A hero to some, a brutal autocrat to others, Andrew Jackson brought a new combativeness to 19th Century American political life. Despite growing wealthy as a slave-holding planter, Jackson tirelessly portrayed himself as champion of the common man.
This short answer history worksheet explores the many contradictions of America's seventeenth President. Was Jackson a hard-nosed political stalwart, or a backstabbing bully who only cared about his own supporters? Was he a tough-but-fair Indian fighter, or an unabashed racist? How does Jackson's political style compare with that of President Donald Trump?
Perfect as a classroom exercise, homework assignment or review activity! These topics can also be used as essay questions on a unit test about Jackson's administration.
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