In this unit, we will study the shaping of our national government, the emergence of political parties, the Republican motherhood, the Second Great Awakening, expansion into the west, growth of slavery, and War of 1812. We will study the transformation of the economy and society in antebellum America, as well as the transformation of politics in antebellum America. We will trace the religious and reform movements of antebellum America. We will examine the role of manifest destiny in our westward expansion and territorial acquisitions as well as in the War with Mexico.

- Documents will be analyzed from several resources throughout the unit.

- DBQ’s from AP Test Prep Series, as well as released copies from the College Board.