"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. An introductory paragraph that describes the historical context of the cartoon.
2. A full-size picture of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
3. Questions based on the political cartoon.
4. A PowerPoint that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon (complete with discussion notes).
5. An answer key is included.
You can also purchase two related cartoons, King Andrew I
and In Memoriam -- our civil service as it was
. Or you can purchase them all together as a bundle: Andrew Jackson Series
I also offer guides to several other political cartoons on Teachers Pay Teachers, including:
● The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss-Ame Stamp
. You can download this one for FREE.
● Join, or Die
● Cinques-Tetes, or the Paris Monster
● Ograbme, or the American Snapping Turtle
● Intercourse or Impartial Dealings
● The Plumb-Pudding in Danger
● The Monroe Doctrine
● 19th Century Immigration Series
● The Road to Civil War Series
I continue to add cartoons related to United States History, so the list continues to grow. These are all valuable resources to my own United States History curriculum.
Finally, please feel free to browse the store for other products related to US History, World History, and Government.
Should you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com or contact me via the Q&A section on TpT.