Revered by some, reviled by others, Andrew Jackson was nothing if not controversial. Dubbed "Old Hickory" by his men, he gained national prominence following his victorious command at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.
Elected by a landslide in 1828, Jackson would soon employ these same methods to his political opponents. Over the course of two terms, he imposed, or attempted to impose, his will on American Indians, the Bank of the United States, southern planters, and the U.S. Supreme Court, among others.
This two-part history worksheet examines Jackson's lasting impact on American democracy - especially in terms of Indian relations, the balance of power between the executive and judicial branches and the question of state's rights/nullification.
Perfect as a classroom activity, homework assignment or review activity! Part I is an ten-question "Match-'Em" exercise, while Part II contains a "Who Said That" exercise.
MashAvz strives to create academic material that is intelligent, fun and appealing to the eye. We hope that our materials stoke your students' intellectual curiosity and love of the arts, while also instilling in them a great respect for the world's diversity.