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Okay lemme try again. DBQ help.

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StephNy's picture
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Okay lemme try again. DBQ help.

I need help on a late DBQ that I need to make up tonight. Not alot, just a little shove in the right direction. Maybe a few pointers? This is my first AP class so I'm really stressing out.

Here's the DBQ:

The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the "common man." To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response: Economic development, Politics, Reform movements.

I was thinking about going with Economic and Political developements, since there was only like one reform, but I don't know what to concentrate on specifically.

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Joined: Dec 2010

I have the same problem! Here's my opening paragraph, but I'm not sure if I'm headed in the right direction either.

The Jacksonian Period which lasted from 1824-1828 brought about the term the “common man” which was demonstrated in the Democratic lifestyle our country took on. The average white male citizen was classified under this title leaving out three other types of people in the United States: women, blacks, and Native Americans. The Jacksonian Period lived up to this characterization in the sense that a large amount of American men had the opportunity to become politically active and participate in the development of the economy, thus creating the “common man” because they were under equality, but the term did not fully live up to its definition because only part of society fell into that term.

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