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The Jackson Presidency in America - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find a variety of history lessons on Andrew Jackson's presidency and important events from this era of American history. These bite-sized video lessons can be incorporated into your classroom instruction, and students will enjoy the lessons' simple format. You can use the lessons to prompt class discussions, reinforce topics you've covered in a class lecture or introduce new concepts to your students.
How It Helps
- Student comprehension: These Andrew Jackson lessons are designed to present historical concepts in away that's easy for students to understand and remember.
- Flexibility: The chapter can be used for a variety of instructional purposes, including classwork, homework or as a textbook supplement.
- Expert instruction: Each lesson is taught by an expert history instructor who covers essential information about Andrew Jackson and his presidency.
The chapter's resources help you teach your students about:
- The life and career of President Andrew Jackson
- Andrew Jackson's rise and his Whig party opposition
- The debate over states' rights
- Jacksonian American, the Panic of 1837 and the Bank of the United States
- Facts about the Trail of Tears and the Indian Removal Act of 1830
1. President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man
In this lesson, we will explore the dirty politics of the 1828 election and the Age of the Common Man in American politics. Discover how this election changed American politics forever.
2. Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power
In this lesson, we will discuss how Andrew Jackson's administration strengthened executive power as well as the rise of the Whig Party in opposition to Jackson and his policies.
3. Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights
In this lesson, we will explore sectional tensions that emerged between the West, North, and South over land and tariffs, leading to confrontations in the Senate and a second nullification crisis.
4. Panic of 1837: Causes & Summary
The Panic of 1837 was the first depression of America's industrial era. Develop an understanding of this financial crisis and test your knowledge with a short quiz.
5. What Was the Trail of Tears? - Facts, History & Route
The Trail of Tears was the primary passage toward federally created Indian lands west of the Mississippi River. Learn about the history of the forced Indian removal and the devastation that occurred to native groups along their painful journey to their new home.
6. Indian Removal Act of 1830: Summary, Timeline & Facts
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was expected to remove and relocate Indian nations that existed in the Southern United States in order to advance white settlement. Learn about the legislation and the difficult battle that ensued between the United States and Native Americans.
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