• As you read the chapter and view the videos, take notes on the following questions. Be sure to provide specific examples from this text in your responses. Responses should be at least 1-2 paragraphs
  • How did many of the Founding Fathers view the idea of democracy? How did that change between 1820 and 1840?
  • How did ordinary men come to participate more in politics between 1820 and 1840? What trends showed that ordinary Americans were often critical of elites during this period?
  • Describe the Missouri Compromise. How was it a compromise on slavery and westward expansion? In what ways did it leave disagreements between the North and South unresolved?
  • What transpired in the 1824 election? Why did Andrew Jackson and his supporters consider John Quincy Adam’s victory the result of a “corrupt bargain”? What does this indicate about the USA’s democratice institutions; how would John Quincy Adams explain the need for such a “check”?
  • In what ways was the election of 1828 a contentious election? Why was Jackson’s victory seen as a victory for the common man? What was meant by the “common man”?
  • In his view, how did Andrew Jackson defend the interests of common people as president in controversies such as the Nullification Crisis, the Eaton Affair and the debate over the Second Bank of the United States?
  • How did the Eaton Affair show that women could play an important role in politics?Why did Andrew Jackson side with Peggy Eaton and what were the political results?
  • Why did the Nullification Crisis occur? What were the main issues involved? How did Andrew Jackson resolve this crisis peacefully and preserve the Union?
  • How did Andrew Jackson play a key role in both the rise of the Democratic party and the Whig party?
  • After reading Andrew Jackson’s bank veto message, explain Andrew Jackson’s decision to veto the Second Bank of the United States. Why did the Jacksonians oppose the Second Bank of the United States despite congressional efforts to make the institution more democratic?
  • Why did the Panic of 1837 take place? What impact did it have on the American economy?
  • How did the Whigs win the election of 1840? Why were they unable to implement much of their political agenda in the aftermath of the election?
  • What sorts of prejudices did African-Americans and Catholic immigrants face between 1820 and 1840? How was this reflected in the politics of this period?

Chapter 10 Below

use the link to answer all the questions

What factors led to the Second Great Awakening? In what ways did the revivals of the Second Great Awakening appeal to ordinary Americans? In what ways did the Second Great Awakening represent a democratization of religion?

How did the Second Great Awakening lead to the establishment of new religious groups? What ideas in particular influenced these new religious groups?

Compare and contrast the ideas of the Mormons, the Shakers and the Oneida Perfectionists to marriage and sexuality. What might have the existence of these religious groups with different ideas about marriage and sexuality say about this period in American History?

What sorts of specific demands did the women’s rights movement make at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848? Why were they initially unsuccessful with their demands? How did Seneca Falls lay the groundwork for future women’s rights activism?

Who were some important figures in the Second Great Awakening? Explain which each of them preached to their followers.

The United States saw the establishment of a number of utopian communities in the first half of the nineteenth century in which property was shared. What economic and social problems in this period might have made utopian communal life appealing for some Americans?

Describe the growing problem of alcoholism in early nineteenth century America. How did the Temperance movement seek to fight alcoholism? In the end, how successful was the Temperance movement?

What was the “Benevolent Empire”? What sorts of social reforms and associations were part of this “Benevolent Empire”?

Why did Evangelical missionaries oppose the removal of the Cherokee and other Natives from the East? How did this mark the beginning of Evangelical participation in politics?

What were the religious roots of the Abolitionist movement? Why did radical abolitionists demand immediate emancipation? What actions did abolitionists take in the 1830s to convince the American public to end slavery?

Why did the public and the Congress react either with indifference or negatively to abolitionists in the 1830s? How was this reaction bipartisan and both in the North and the South?

Discuss the views of William Lloyd Garrison on abolitionism and women’s rights. How did Garrison’s views on women’s rights come to divide the abolitionist movement?

Discuss the abolitionist activities of Frederick Douglass. Why was Douglass such an important abolitionist figure?

Who invited Frederick Douglas to give a speech on July 4th, 1851? What type of speech do you think they expected? What type of speech did he deliver? What specific critiques did Mr. Douglas have of the USA? Were those critiques warranted? If so, why? If not, why? Are his critiques still relevant? If so, how so? If not, how not?

What was the place of women in American society, especially considering the legal concept of coverture and the social idea of the “Cult of Domesticity”?

What connections did the women’s rights movement have to the Second Great Awakening and social reform movements of the period? How did the women’s rights movement offer an alternative view of the place of women in American society?

Discussion post:

As we have seen from prior readings, Mexican Americans have often been criticized for their attempts to retain the Spanish language. These criticisms have often been portrayed as a refusal to assimilate. For this week’s reading, consider the role of language in identity formation and cultural understanding. Also consider the systemic and institutional forces presented in this week’s readings that actively challenge and make the retention of Spanish more difficult for Mexican Americans.

initial response:250 words peers response: 175-200 words

attached are the readings that go with this discussion post!

Critical Reflection:

Gomez-Quinones reminds us that culture is a process that undergoes change, and that it is impossible to separate changes in culture from the economy, the ecology, and social relations. In the last three modules we have examined the Chicano Movement, Mural Art, and Language. In many ways, these past three modules have highlighted Mexican American’s attempt to retain culture and identity within the many societal forces in United States. For this critical reflection, please select one article or film from the past three modules (including this week’s) that you believe most directly highlights Mexican American’s effort to retain culture and identity. In your analysis, please cite 3 other articles from throughout the course that support your selection and/or position.

As a reminder, the important thing in these critical reflections is that you provide your critique of the readings from the respective modules. This critique is often in the form of you take/position/or argument on a set of readings (at least three) from this set of modules. Once you have established your thesis statement (take/position/or argument) then you can use the readings to support your statement. There are no right or wrong answers. It is more about establishing your position and effectively using citations and examples from the readings as support.

Critical reflection must be 3 pages double spaced using times new roman 12pt and 1 inch margins