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The Jackson Era

The Jackson Era

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. Politics in the Jacksonian Era
    • Was Andrew Jackson good for American politics? How did he change the political process for the better and for the worse?
    • What examples of Jackson’s political legacy can we identify in contemporary politics? 
    • Why did Jackson win the election of 1828? 
    • Was his victory rooted in ideology? Economics? Geography?
    • Are American politics more civil today?