Unit 2: From Making a Revolution to Making a Nation - 1763 to 1830s


Topics Covered in the Class for Reading Quiz F on Essential Transformations: What Changed from 1800 to 1840  

We are not covering all of the content in chapters 8, 9 and 10.

  1. We will cover:

§         How the prior sections (New England, Middle Colonies, and the South) changed

§         How the new United States moved west creating both:
- nationalism and sectionalism (two t

  1. We will also cover what changed from 1800 to 1840 on these issues in this order:

§         Slavery and Revolution: How the support of revolutions by the United States (Monroe Doctrine) in the 1800-1823 period shifted to comparative silence on revolutions because of slaves revolting against their masters

§         Land and Slavery and the Republic: How gaining land was nationalistic, but planters trying to take their slaves to the new territories was sectionalistic, including the political balance at the time of the Missouri Compromise

§         Land and Indians and Military Heroes: How gaining land forced out Native Americans in the North in the 1800-1820 period and in the South in the 1820-1830s period, including how these events (plus foreign policy) created military heroes

§         Land and Suffrage Plus: How gaining land and related issues led to universal white male suffrage, but the volatility of sectionalism led to political parties seeking military heroes as candidates
here to go background information to help you understand how voting worked and led to universal white male suffrage (all white males vote) by about 1828.

§         Rise of power of the national/central government, of corporations and contracts, and—with the exception of the Cherokee case—of the Supreme Court

§         Shifts in political parties in response to the things above, including away from what’s sometimes called economic nationalism

§         Return of secession and nullification—but for very different reasons from the early period





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