Unit 3 (Period 4): 1800-1848 Jefferson, War, Good Feelings & Jackson!

Unit 3 (Period 4): 1754-1800

Jefferson Era, The War of 1812, 
The Era of Good Feelings, The Age of Jackson

Unit 3 Textbook Chapters: 

AMSCO Chapters  / American Pageant Chapters 7-11 Reading Guides (Optional but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED): 
Chapter 7:  Jefferson Era 1800-1816
Chapter 8:  Nationalism and Economic Development, 1816-1848
Chapter 9:  Sectionalism 1820-1860
Chapter 10:  The Age of Jackson 1824-1844
Chapter 11:  Society, Culture and Reform 1820-1860

American Pageant chapters 11-16: 
If you do  not have your textbook yet, you may read American Pageant chapters online:

Ch. 11 The Triumphs and Travails of the Jeffersonian Republic

Ch. 12  The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism

Ch. 13  The Rise of a Mass Democracy

Ch. 14  Forging the National Economy

Ch. 15  The Ferment of Reform and Culture

Ch. 16  The South and the Slavery Controversy


All videos are approximately 20 minutes each.

Chapter 9:  Age of Jefferson (1800-1815)

Chapter 10:  "Good Feelings" and Jacksonian Democracy (1815-1840)

Chapter 11American Society and Economy Transformed (1815-1860)

Chapter 12:  Westward Expansion (1820s-1850)

Chapter 13:  Travel West and Old South

Chapter 14:  Impending Crisis (1850-1861)

Chapter 15:  Civil War (1861-1865)

Chapter 16:  Reconstruction Politics (1863/65-1877)


(alternate recorded lectures!)


Unit 3 Terms:
Period 4 Term Review


Sites to Remember:

Lecture Point (podcast lecture with outline notes) 

Hippocampus (topical, multimedia reviews)

CrashCourse (YouTube lectures/reviews)

Optional Activity: 

Chapter Summaries:

Jefferson and Madison Review

Jefferson Study Guide

Madison Study Guide

War of 1812


“The Missouri question absorbs, by its importance, and the excitement it has produced, every other.…I have never known a question so menacing to the tranquillity and even the continuance of our Union as the present one. All other subjects have given way to it and appear to be almost forgotten.” James Monroe (1758–1831) (Letter to Jefferson, 1820)


“Our fate as a people is bound up in the question of preserving slavery. If we yield, we will be extirpated; but if we successfully resist we will be the greatest and most flourishing people of modern time. It is the best substratum of population in the world; and one on which great and flourishing commonwealths may be most easily and safely reared.” John C. Calhoun of South Carolina (1782–1850) (Speech, 1838)


“When I came to the Presidency the principle of internal improvement was swelling the tide of public prosperity.…The great object of my life therefore as applied to the administration of the government of the United States has failed. The American Union as a moral person in the family of nations is to live from hand to mouth, to cast away instead of using for the improvement of its own condition, the bounties of Providence, and to raise to the summit of power a succession of Presidents the consummation of whose glory will be to growl and snarl with impotent fury against a money broker’s shop, to rivet into perpetuity the clanking chain of the slave, and to waste in boundless bribery to the West the invaluable inheritance of the public lands.” John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) (Letter, 1837)


Monroe to JQ

Development of the American Two Party System Review