Andrew Jackson

Below are resources for teaching outside the textbook about President Andrew Jackson. Learn more about Jackson in this article from Slate, “Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!: The seventh president engineered genocide. He should be vilified, not honored.”

 

Andrew Jackson Revisited

“One of the greatest victories for the people of America since Andrew Jackson,” Rudy Giuliani , former mayor of New York City, said of Donald Trump's success in the 2016 election. We agree that Trump and Jackson have a lot in common, but neither election can be accurately described as a victory for anyone other than the wealthy elite.
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Indian Removal

Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 18 pages. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 7 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on the American policy of "Manifest Destiny" and Native American resistance to their own displacement.
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