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Analyzing Andrew Jackson in Political Cartoons Worksheets

This excellent Common Core-aligned primary source analysis activity features 5 political cartoons related to Andrew Jackson. Each deals with a different aspect of Jackson's presidency: The Spoils System, the Tariff of Abominations, The National Bank, The Indian Removal Act, and Jackson's use of the presidential veto. Each cartoon is paired with a set of analysis questions for students to answer. An answer key for this is provided along with blown-up, larger versions of each cartoon.

The Tariff of Abominations was also the Tariff of 1828. It was proposed by Henry Clay, and it was supposed to protect industry in the Northern United States. It was thought to be an abomination in the South because it did nothing but hurt the region.


What has Dr Regional Division wrought? The Tariff of 1828 drives yet another deep wedge between the North and South.

Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity

My students always struggle with the Tariff of Abominations - until this year! I finally created a way for students to understand this tariff. This is a 15

There were many taxes that were placed on the civilians and on imported goods. For example, "The Tariff of Abominations" a protective tariff passed by Congress that would protect industry in the north. It definitely didn't help the south because it made their goods more expensive.