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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 2. Evaluate the importance of Jacksonian Democracy and how it represented a change in the social, political and economic life of the United States

Objective a. Explain how the philosophies and policies of the Jacksonian Era represented a move towards greater democratization

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Embedded within the four lessons found on this site are numerous primary and secondary source resources about Andrew Jackson’s election and presidency
Article on democratization measures during Jackson’s presidency
Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency — companion Web site for PBS documentary on Jackson
Comprehensive online reference resource on Andrew Jackson, from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia
“Andrew Jackson: Champion of Kingly Commons” Web page, by the school of American Studies at the University of Virginia
Resources for Objective 5.B.2.a:
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