Andrew Jackson and The Bank Wars

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Viewers examine the historical arguments for and against establishing a National Bank in the United States. They examine just how Andrew Jackson's debate continues to rage on, all the way to today's America. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a set of five questions which will be answered during the viewing of the video
  • Incorporate a review lesson on Hamilton, Jefferson and Washington and their roles in the creation of the National Bank
  • Create an extension lesson in which the issue of the National Bank is debated (i.e. Jeffersonian view vs. Hamilton view)
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • The third installment of a 9-part series

  • Quick lesson is perfect as either a review or preview of the Bank Wars
  • Video is well done and very factual on the Bank Wars and the roles of Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and Jackson

  • No materials are included to assist in the lesson