A timeline shows important events of the era. In 1824, John Quincy Adams is elected president in a “corrupt bargain”; a portrait of Adams is shown. In 1828, the “Tariff of Abominations” protects northern manufacturers, and Andrew Jackson wins the popular and electoral votes; a portrait of Jackson is shown. In 1830, Congress passes the Indian Removal Act; a portrait of Sauk chief Black Hawk is shown. In 1832, the Nullification Crisis risks violent secession, and President Jackson vetoes the…
Whole Class/Small Group Activity: OPTIC over the Jackson inauguration Painting(8.5F) (8.29C)Station 1: Jackson/Calhoun conversation on the Nullification Crisis/Tariff of Abominations(8.5G)(8.29D)Station 2: Indian Removal Act Document Analysis(8.5G)(8.29A)(8.29B)Station 3: Worcester v.
Analyzing Andrew Jackson in Political Cartoons Worksheets
This excellent Common Core-aligned primary source analysis activity features 5 political cartoons related to Andrew Jackson. Each deals with a different aspect of Jackson's presidency: The Spoils System, the Tariff of Abominations, The National Bank, The Indian Removal Act, and Jackson's use of the presidential veto. Each cartoon is paired with a set of analysis questions for students to answer. An answer key for this is provided along with blown-up, larger versions of each cartoon.
Force Bill (1833) On January 19, 1833, President Andrew Jackson requested Congress to grant him the authority to use the military to enforce tariff laws in any region of the United States. Jackson's request came after South Carolina had declared the hated Tariff of 1828 (also known as the Tariff of Abominations) null and void in November 1832. #history
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity