Andrew Jackson Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 34 questions based on a TED-Ed video and the History.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the TED-Ed Video: History vs. Andrew Jackson. The video will introduce Andrew Jackson and the controversies which surround his presidency. His appointment of political allies to federal positions, the shutting down of the Bank of the United States, and his role in the Indian Removal Act are all debated in this video. Students are presented with facts and differing opinions and are asked to come up with their own views based on the info they are presented. Following the video, students will proceed to the History.com website and read an article on the life of Andrew Jackson. His early life on the Tennessee frontier, his political life in Tennessee, and his military career during the War of 1812 are all covered. The Battle of New Orleans and his role in the annexation of Florida are included in the reading. The article then reviews his unsuccessful, and controversial, presidential bid in 1824. Lastly, the article covers his presidency from 1828-1836. His feuding with the Whig party, vetoing of the Bank of the United States, conflict with the South Carolina government, and the Indian Removal Act are all covered.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.