For historical context of Andrew Jackson’s life and presidency, watch videos 5.6 through 5.14 in lesson 5 and read Section IV. The Rise of Andrew Jackson, Section V. The Nullification Crisis, Section VI. The Eaton Affair and Politics of Sexuality, and Section VII. The Bank War in our online textbook American Yawp.
Read Prof. Daniel Feller’s article “Andrew Jackson’s Shifting Legacy.” (See attachment)
Use specific examples from Daniel Feller’s article to address the following questions:
1. Why is a whole era, known as “the Age of Jackson,” named after President Andrew Jackson?
2. What did Jackson do as a president? Why are some of his actions considered controversial?
3. What is Daniel Feller’s main argument? Why does he call his article, “Andrew Jackson’s Shifting Legacy”?
Format of the assignment:
On the top of the page, type: “Week 5-Reaction Paper.” Then type the first question, and then your answer right after it. Then, type the second question, and your answer under it. Your paper should be 12-font, single-spaced. You need to write a minimum of one page. There is no limit on maximum pages.
You need to use at least three specific examples per answer. Each topic sentence needs to be a mini-thesis statement, and the examples have to support it and be relevant to it. Use quotation marks when citing directly from the sources and include the author’s last name and page number in parenthesis next to the quotation. (This is an MLA style of citation.) You should be able to address the questions just using information from the provided readings. If you are consulting external sources, please provide a reference at the end of the paper.