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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 b. Analyze how tariff policy and issues of states' rights influenced the development of political parties and prompted sectional differences

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Article on domestic affairs during Jackson’s presidency, including the spoils system, nullification crisis, and Second Bank of the United States
Article on growing sectional tensions during the Jacksonian era and the Nullification Crisis
1832 proclamation by Jackson about the Nullification Crisis
1832 speech by Governor Robert Hayne that presents South Carolina’s view of the Nullification Crisis
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