AP US History-Jacksonian Democracy DBQ
Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity.
In light of the following documents and your knowledge of the 1820's and 1830's, to what extent do you agree with the Jacksonians' view of themselves?
____/200 pointsThe 8-9 essay:
- Contains a well-developed thesis that evaluates the extent to which the Jacksonian Democrats guarded the US Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity in the 1820’s and 1830’s.
- Presents an effective analysis of each area and the level of success achieved.
- Effectively uses a substantial number of documents. (Note that you need to use all of them.)
- Supports thesis and documents with substantial and relevant outside information.
- Is clearly organized and well-written.
- May contain minor errors.
The 5-7 essay:
- Contains a thesis that addresses whether the extent to which the Jacksonian Democrats guarded the US Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity in the 1820’s and 1830’s.
- Has some analysis of one or two factors OR examines several factors in a general manner.
- Uses a number of documents effectively.
- Supports thesis with some outside information.
- Shows evidence of acceptable organization and writing; language errors do not interfere with comprehension of the essay.
- May contain errors that do not seriously detract from the quality of the essay.
The 2-4 essay:
- Contains a limited, confused, and/or poorly developed thesis.
- Deals with the question in a general manner; simplistic or overstated explanation.
- Quotes or briefly cites some documents.
- Contains little outside information or...