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Andrew Jackson DBQ

How Democratic Was Andrew Jackson?

Background:

Background is not limited to
Jackson's life. How did the
first 6 Presidents utilize
Presidential Power?
Highlight each President
with respect to their
approach to the office and
the decisions they made
when in office.

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

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Jackson wins the
Presidency.

1) What is a
Presidential
Elector?
8/8

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2) What is more
democratic, a
Presidential Elector
chosen by "L" or by
"P"? Explain.

Jackson
loses after
House of
Reps decides
in favor of
JQA

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Jackson leaves
the Presidency

3) According to this
chart, was the
method of electing a
president becoming
more democratic
during the Jackson
years? What is the
evidence?

Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) What is
Jackson's opinion
on who should be
allowed to vote in
the Territory of
Florida in 1822?
2) Is this a
democratic point of
view?

1) According to
Bailey and
Kennedy, was
America becoming
more democratic in
1828, the year
Jackson was first
elected president?
2) What is Bailey
and Kennedy's
evidence?

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) According to
historian Robert
Remini, what three
proposals does
Jackson make
regarding a) the
Electoral College, b)
the length of term,
and c) the election
of US senators?
2)Is this evidence
that Andrew
Jackson was
democratic?

1) Does the
cartoonist view
Andrew Jackson
was democratic?
2) What details
does the cartoonist
include to make his
argument?

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) What is
Jackson's general
opinion about the
national bank?
2) What are two of
Jackson's specific
criticisms of the
bank?
3) Is Jackson's
position on the
national bank
democratic or
undemocratic?

1) What does US
Senator Daniel
Webster think about
Jackson's bank
message?
2) Does Webster
think Jackson's
bank veto is
democratic? Why?

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Andrew Jackson DBQ
1) For how long
does Jackson
believe an
appointed official
should hold that
office?
2) Why does
Jackson feel it is
good to limit the
terms of
government office
holders?
3) Is this a
democratic
position?

1) Who was Samuel
Swartwout?
2) What did
Swartout do?
3) Does the
Swartwout case
strengthen or
weaken Jackson's
argument on
rotating official
appointments to
government office?
Explain.

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) What proposal
does Jackson make
regarding the
Choctaw, Cherokee,
and Creek Indians?
2) What is
Jackson's reason
for supporting
Indian Removal?
3) Is Jackson's
position
democratic?

1) List three
reasons why the
Cherokee feel
Jackson's policies
are undemocratic?

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) What happened
to the Choctaw,
Cherokee, and
Creek people in the
1830s and 40s?

1) Who was
Lyncoya?
2) How democratic
was Jackson in his
overall relations
with Native
Americans.

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

1) When and under
what condition did
Jackson make this
written appeal?
2) Does this appeal
provide evidence
that Jackson was
democratic in his
regard for black
Americans?

1) How many slaves
did Jackson own
during the years of
his presidency?
2) Can a man be
both a slave holder
and a supporter of
democracy?

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

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Andrew Jackson DBQ

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Andrew Jackson DBQ
How Democratic was Andrew Jackson?
Andrew Jackson DBQ FCAs (150 Point Total Assignment)
In-Class FCAs
1) Provide a strong opening, clearly and originally stated thesis, and a specific map. (10 Points) 2) Number and highlight at least 6 references to the documents in the Andrew Jackson DBQ to support your thesis...
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