Andrew Jackson Day Today

October 30, 2003


Andrew Jackson Day

Today is the class on Andrew Jackson. I think I have a solid class put together. We did not get to the Market Revolution on Tuesday so I am folding that into my discussion of 1819 and the 1830s Bank War for today. I intend to stick with my previous narratives showing Jackson as an angry old man. Some people will tell you "Don't be a hater!" Andrew Jackson was a hater.

I know that I have not yet discussed last week's homework question, but I want to introduce this week's question now. I asked the kids if Andrew Jackson should be honored by being shown on the American currency? In the past this question has led to some pretty good discussions, I hope I get a good one today. Jackson was a controversial figure in his own time, he should remain controversial.

And so to finish class prep

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