The Age of Jackson How did Jackson’s policies impact the “common man” and Native Americans? Identify the following terms and people as they relate to the Age of Jackson



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The Age of Jackson
How did Jackson’s policies impact the “common man” and Native Americans?
Identify the following terms and people as they relate to the Age of Jackson:


  1. Andrew Jackson

  2. Democratic-Republican Party

  3. Spoils System

  4. Indian Removal Act

  5. Trail of Tears

  6. Worcester vs. Georgia


Answer the following questions as they relate to changes in American Democracy during the 1820’s.


  1. What were the causes of tension between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams?

  2. In what ways were voting rights expanded in the1820’s?

  3. For what reason did Andrew Jackson appeal to the common citizen?

  4. How did expanded suffrage help Jackson win the election of 1828?

  5. What is the spoils system and how did it work during the Jackson presidency?

  6. Who were the “five civilized tribes” and where did they live?

  7. What was the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and why was Jackson in favor of it?

  8. Why was the route that the Cherokee took to their new lands known as the Trail of Tears?


Using the Map on page 227, answer the following:


  1. Describe which tribes were moved, approximately how many, and where they moved.

  2. Why was this known as the Trail of Tears when there were actually several trails?

  3. Who was Sequoyah and why was he significant?


Create a timeline, on the back of this page, of events from this section that illustrates “The Age of Jackson”.
Answer the following prompt in a paragraph:


  1. If you were a US citizen in 1828, would you vote for John Quincy Adams or Andrew Jackson? Include in your answer the background of the candidate of your choice, their views on the National Bank and tariffs and what region of the country you live in.


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