School Improvement in Maryland

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

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Have students write a persuasive essay, a newspaper editorial, or a Web blog post defending or rejecting a constitutional amendment that would give states the power to nullify laws passed by Congress.

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