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Topic: Changes in American political life 

United States History

 Standard 11.  Understands the extension, restriction, and reorganization of political democracy after 1800
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands elements of suffrage in the antebellum years (e.g., contradictions between the movement for universal white male suffrage and disenfranchisement of free African Americans and women, the influence of the West and western politicians in supporting equality in the political process)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands contradictions between the movement for universal white male suffrage and disenfranchisement of free African Americans
     2.Understands contradictions between the movement for universal white male suffrage and disenfranchisement of women
     3.Understands the influence of the West in supporting equality in the political process
     4.Understands the influence of western politicians in supporting equality in the political process
   Benchmark 2.Understands why the election of Andrew Jackson was considered a victory for the "common man (e.g., the "spoils system," Jackson's interest in providing the "common man" with opportunities to serve in the government)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the "spoils system"
     2.Understands Jackson’s interest in providing the "common man" with opportunities to serve in the government
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands political influences and views after 1800 (e.g., the impact of changes in electoral qualifications for white males on local, state, and national politics; how President Jackson’s position on the bank recharter and nullification issues contributed to the rise of the Whig party)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands political influences after 1800
     2.Understands political views after 1800
     3.Understands the impact of changes in electoral qualifications for white males on local politics
     4.Understands the impact of changes in electoral qualifications for white males on state politics
     5.Understands the impact of changes in electoral qualifications for white males on national politics
     6.Understands how President Jackson’s position on the bank recharter issue contributed to the rise of the Whig party
     7.Understands how President Jackson’s position on the bank nullification issue contributed to the rise of the Whig party
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands increased political activity in the first half of the 19th century (e.g., the importance of state and local issues, the rise of interest-group politics, and the style of campaigning in increasing voter participation; factors that affected the vitality of the National Republican, Democratic, Whig, and "Know-Nothing" parties)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of state issues in the first half of the 19th century
     2.Understands the importance of local issues in the first half of the 19th century
     3.Understands the rise of interest-group politics in the first half of the 19th century
     4.Understands the role that the style of campaigning played in increasing voter participation in the first half of the 19th century
     5.Understands the factors that affected the vitality of the National Republican party in the first half of the 19th century
     6.Understands the factors that affected the vitality of the Democratic party in the first half of the 19th century
     7.Understands the factors that affected the vitality of the Whig party in the first half of the 19th century
     8.Understands the factors that affected the vitality of the "Know-Nothing" party in the first half of the 19th century