To analyze the presidential elections which led to the rise of the Jacksonian Democrats.
1 and 1/2 class periods
Give each student a copy of pages 62A - 62E.
Read with the class the background information about the Election of 1824. This includes three sections entitled The Candidates, The Campaign, and Election Results. Then, have the students complete the map exercise on page 62B. This involves taking electoral results from a chart and recording them on the map using four different colors or markings (one for each candidate). I provide my students with colored pencils and they really enjoy this activity.
Do the same for the Election of 1828.
Next, there are 30 questions pertaining to the background information and map exercises that the students just read and completed. These questions can be assigned for homework. Questions 1-15 are on the Election of 1824. Questions 16-30 are about the Election of 1828. Go over the answers at the beginning of the next class period.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 61-75 of 150
LESSON 61: The Monroe Doctrine
LESSON 62: Elections of 1824 and 1828
LESSON 63: Match Game: Andrew Jackson
LESSON 64: Reform Movements
LESSON 65: Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk
LESSON 66: President Study Guide
LESSON 67: Routes to the West
LESSON 68: The Oregon Country
LESSON 69: The Lone Star Republic
LESSON 70: The Mexican War
LESSON 71: The Gold Rush Game
LESSON 72: Reading: The Far West
LESSON 73: Jeopardy: Territorial Expansion
LESSON 74: Note Cards: The Nation Grows Stronger
LESSON 75: Independent Study Guide (USA Growth 1783-1860)