Who Was Andrew Jackson?

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 11098

Andrew Jackson was a "hot head;" you might say he had a "duel" personality! Think about how a president's character affects his performance, then create a flier for or against Jackson for President!

categories

United States

subject
History
learning style
Visual
personality style
Otter
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Andrew Jackson, a good old-fashioned Southern man, carried out the tradition of challenging men to a fight to the death, otherwise known as a duel. Jackson was involved in a few duels, and carried two bullets in his body as proof. He killed one man after being struck in the chest, just an inch from his heart. Jackson thoroughly enjoyed a fight, and often was the instigator. So, how did this man come to be the President of the United States? How many fights did he cause during his eight years as commander-in-chief? Let's find out!

Think about the ramifications that being a "hot head" could mean to the president.

Write a journal entry about what it would mean for a political situation if the leader of the country has an anger issue.

Andrew Jackson’s life and contributions to U.S. history

What do you already know about Andrew Jackson?

Make a list of the facts you already know about Andrew Jackson. This should only be what you know and not what you look up (no Googling!).

  • Did you know that Andrew Jackson’s parents emigrated from Ireland, and two states claim he was born in their state?
  • Do your nationality and birthplace truly matter?
  • Do they help shape who you are or what you become?

Think this over and discuss your thoughts with your teacher or another adult.

While you watch The Disney American Presidents: Andrew Jackson (Edited) (below), take notes on facts about Andrew Jackson:

 

Now that you have learned some interesting facts about Mr. Jackson, let's do some writing!

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