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What Your Child is Learning in Unit 3, "Establishing the New Nation"

In this unit, your child will learn about the inauguration of the first President, the development of the first political parties, and the gaining of international respect through both diplomacy and war. He or she will discover the contributions of the major political leaders of the day, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren. Your child will also look at the changing world of the nation's "common folk"--Eastern farmers, African Americans, women, immigrants and Native Americans.

Activities You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child's Learning

Chapter 5 The Creation of a Party System

Chapter 6 The Maturing Republic

Chapter 7 People of the New Nation


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