Before we begin, “democracy” is spreading in the Age of Jackson. Most, if not all, white men can vote.
Meaning that white men who don’t own property are part of the democratic process.
1) Identify the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of two reform movements mentioned in this chapter. (4pts)
2) How are women’s traditional roles of wives and mothers extended outside the home and into the public
sphere to help create reform movements? Essentially, try to connect the traditional roles of women inside the
home and how those were used in some of the various reform movements in the chapter. (2pts)
Read the documents from page 280-281 “Mill Girls Stand Up to Factory Owners, 1834” and answer the
following question:
3) Students often misunderstand the Lowell Mill Girls. Our general impression is that we see women working
outside the home and we think of economic emancipation and independence. But much like all technology, it
was complicated. Question: How was working outside the home both a positive and negative experience for
Lowell factory women? In your answer, please cite at least 2 sentences from any of the Mill Girls documents.
4) To Jackson, in what way/s could President Andrew Jackson be seen as a hero (think of Nullification 1828)
and in what way/s could be he be viewed as a villain in American history? (5pts)

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