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Unit #6: The Age of Jackson - The Election of 1824 & John Q. Adams
Learning Target: I can CRITICIZE the manner in which John Quincy Adams became President following the Corrupt Bargain. 

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Today you will be starting a new binder :-)  Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for your learning targets and a page for this assignment. 

 1.  Create a new binder in your LiveBinder account.  Name your binder: The Age of Jackson.  Your description can read: "In the 1820's and 1830's no man cast a larger shadow on American politics than
      Andrew Jackson.  In this unit, we will be studying the events that occurred during that time which historians refer to as The Age of Jackson!


 2.  Create a "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

 3.  Next, create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The Election of 1824 and John Q. Adams" for today's assignment. 

 4.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" to set up your page. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

 Part I: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a few moments to watch the History Channel's The Presidents Series about John Quincy Adams to preview what we will be learning about over the next few days.

     

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 10 facts you learned about the presidency of John Quincy Adams. 

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 Part II: Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Election of 1824 and John Q. Adams"

2.  Explore the information in box 6 and 7 of the materials to learn more about the Election of 1824.

    


3.  Answer the questions about the Election of 1824 in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who were the four candidates running for President in the Election of 1824?  Which state did each candidate represent?

     B.  Why are there no political parties listed for each of these candidates?

     C.  Which of the candidates received the MOST popular votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     D.  Which of the candidates received the MOST Electoral votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     E.  List the states that each candidate won in the Electoral College.

     F.  Which of the candidates received a MAJORITY of the votes in the Electoral College


4.  Next, explore the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.  You should also read the following passage about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt
     Bargain.  Make a list in your Live Binder text box of at least 10 facts your learned from the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.

5.  Now in your Live Binder text box write a well written paragraph answering the following question:

     Imagine you are Andrew Jackson writing a letter to John Quincy Adams following the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.  Use the facts about the Election of 1824 you learned to critisize the way in which
     John Quincy Adams won the election.  Be sure to include facts and details. 

6.  Next, answer the following question in a complete sentence: Why do you think Henry Clay agreed to be part of the Corrupt Bargain. 

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 Part III: John Quincy Adams As President

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: John Q. Adams As President"

2.  Do an Internet search for a picture of President John Q. Adams.  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image into your LiveBinder textbox.

3
.  Explore the information in boxes 1-6 and 10-12 of the materials to learn more about John Quincy Adams and his time as president.

    

4.  Now in your Live Binder text box, write a complete sentence to answer the following questions:

     A.  How did John Quincy Adams' early life prepare him to one day become "President of the United States"?

     B.  What are some adjectives you could use to describe President John Q. Adams?

     C.  As president, what are some of the ideas for the country John Q. Adams proposed?

     D.  In your opinion, why do you think John Q. Adams had such an unsuccessful presidency? 

     E.  What was the most interesting fact you learned about John Q. Adams?

5.  Conduct your own Internet research to answer the following extension questions in a complete sentence:

     A.  What did John Q. Adams do after he was president?

     B.  Where John Adams and John Quincy Adams the only father and son to become President of the United States? 

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Part VI: What is a Tariff?

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: What is a Tariff?"

2.  Conduct an Internet search to define the terms "Tariff" and "Tariff of Abominations."  Write the term and its definition in your LiveBinder text box.

3.  Conduct your own Internet search to find the answers to the following questions:

      A.  Why do nations impose tariffs?

      B.  During the presidency of JQ Adams, which part of the country did not support the tariff?


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* If time remains, enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice explaining the Election of 1824!



White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part 1: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a few moments to watch the History Channel's The Presidents Series about John Quincy Adams to preview what we will be learning about over the next few days.

    

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 8 facts you learned about the presidency of John Quincy Adams. 

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Part 2: Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain"

2.  Explore the information in box 6 and 7 of the materials to learn more about the Election of 1824.

    

3.  Answer the questions about the Election of 1824 in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who were the four candidates running for President in the Election of 1824?  Which state did each candidate represent?

     B.  Which of the candidates received the MOST popular votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     C.  Which of the candidates received the MOST Electoral votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     D.  Which of the candidates received a MAJORITY (51%) of the votes in the Electoral College? 
          (Hint: To find how many votes are needed to win a majority, add the total number of electoral votes together and then multiple by .51)


4.  Next, explore the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.  You should also read the following passage about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt
     Bargain.  Make a list in your Live Binder text box (or Word document) of at least 8 facts your learned from the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.

