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Andrew Jackson

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

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  1. Andrew Jackson Hero or Villain?

  2. Do Now • Think about what it is you know about Andrew Jackson as of now…  Do you like him?

  3. Description of Andrew Jackson • Andrew Jackson, as described by James Parton.

  4. 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

  5. Video- Who was Andrew Jackson? Unit 7, Journal # 4- • "Who was Andrew Jackson?" • Use the video to help you construct your response. • Introduction

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

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