Andrew Jackson- Mini Biography

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After having studied the historical period in greater detail, consider having learners analyze the manner in which the video portrays Jackson's presidency. Do they agree with the way events are presented? If they were to come up with an original phrase to describe his presidency, what would it be?
Classroom Considerations

  • This video only briefly touches on the events of Jackson's presidency, and provides a very surface-level description
Pros

  • Includes primary source images depicting the historical period
  • Illustrates a range of events from Jackson's presidency
Cons

  • None