I am working on the campaign to…



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Down with


King Andrew!

vs.


Hooray for

Old Hickory!




You’re hired! Welcome to the wonderful, challenging world of politics! Today you will begin work on a competitive campaign either for, or against incumbent President Jackson.
In the first half of class today you will meet in a small special-interest group to evaluate a specific event in Andrew Jackson’s presidency. After that, you will bring your expertise to a larger group (meeting with other special interest groups) to prepare a political debate over the virtues and wickedness of President Jackson’s administration. Is “King Andrew” an out-of-hand, power hungry tyrant? Or is he the champion of the common man, “Man of the people”? Your research and campaign will decide the truth.
Your group’s ideas will be presented in a debate format tomorrow. Each team will begin with an opening assessment of Andrew Jackson as president and the debate will continue in point- counterpoint, or “Yeah, but…” fashion. Good luck!

 Circle one of the following.



I am working on the campaign to…


Get Jackson re-elected!




Get Jackson out of office!

He’s the man of the people!

Champion of the average man!



OR

He is a tyrant! King Andrew!

Power-hungry, unreasonable, and out of control!





 Circle one of the following.



My special interest group will focus on…



The Trail of Tears

The Bank War

Nullification Crisis

 Please use the following worksheets to help prepare your campaign debate.

Your worksheets will be checked for completion and accuracy!

Special Interest Group Worksheet
Group member names:
List evidence from the reading which supports the idea that Andrew Jackson is a
Man of the People / Out of control Tyrant

Debate Group Worksheet
Group Focus:


Get Jackson re-elected!




Get Jackson out of office!

He’s the man of the people!

Champion of the average man!



OR

He is a tyrant! King Andrew!

Power-hungry, unreasonable, and out of control!





Opening Statement:




Prepared points to support your side:


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