideals to political institutions and social realities.
III. While Americans celebrated their nation’s progress toward a unified new national culture that blended Old World forms with New World ideas, various groups of the nation’s inhabitants developed distinctive cultures of their own.
Key Concept 4.2: Developments in technology, agriculture, and commerce precipitated profound changes in U.S. settlement patterns, regional identities, gender and family relations, political power, and distribution of consumer goods.
I. A global market and communications revolution, influencing and influenced by technological innovations, led to dramatic shifts in the nature of agriculture and manufacturing.
II. Regional economic specialization, especially the demands of cultivating southern cotton, shaped settlement patterns and the national and international economy.
III. The economic changes caused by the market revolution had significant effects on migration patterns, gender and family relations, and the distribution of political power.
Key Concept 4.3: U.S. interest in increasing foreign trade, expanding its national borders, and isolating itself from European conflicts shaped the nation’s foreign policy and spurred government and private initiatives.
I. Struggling to create an independent global presence, U.S. policymakers sought to dominate the North American continent and to promote its foreign trade.
II. Various American groups and individuals initiated, championed, and/or resisted the expansion of territory and/or government powers.
III. The American acquisition of lands in the West gave rise to a contest over the extension of slavery into the western territories as well as a series of attempts at national compromise.
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#1. 2013 - #1 (b): Evaluate the extent to which the opposition to slavery contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostered change in the United States from 1776 to 1856.
#2. 2012 - #3: Evaluate the extent to which western expansion contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostered change with regard to growing sectional tensions between the North and South in United States from 1800 to 1850.
#3. 2011 - #3: Evaluate the extent to which political parties contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostered change with regard to national unity in the United States from 1790 to 1840.
#4. 2009 (B) - #3 Evaluate the extent to which politics, economics, and religion impacted tensions between Roman Catholics and native-born Protestants in the United States from the 1830s through the 1850s
#5. 2008 - #3 (a): Compare and contrast the political and economic characteristics of the Northeast and the South from 1800 to 1860.
#6. 2008 - #3 (b): Evaluate the impact of the market revolution on the various regions of the United States from 1815 to 1860.
#7. 2008 - #3 (c): To what extent did the economies of the Northeast, Midwest, and South reflect consistency or significant change during the time period 1815 to 1860.
#8. 2008 (B) - #3: Evaluate the extent to which African Americans developed a distinct culture in slavery.
#9. 2007 - #3: Evaluate the causes and consequences of religious and intellectual movements on American reform during the mid-nineteenth century.
2007 (B) - #3 (a): Compare and contrast the experiences of various European immigrant groups during the period 1830 to 1860.
2007 (B) - #3 (b): Evaluate the effect of various European immigrant groups on the development of a distinct American identity in the period 1830 to 1860.
#10. 2005 (B) - #1: Evaluate the extent to which sectional conflict from 1820 to 1860 contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostering change in political ideals and attempts to compromise.
#11. 2004 (B) - #2 (a): To what extent did transition from the Federalist Party to the Democratic-Republics transform the debate over federal power?
#12. 2004 (B) - #2 (b): To what extent did transition from the Federalist party to the Democratic-Republics transform economics, foreign policy, and politics?
#13. 2004 (B) - #3: Evaluate the extent to which the role of women maintained continuity as well as fostered change in economic, political, and social arenas between 1790 and 1860?
#14. 2003 - #3: Evaluate ways developments in transportation brought about economic and social change in the United States in the period 1800 to 1848.
#15. 2003 (B) - #3: Evaluate the causes and consequences of opposition to the growing power of the national government from 1790-1840.
#16. 2002 (B) - #2 (a): Evaluate the main causes that lead to nationalism and sectionalism prior to the Civil War.
#17. 2002 (B) - #2 (b): “After the War of 1812 an Era of Good Feelings emerged within American society.” Support, modify, or refute this statement.
#18. 2001- #3: “Andrew Jackson’s presidency was a Turning Point for rise of democracy in American politics.” Support, modify, or refute this statement.
#19. 2000 - #3 (a): Explain how the abolitionist movement impacted politics in the period from 1820-1860.
#20. 2000 - #3 (b): Evaluate the impact of the acquisition of new territories in the West had on American politics from 1820-1860.
#21. 2000 - #3 (c): Evaluate the causes which led to the development of the abolitionist movement prior to the Civil War.
#22. 2000 - #3 (d): Explain how the acquisition of new territories in the West contributed to increased political tension and ideological conflict over slavery.
#23. 1999 - #2: Explain the extent to which social and political issues contributed to the reemergence of a two party system in the period 1820 to 1840.
#24. 1998 - #1: Compare and contrast views expressed by Federalists and Democratic-Republicans with regard to the power of the federal government and its relationship with the states.
1997 - #3: Evaluate the extent to which national unity was impacted by territorial expansion between 1800-1848.
#25. 1996 - #3 (a): Evaluate the impact that political, economic, and social factors had on the development of American democracy between 1820 and 1840.
#26. 1996 - #3 (b): Evaluate the extent to which American democracy contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostered change from 1820 to 1840.
#27. 1995 - #2: Evaluate the legal, religious, and economic factors which led to the defense of the institution of slavery.
#28. 1994 - #2 (a): Explain how religious movements influenced the development of American society from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century.
#29. 1994 - #2 (b): Evaluate the extent to which religious movements contributed to both maintaining continuity and fostering change within American society from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century.
#30. 1993 - #2 (a): Compare and contrast the foreign policy goals and strategies of Presidents in the period 1800-1848.
#31. 1993 - #2 (b): Evaluate the extent to which US Presidential foreign policy goals contributed to maintaining continuity as well as fostered change from 1800-1848.
#32. 1993 - #3: Compare and contrast different reform movements in bringing about political and economic equality in the early American republic.