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Andrew Jackson- Mini Biography
2 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here you'll find a very brief introduction to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, including his participation in the Battle of New Orleans, his decision to relocate Native Americans to the west, and his legacy as the leader of the common man.
The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Issues in the Election of 1828 (and Beyond)
9th - 12th
Students make a connection between changes in voting participation and the election of 1828. They describe regional factors evidenced by the voting results in the election of 1828 and analyze campaign materials from 1828 to explain the...
America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal
8th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
How did President Andrew Jackson justify the removal of Native Americans from their homeland? After your young historians examine Jackson's speech to Congress in 1830 preceding the Indian Removal Act, they will then delve into text-based...
Andrew Jackson and the Use of Martial Law and the Suspension of Habeas Corpus
9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the use of martial law at the Battle of New Orleans. For this Andrew Jackson lesson, students analyze primary documents pertaining to the move by Jackson to use martial law in the battle. High schoolers then...
The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson and the Growth of Party Politics
9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze changes in voter participation and regional power, and review archival campaign documents reflecting the dawn of politics as we know it during the critical years from 1824 to 1832. Students utilize worksheets and...
Common Man and Contradictions: A Mock Trial of Andrew Jackson
10th - 12th
Students examine the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. For this Andrew Jackson lesson, students conduct research to prepare for a mock trial regarding the president's image. Students engage in historical research prior to the mock...
Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time...