• Period 4 is worth 10% of the AP Exam. This period will be covered in approximately 14 class days.

    The College Board uses key concepts to denote the testable material for each period. The full, detailed version of these concepts are located here. Please take the time to know these concepts, as anything mentioned is fair game for the AP Exam.

    Key Concept 4.1— The United States began to develop a modern democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to de ne the nation’s democratic ideals and change their society and institutions to match them.
    Key Concept 4.2— Innovations in technology, agriculture, and commerce powerfully accelerated the American economy, precipitating profound changes to U.S. society and to national and regional identities.
    Key Concept 4.3— The U.S. interest in increasing foreign trade and expanding its national borders shaped the nation’s foreign policy and spurred government and private initiatives.

Period 4 Homework and Test Calendar

  • Period 4 Key Terms/IDs

    Key terms will be due at the conclusion of each period on the test date, unless otherwise specified. These terms will be worth 100 points per period, and will be an invaluable study tool as we get closer to the AP exam in May. Each term should include the information provided on Quizlet. You have two options to receive the credit for key terms: 1. Create a notecard for each term using the definition on Quizlet and any additional relevant information from the book or 2. Create a Quizlet account, join my class by clicking here, and complete LEARN, FLASHCARD, and one other method of your choice by 8:20am on the due date. If not completed before 8:20am, no credit will be given.

    Chapter 7

    1. Revolution of 1800
    2. Louisiana Purchase
    3. Marbury v. Madison
    4. McCulloch v. Maryland
    5. Embargo Act of 1807
    6. War of 1812
    7. Hartford Convention
    8. Era of Good Feelings
    9. Monroe Doctrine
    10. Cotton gin
    11. Panic of 1819
    12. Missouri Compromise

    Chapter 8

    1. Jacksonian Democrats
    2. Whigs
    3. Universal male suffrage
    4. Election of 1824
    5. American System – Henry Clay
    6. Election of 1828
    7. Spoils System
    8. Nullification Crisis
    9. Indian Removal Act of 1830
    10. Cherokee Cases (Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, Worcester v. Georgia)
    11. Jackson’s Bank Veto

    Chapter 9

    1. Market Revolution
    2. Telegraph
    3. Lowell Girls
    4. Yeomen/tenant farmers
    5. Nat Turner’s Rebellion

    Chapter 10

    1. Temperance
    2. Penitentiary
    3. Immediatism
    4. Gag rule
    5. Peculiar institution
    6. Seneca Falls Convention
    7. Declaration of Sentiments
    8. Transcendentalism


  • Period 4 Lectures/Powerpoints

    The following links will navigate you to PDF files of the in-class lectures. The inclusion of these notes below should not be considered as a substitute for taking notes and paying attention in class.  These notes are provided so that you have access to visual images used in class as well as for absent students to get caught up.

    War of 1812 (PPT)

    Antebellum Women (PPT)

Period 4 Helpful Links/Study Materials