Andrew Jackson’s Life, Presidency, and Impact – Inquiry Based Lesson


Social Studies – History, U.S. History
Grade Levels
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Resource Type
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Zip (4 MB|8 pages/10 slides)

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With this lesson, students will be examining the major topics of Andrew Jackson’s presidency, specifically, the way in which his policies prioritizes some groups of Americans while harming others. Students will examine the following topics with scaffolding questions:

  • Andrew Jackson’s Rise
  • The Spoils System
  • The Kitchen Cabinet
  • The Bank War
  • The Nullification Crisis
  • Jackson and Slavery
  • Native American Removal

Then, students will analyze their findings and answer the following – Which groups of people was Jackson most concerned with during his life and presidency? You can view more in the preview here.

This lesson is fully adaptable, and topics can be removed as needed to meet the needs of your students.

Included in this resource:

  • A print version for implementation in a classroom
  • A Google Slides links to the digital version
  • A Detailed Lesson Plan – this includes all of the links. PLEASE LOOK HERE.

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