Together, we have examined a range of primary and secondary sources related to how the new Constitution actually functioned in the early Republic (Marbury v. Madison and the nullification crisis). We also discussed multiple dimensions of the “democratic” visions presented by Presidents Jefferson and Jackson – including who was partially or fully excluded from those visions. Most recently, we have turned our focus more closely to the question of Indian removal, considering the competing views of President Jackson and the Cherokees.
For our unit assessment, we will join many of these threads as we discuss a key question from the perspective of September 1832 (this is after the Worcester v. Georgia decision and before the 1832 presidential election):
Homework for day 2:
Detailed discussion procedure:
Please reference this Google Doc for role assignments.