Blog #161 – Final Exam – Andrew Jackson: Hero of the Common Man or Dictatorial President?
Now, since we talk about shades of grey here in APUSH, a question like this – Andrew Jackson, Hero of the Common Man or Dictatorial President? – should be harder to answer than the either/or options that I have given you. Chances are, Jackson is both the hero of the common man and acted dictatorially as president.
Using the article that you read a couple of weeks ago, “The Jacksonian Revolution”, please answer the following questions:
- Argue the side that Jackson is the hero of the common man. Use examples from the article and your text / PPT.
- Argue the other side that Jackson was a dictatorial president. Use examples from the article and your text / PPT.
- Which side do you think the author, Robert Remini, came down on? Do you agree w/ him? Why or why not?