5.  Now in your Live Binder text box answer the following questions in complete sentences:

     A.  The Constitution assigns which group of people to elect the President when none of the candidates receive a majority of the electoral votes?

     B.  What role did Henry Clay play in the election of John Q. Adams? 

     C.  How was Henry Clay rewarded for his role in the election of John Q. Adams?

     D.  Why do historians call the election of John Q. Adams the "corrupt bargain"?  Who should have won the Election of 1824?

* If time remains, enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice explaining the Election of 1824!

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Part 3: John Quincy Adams As President

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: John Q. Adams As President"

2.  Do an Internet search for a picture of President John Q. Adams.  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image into your LiveBinder media box.

3.  Explore the information in boxes 1-6 and 10-12 of the materials to learn more about John Quincy Adams and his time as president.

       

4.  Now in your Live Binder text box, list 8 facts that you learned about John Quincy Adams as president. 

5.  What is the most interesting fact that you learned about John Q. Adams?  Write your answer in a complete sentence.

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Part 4: What is a Tariff?

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: What is a Tariff?"

2.  Define the terms "Tariff" and "Tariff of Abominations" and write the definitions in your LiveBinder text box (or Word document).

3.  Conduct an Internet search to find the answer to the following question:  Why do nations impose tariffs?

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Part 5: Analyzing the Election of 1828

1.  Place the title of this section in your LiveBinder text box "Part 5 Analyzing the Election of 1828"

2.  Explore the information in box 1 and 6 of the materials to learn more about the Election of 1828.

    

3.  Answer the questions about the Election of 1828 in complete sentences in your LiveBinder text box:

     A.  Who were the two candidates running for President in the Election of 1828? 

     B.  Which political party did each candidate represent in the Election of 1828?

     C.  What percentage of the "popular vote" did each candidate receive in the Election of 1828?

     D.  How many electoral votes did each candidate receive in the Election of 1828?

     E.    Which candidate won the State of Ohio's electoral votes in 1828?

     F.  Which candidate was elected president after the Election of 1828?



    

Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: John Quincy Adams Advanced Organizer"

2.  Take a few moments to watch the History Channel's The Presidents Series about John Quincy Adams to preview what we will be learning about over the next few days.

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of at least 5 facts you learned about the presidency of John Quincy Adams. 

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Part II: Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain"

2.  Explore the information in box 6 and 7 of the materials to learn more about the Election of 1824.

    

3.  Answer the questions about the Election of 1824 in your LiveBinder text box.

     A.  Who were the four candidates running for President in the Election of 1824? 

     B.  Which of the candidates received the MOST popular votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     C.  Which of the candidates received the MOST Electoral votes?  How many votes did they receive? 

     D.  Which of the candidates received a MAJORITY (51%) of the votes in the Electoral College?   A candidate would need 131 electoral votes for a majority in 1824.


4.  Next, explore the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.  You should also read the following passage about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt
     Bargain.  Make a list in your Live Binder text box of at least 5 facts your learned from the materials in boxes 4, 5, & 8 to learn more about the Election of 1824 and the Corrupt Bargain.

5.  Now in your Live Binder text box answer the following questions in complete sentences:

     A.  Which group of people decided the Election of 1824 since none of the candidates received a majority of the votes?

     B.  How did Henry Clay help John Q. Adams become president?   What did Henry Clay want in return?

     C.  How might you have felt after the "corrupt bargain" if you had voted for Jackson? Explain why you feel that way.

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Part III: John Quincy Adams As President

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: John Q. Adams As President"

3
.  Do an Internet search for a picture of President John Q. Adams.  Save the image to your computer.  Upload the image into your LiveBinder media box.

4
.  Explore the information in boxes 1-6 and 10-12 of the materials to learn more about John Quincy Adams and his time as president.

    

5.  Now in your Live Binder text box, list 5 facts that you learned about John Quincy Adams as president. 

6.  What is the most interesting fact that you learned about John Q. Adams?  Write you answer in a complete sentence.

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Part IV: What is a Tariff?

1.  Place the following title for this section in your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: What is a Tariff?"

2.  Define the terms "Tariff" and "Tariff of Abominations" and write the definitions in your LiveBinder text box.


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* If time remains, enjoy Mr. Gigliotti's golden voice explaining the Election of 1824!


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