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Below you will find a collection of homework assignments.

Homework Assignments

US History - A Block

Due: 11/3

Article Assessment - Due November 3rd

US History - F Block

Due: 11/3

Article Assessment - Due November 3rd

Honors US History - E Block

Due: 11/3

In class Free Response Essay from a topic from Chapter 5 Section 3 - You may bring one page of notes to class

AP US History - BG5H5 Blocks

Due: 11/3-11/6

Due Monday, November 3rd

 Finish reading the chapter, pages 331-340, and respond to the following questions in writing.

  1. The slave-owning elite dominated social and political life in the South. Explain why this was the case.
  2. Between the 1790s and the 1850s, the South grew enormously and changed its position on slavery. Explain what happened in the South after 1790.

Due Tuesday, November 4th – Read The New Democratic Politics in North America, pages 348-357, and respond to the following questions in writing.

  1. Compare the political system envisioned by Thomas Jefferson with that promoted by Martin Van Buren. Did they have different objectives and different principles or only different means?
  2. What changes in politics did the election of 1824 mark?
  3. What factors contributed the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828?

Also read Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message to Congress (1829). CD-ROM 10-5 Answer questions 1 and 2.

Due Wednesday, November 5th– Read The Jackson Presidency, pages 357-362. and respond to the following in writing:

  1. Jackson is spoken of as being the first “modern” president. What does this mean? In what way did he transform the office of the president?
  2. Andrew Jackson has been said to have an “undemocratic personality.” Is this accurate? Why or why not?
  3. Make a list of the major events in the period between 1815 and 1833 that made Southerners more conscious of their separate interests and identity.

Read Handout Document 11-3 American Senator Opposes Nullification. Answer questions 1 and 2.

Read Handout Document 11-4 South Carolina Refuses the Tariff, 1832. Answer questions 1 and 2.

Due Thursday, November 6th – Read Changing the Course of Government, pages 362-369. Respond to the following question in writing:

1.Were Jackson’s reasons for his policies such as killing the Bank of the United States or vetoing the Maysville Road Bill based on analyses of institutions and the effects of their removal or the result of arbitrary decisions based on preconceptions with little analysis?

2. Andrew Jackson and his presidency are generally identified with the common man. Considering his major policies, accomplishments, and the results, did his actions primarily benefit the ordinary people or not? Discuss.

3. Andrew Jackson could be called a successful president because he got what he wanted. Identify his successes. Were Jackson’s successes good for the country?


Also read CD-ROM 10-6 “Memorial of the Cherokee Nation” 1830 and 10-7 Andrew Jackson, Veto of the Bank Bill. Answer the questions following each document.


Since Thursday is a double-block we will have a Short Answer Quiz based on ideas from Chapter 10 connected to a growing sectional divide between the North and the South.


Contemporary Issues in Social Science - C Block

Due: 11/3

Finish those Early Action Applications - Good luck!