Please watch the chapter entitled “The Candidate” beginning at about the 44 minute markhttps://youtu.be/EGfxyeuy8u8?t=2650 (Links to an external site.)
Minimize Videofor questions 1-5:
- How was Jackson’s candidacy in 1824 different from traditional candidates?
- What was the outcome of that election? Why were Jackson and his followers so outraged over this outcome?
- What was so unique about the 1828 election? (concentrate on strategy)
- What worries did Washington socialites have when Jackson became president? (example)
- How did Jackson prove these worries by the Washington establishment correct? (What did he do that seemed to upset these socialites so much?)
* Please watch the chapter “The Defender of the Union” beginning at about the 59 minute markhttps://youtu.be/EGfxyeuy8u8?t=3573 (Links to an external site.)for questions 6-10.
- What was the concept of nullification?
- What was Jackson’s position on nullification? (Wait just a minute, it will become quite clear J)
- What did South Carolina threaten to do if the tax/tariff were enforced?
- How did Jackson react to that? What was his explanation?
- What was the long-term significance of Jackson’s argument, especially considering the Civil War?
* Please read p. 300-303 in the textbook and watch chapter “The Great White Father” beginning at about the 1:20 minute markhttps://youtu.be/EGfxyeuy8u8?t=4859 (Links to an external site.)for questions 11 – 14
- What was Jackson’s position on the western frontier and Native Americans living therein?
- Why did he think that way?
- How did he contribute to the Trail of Tears?
- What was the impact?
* Please watch the chapter “The Prophet” beginning at about the 1:28 time markhttps://youtu.be/EGfxyeuy8u8?t=5328 (Links to an external site.)for questions 15-19.
- What was the central question in Andrew Jackson’s Presidency?
- Why did he dislike the Second National Bank and explain how that relates to question 15.
- What did he do about this bank and why did he do that? (You will also have to read the textbook p. 298-300)
- Why did Jackson and his followers adopt the donkey as the symbol for the Democratic Party?
*Now that you have watched the clips and answered the questions, please answer the following analytical question:
- What is your personal opinion about Andrew Jackson as president? You must construct a persuasive argument, evaluate pros and cons, and use examples.