Instructional Video

History vs. Andrew Jackson

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What would happen if the values and decisions of the past were put on trial today? Watch as the answer unfolds in a clever cartoon drama centering on the presidency of Andrew Jackson. A great way of opening the door to multiple points of view, the video presents opposing perspectives on a variety of decisions and actions undertaken by the seventh United States president.

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Classroom Considerations
  • One of the questions asks whether you would have found Jackson guilty or innocent;  the jury of students may need more evidence before reaching a verdict
  • Illustrations help support the concepts being discussed
  • Three questions help learners relate the learning to the present day
  • Includes rich resources on the history of Andrew Jackson, his impact on the role of president, and an article on revisionist history