The Common Man unit covers three weeks of class time and deals with the impact of universal male suffrage that allowed the "common man" to finally have a voice in politics. Covered here are the Presidency of Andrew Jackson, the first calls for reforms to women and workers rights, as well as the growing abolition movement. Time period: 1824 through 1850.
The Common Man unit contains three week-long sections:
the Nation Grows section examines the growth of the economy after the War of 1812.
the Age of Jackson section focuses on the dramatic events of Andrew Jackson's two terms.
the First Reforms section examines efforts to free slaves and improve the lives of women and workers.
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