This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Andrew Jackson & the defining event of his presidency. Both presentations together number 39 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Born in poverty, Andrew Jackson was born into a farming family of relatively modest means, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between NC and SC. During the American Revolutionary War Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause served as a courier and was captured at age 13. He was mistreated by his British captors and he never forgot that treatment. He was hot-tempered and killed a man in a duel in 1806, over a matter of honor regarding his wife Rachel.
Jackson gained national fame through his role in the War of 1812, where he won decisive victories over the Indians and then over the main British invasion army at the Battle of New Orleans. His leadership in that conflict earned Jackson national fame as a military hero, and he would become America’s most influential, and polarizing, political figure during the 1820s and 1830s.
As a lawyer he helped found the state of TN in 1796 where he represented the state as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then in the U.S. Senate. After narrowly losing to John Quincy Adams in the contentious 1824 presidential election, Jackson returned 4 years later to win redemption, soundly defeating Adams and becoming the nation’s 7th President (1829-1837).
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #7 - Andrew Jackson and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Background Summary (2)
Marriage & Prosperity
Political Career Begins
National War Hero
Florida & Controversy
Failed Bid for Presidency
The “Corrupt Bargain”
Jackson Wins Redemption
Jackson as President
Bank of the United States
Crises in South Carolina
Retirement & Death
End of Presentation
At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in GA, TN, AL, NC and FL - land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States.
The federal government implemented The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forcing them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian Territory” across the Mississippi River. So white people could have some ground to farm. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the “Trail of Tears”.
By 1840, tens of thousands of Native Americans had been driven off of their land in the southeastern states and forced to move across the Mississippi to Indian territory. The federal government promised that their new land would remain unmolested forever, but as the line of white settlement pushed westward, “Indian country” shrank and shrank. In 1907, Oklahoma became a state and Indian territory was gone for good.
Power point #2 is entitled, Western Expansion in the United States - Trail of Tears and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
The Indian “Problem “
“Trail of Tears” Map
Attitudes About Indians
What to Do With the Indians?
White Land Grab
Native American Sovereignty
Indian Removal Act
The Cherokee’s Forcible Removal
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.