Period 1, 4:
Reviewed notes from yesterday’s short video on War of 1812 and politics of the 1828 presidential election (14.1).
Watched two short videos on Westward Expansion and discussed the differences between the two:
Period 2, 4: Watched and discuss video on the War of 1812 and took notes on how the federalist and democratic republicans turned into the National Republicans and Democratic parties, respectively.
• Federalists oppose the War of 1812 because they see Britain as an ally. Democratic-Republicans favor war as a means to gain more territory held by Native Americans.
• When the Americans “win” the war, the federalist lose support and die off as a political party. (Don’t worry. From the ashes, the philosophy of the federalists will live on!)
• In the 1824 presidential election, John Quincy Adams, a federalist, defeats war hero Andrew Jackson, who is a democratic-republican.
• Because the name “federalist” is no longer in favor, John Quincy Adams calls himself a democratic-republican.
• In the 1828 presidential race, Andrew Jackson runs against John Quincy’s bid for reelection. By now, supporters of Andrew Jackson called themselves Democrats. They wanted small government, and they opposed trade protection, national banks, and paper money.
• Supporters of John Quincy Adams called themselves National Republicans. They wanted a strong central government that would promote commerce and improve public works: roads, turnpikes, canals, harbors and navigation improvements.
Free-day celebration for Smarter Balance Assessment Testing