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Questions About Andrew Jackson’s Life after the Presidency
What happened when Jackson threw his support to Martin Van Buren in the election of 1836?
What church did Jackson join in 1838, and in what ways did that change his surly demeanor?
How would you characterize Jacksons final retirement years spent at the Hermitage?
What various ailments and health problems did Jackson suffer from in his life after the presidency?
How did Jackson respond to the Panic of 1837, which took place shortly after he left office, and how did he support Van Buren in the matter?
What became of Van Buren in his reelection campaign, and what was Jacksons role?
In his final years, how was Jackson a major force in fighting for the annexation of Texas in 1845? How did his political loyalties continually shift during that time period?
What were the circumstances of Andrew Jacksons death in 1845?
What was the Spoils System often associated with Jackson, and in what ways do you imagine that particular practice is still widely in use in todays politics?
How would you compare and contrast the way Jackson considered himself a Man of the People versus the fact that he became wealthy and had some of the best things life had to offer?
Why is Andrew Jackson often called The Father of the Modern Democratic Party?
In what way did Jackson and his followers change the name Democratic-Republican Party?
What was the concept of Manifest Destiny, and how did Andrew Jackson play a major role?
How would you juxtapose the method by which a presidential candidate was nominated in a caucus versus how a presidential candidate was nominated in a convention? What role did Jackson play in this changed methodology?
How do you judge the way Andrew Jacksons legacy will ultimately be viewed by history?
Considering all the facts you have learned, how would you analyze the campaign to remove Andrew Jackson from the twenty-dollar bill? Would you vote to have him removed? Why or why not? Who would you put on the denomination instead? Would you produce a plan to put Jackson on another bill or coin? Justify your answers.
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Questions About Andrew Jackson’s Second Term
How would you describe what took place during the Bank War, which began in 1832, and that involved the National Bank?
What did Jackson do that convinced his opponents that he would surely lose his reelection bid in 1832?
How did Jackson respond to South Carolinas nullification of his tariff, and according to some historians, how did this eventually help lead to the Civil War?
Related to this tariff, what was Jacksons view on states rights?
What claim can Jackson make about the national debt that occurred on January 1st, 1835, that no other president can claim?
How would you recreate in your minds eye the attempt to assassinate Jackson on January 30th, 1835, and how would you visualize the way events unfolded that day?