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Andrew Jackson. Hero or Villain?. Do Now. Think about what it is you know about Andrew Jackson as of now… Do you like him?. Description of Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson, as described by James Parton. Images of Jackson.
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Andrew Jackson Hero or Villain?
Do Now • Think about what it is you know about Andrew Jackson as of now… Do you like him?
Description of Andrew Jackson • Andrew Jackson, as described by James Parton.
Images of Jackson • We are going to view portraits of Jackson that were painted throughout the course of his life. • With each image, write two words that you feel embody the EMOTION of the piece or DESCRIBE Jackson himself. • Portraits of Andrew Jackson
Video- Who was Andrew Jackson? Unit 7, Journal # 4- • "Who was Andrew Jackson?" • Use the video to help you construct your response. • Introduction
THE COMMON MAN • Andrew Jackson considered himself a spokesperson for the common man. • The first six Presidents were from the same mold: wealthy, educated, and from the east. • Jackson was a self-made man who declared education an unnecessary requirement for political leadership. • As a military hero, a frontiersman, and a populist*, Jackson enchanted the common people and alarmed the political, social and economic elite. A Man of the People would now govern the nation • *A member or adherent of a political party that represents the interests of ordinary people.
Reinventing the Presidency • What powers does the President have today? • The president is elected by all the people • Is considered "the head" of the government • Can veto legislation • Is the leader of his political party • Reinventing the Presidency, Part 1 • Reinventing the Presidency, Part 2
Corporations Corporations • During Jackson's presidency, the United States was going through an economic shift from an agrarian-based economy to a manufacturing-based economy. • Jackson strongly idolized the individual farmers and craftsmen who worked for themselves, dying breeds within the growing industrialization of America and the rise of corporations. • When you control all the money, you control all aspects of society– threaten the power of the American government.
Bank Wars Bank Wars • Public dislikes the Bank of the U.S. • Jackson felt that the National Bank symbolized wealth and power; agent of the wealthy whose members cared nothing for Jackson’s common people • Makes the rich richer • Threat to American democracy • Financial strength, influence on the economy • Could bribe officials and buy elections
Nullification Nullification, Part 1 Nullification, Part 2 • John C. Calhoun’s theory that acted as a response to Jackson’s “Tariff of Abominations,” or the Tariff of 1828. • Favored the Northern economy over the South • Each state should have the right to determine the constitutionality of federal laws, and should be able to nullify them if necessary.
So…Who is Andrew Jackson? • FINAL QUESTION: Is Andrew Jackson someone that you admire or someone that you despise? Was he a hero or a villain?