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…
Nullification Crisis: the north was becoming increasingly industrialized, and the south was remaining to an agricultural lifestyle. Southerners looked to John C. Calhoun for leadership against the "Tariff of Abomination". They had felt this tariff only benefited the North's factories.
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.
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity