The Era of Good Feelings: Does it Deserve This Name? Student Investigative DBQ!
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In this highly-engaging and very Common Core focused activity, students take on the role of researchers and are asked to evaluate the question:
"Does the Era of Good Feelings Deserve Its Name?"
Students are engaged with 6 different document groups, each one focusing on a different negative aspect that contradicts the name historians often give to this period in history. Students examine the harmful effects of the expansion of slavery, the harsh debates over internal improvements, the unsettling nature of the Missouri Compromise, the unnerving political climate that developed from 1820 to 1824, and even the talk of northern states to secede at the Hartford Convention in 1814-1815!
Students examine a collection of 13 total sources and keep track of their analysis in their student packet, which is geared toward the Common Core with its analytical questions for each document!
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