Jacksonian Democracy

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Jacksonian Democracy ... a total success or a complete failure? Young academics examine Jacksonian Democracy, including the concept of the supremacy of the federal government and the forced relocation of Native Americans. Scholars complete a pre-lesson plan quiz, research, and write newspaper articles to understand the impact of Jacksonian Democracy.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners create journal entries from the perspective of a Native American during Jackson's presidency 
  • Guide pupils in creating a pro/con chart of Jacksonian Democracy
Classroom Considerations
  • The topic of forced Native American settlement may be sensitive for some students 
  • Provides a rubric for the activity to allow for consistent grading
  • The lesson includes differentiated instruction activites to enhance student learning 
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