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Ridgway US History Episode 22: The Panic of 1837, Forced Indian Removal, & The Whigs
This lesson explains the varied motivations for/against the forcible removal of Native Americans during Andrew Jackson’s administration; explains the causes & effects of the Panic of 1837; and analyzes the rise and philosophical beliefs of the Whig Party. It's also Halloween themed (I normally teach this around the time of Halloween), but the information within is easily customizable and can be modified.
- A Panic of 1837 analysis activity through political cartoons of the time and a short reading.
- Includes a scaffolded worksheet to help students build understanding step-by-step.
- A Gallery Walk on various primary-source perspectives towards the Indian Removal Act
-Mini-Lesson on the traits and beliefs of the Whig Party with scaffolded Cornell-style notes: free-form, and digital.
- Warmup/Exit Ticket questions
Formats: Google Apps, Word, PowerPoint, PDF.
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Tags: Jacksonian Democracy, US History, Andrew Jackson, American History, Native Americans, Panic of 1837, Specie Circular, Inflation, Economy, Political Cartoons, The Indian Removal Act, the Whig Party, Henry Clay, Tariffs, Daniel Webster, Whig Presidents, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore.