I've always had issues trying to come up with the best way to teach this unit. Before the standards changed, it was in a huge unit called "Expansion and Reform." I have decided to break it up this year - I hope it helps you!
I did a mini-unit on Expansion and Manifest Destiny (available in my store) and now I am going to do this unit.
Note Topics Include:
-The Industrial Revolution and how it helped lead to Sectionalism
- Sectionalism - How the North and South differed
- Henry Clay's American System (How it tried to unite the country)
- US Nationalism (In Government, Foreign Policy, and Culture)
- Andrew Jackson's Presidency - I always ask students to examine whether or not they believe his presidency contributed more to nationalism or sectionalism.
Look for the PowerPoint to accompany these notes!
Thank you for your support! Please leave feedback! I would love to know how this worked for you.