The forced migration of Native Americans.
How Jackson redefined the presidency.
Debate Jackson's image on American currency.
A look at mass media in the Jacksonian Era.
Dominant political issues of the Jacksonian Era
Visual tour of the era in portraiture, cartoons, and maps
Besides Andrew Jackson, there were many other key players on the American political scene. Throughout the 19th century, debates raged regarding states' rights, slavery, gender equality, and Indian removal. Many individuals fought to realize an America that matched their ideals here are some of the people that helped define the Jacksonian Era.
An extensive collection of video is available on the site, including clips from the PBS documentary Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency as well as web-original video content that expands upon key Jacksonian themes touched on in the documentary.
Travel through time with an interactive timeline that highlights some of the key moments in Jackson's political and personal life. The timeline also includes domestic and international events in the first half of the 19th century to contextualize Jackson's America.
The education section of this site allows students and teachers to explore the many changes that America experienced during Jackson's two terms as president. Utilizing an extensive list of primary source documents, secondary resources, and video clips, this site provides lesson plans for 8th and 11th grade classrooms as well as WebQuests for middle school and high school-level.