Andrew Jackson, Hero, Monster, or Somewhere in Between?

8th grade, andrew jackson, kaye christensen, primary sources

Andrew Jackson was a complex and influential key player of the 19th century whose two terms as United States president helped shape policy on states rights, labor and industrialization, Indian removal, economic power structures, and slavery.

Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

8th grade, andrew jackson, cherokee, jody lubbers, native americans, trail of tears

Jody's lesson is designed to give students an overview of Andrew Jackson and of the causes, events, and effects of the removal of the Cherokee people of the southeastern United States.  Students will use primary source documents to achieve an understanding of the problems that the Cherokee faced.


Indian Removal Debate

8th grade, andrew jackson, debate, eighth grade, indians, primary sources, trail of tears, Tyson Bauerle