Political Cartoon: The Downfall of Mother Bank

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  1. This series of political cartoons includes In Memoriam - our civil service as it was, King Andrew I, and The Downfall of Mother Bank. The cartoons focus on Jackson's presidency and perceived abuses of power: the spoils system, vetoing the charter of the Second Bank of the United States, and defying
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  2. There has, perhaps, been no president more polarizing that Andrew Jackson. Ascending to the White House as both a challenge to Eastern interests and a champion of the "common man," Jackson went on to fundamentally change the federal government. Indeed, the push for expanded political rights - Jack
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  3. Political cartoons are an excellent way of keeping students engaged and promoting critical thinking. This series of 21 political cartoons addresses topics in American history between the Colonial and Progressive Eras.Each political cartoon includes:1. A PowerPoint - complete with discussion notes f
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Product Description

The Downfall of Mother Bank was created by Henry Robinson in 1833 and is evidence of Andrew Jackson's popularity in destroying the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson's veto of the Bank's charter did have serious repercussions on the American economy, and can be linked to both the Panic of 1837 and the westward migration of the late 1830s and early 1840s.

The download includes the following:

1. A PowerPoint - complete with discussion notes for each slide - that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon.

2. An introductory paragraph that describes the circumstances behind the cartoon.

3. A full-size picture of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.

4. A graphic organizer that assists students in identifying different parts of the cartoon, analyzing symbols, and determining the meaning of the cartoon.

5. A series of questions based on the political cartoon.

6. An answer key.

These resources can also be purchased as part of a bundle I have posted on TpT:Political Cartoons in American History. In addition to these cartoons, the bundle includes:

The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss-Ame Stamp. You can also download this one for FREE.

Join, or Die

Cinques-Tetes, or the Paris Monster

Congressional Pugilists

Ograbme, or the American Snapping Turtle

Intercourse or Impartial Dealings

The Plumb-Pudding in Danger

The Monroe Doctrine

Welcome to All

Uncle Sam's Lodging House

The Age of Iron – Man as He Expects to Be

Southern Chivalry__ Argument versus Clubs

Mistress Columbia

The Copperhead Party

Move On

The Bosses of the Senate

Who Stole the People’s Money?

I continue to add cartoons related to United States History. These are all valuable resources to my own curriculum.

Your feedback regarding this product is always appreciated. And feel free to browse my store for other resources related to US History, World History, and Government.

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Should you have any questions, please email me at aroundtheworldteacher@gmail.com or contact me via the Q&A section on TpT.

Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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