Tues. 03 / 06 – Andrew Jackson

Learning Targets

I can Identify factors in the early life of Andrew Jackson that came to define his personality and style of presidency

I can Explain who Andrew Jackson was considered the president of the Common Man.

The Main Course

Today’s Reading:

Chapter 12.1 Politics of the People

Today’s Guided Notes:

Am. History-12.1 GN- Am History

Advanced- 12.1 GN- Advanced


Video 1


  1. Why did Andrew Jackson develop a hatred of the British at a young age?

  2. Please give a brief description of the early life of Andrew Jackson? (4 sentences)

Video 2


3. How did Andrew Jackson’s first duel end?

4. Why did Andrew Jackson not see himself as a “good” politician? (2 sentences)

Video 3


5. Why was Andrew Jackson called “Old Hickory”?

6. What was the name of the influential Indian Chief that stressed the need to have unity among all Indian tribes in order to fight against the American invasion of Indian lands?

Video 4


7. Why did Jackson’s adoption of an Indian child become so controversial?

 Additional Support Video:


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