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Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson. Is Pedigree Important in the Making of a Leader ? Andrew Jackson was: Unsophisticated Horse racing, card playing Uncivilized Indian fighter, dueler Self-educated Read law books and passed NC bar exam . Democratic-Republicans.

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Andrew Jackson
  • Is Pedigree Important in the Making of a Leader?

Andrew Jackson was:

    • Unsophisticated
      • Horse racing, card playing
    • Uncivilized
      • Indian fighter, dueler
    • Self-educated
      • Read law books and passed NC bar exam
democratic republicans
Democratic-Republicans
  • Democratic-Republican Party separates
    • Jackson represented the “Common Man”
    • Adams represented a group of privileged, wealthy Easterners
  • Two Parties are created
    • Jackson = Democrats
    • Adams = National Republicans
election of 1828
Election of 1828
  • Andrew Jackson vs. John Q. Adams
  • Bitter Campaign
    • Personal Attacks
      • Adams attacks Jackson’s wife and mother
        • Wife, Rachel – accused of being bigamist; dies shortly after reading a castigating election pamphlet about husband
        • Mother, Elizabeth – “COMMON PROSTITUTE”
      • Jackson attacks Adams
        • Gambling in the White House
        • Procurer for the Russian Czar

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/video/

jacksonian democracy
Jacksonian Democracy
  • Opposed control of the government by the wealthy
  • Looked out for the interests of the common people
  • Promoted the concept of majority rule
jackson wins
Jackson Wins…
  • Victory for the common people
  • Put an end to the idea that the government should be controlled by an educated elite
  • The common people would be governed by one of their own
inauguration day
Inauguration Day

March 4, 1829

A Party for the People

or

What Happens when the Country Cousins Show Up

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/video/

new political era
New Political Era
  • Government reform
  • Jackson replaced many government officials with his supporters
    • Spoils system – giving government jobs to political backers
  • Faced three major issues
    • The status of Native Americans
    • The rights of the States
    • The role of the Bank of the United States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyFhnZi8eUA

jackson timeline activity
Jackson Timeline Activity
  • Create a timeline 'ladder' of Andrew Jackson. You must have 10 significant dates that cover both his personal and professional life.
  • Title the project, "Climb the Ladder with Andrew Jackson."
  • You must complete the following:
  • Project must be colored
  • Include at least four drawings/images to accompany your timeline