Jeffersonian Era: Part I – The Revolution of 1800, Jeffersonian Democracy, Barberry Pirates, Marbury v. Madison, Tensions with Europe, the Louisiana Purchase, the Embargo Act of 1807 & More…
This lesson teaches students about transfer of power to Jefferson in what is known as the Revolution of 1800. Students will learn about political infighting between the Federalists and Democratic Republicanism, the changing political landscape brought on by Jeffersonian Democracy, the rising tensions, between Europe and the United States and the impact of the Louisiana Purchase. Content covered in this lesson includes:
• Backlash to the Alien & Sedition Acts
• Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions – “Nullification”
• Federalists vs. Democratic Republicans
• Election of 1800 – “the Revolution of 1800”
• Electoral tie – House of Representatives – Hamilton’s role
• “Jeffersonian Democracy” / “Jeffersonian republicanism”
• President Jefferson’s domestic goals
• Marbury vs. Madison – Midnight Judges, Judicial Review
• Louisiana Purchase – Napoleonic Wars, Haitian Revolution
• Constitutional Issues – “strict constructionists”
• Lewis & Clark Expedition – Sacagawea
• “The Duel” – Hamilton vs. Burr
• Barberry Wars
• European intervention in U.S. Mercantilism – British impressment
• Embargo Act of 1807
• Coming of the War of 1812
• Completed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions and additional activities
• PowerPoint presentation
• Smartboard Activity
• Flipped classroom video
• Guided notetaking file
• Additional Activities
Check out the YouTube video that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics & Social Studies Academy YouTube channel:
Federalist Era Part I
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