Task

The American Historical Association is considering placing Andrew Jackson in the Presidents' Hall of Fame. If inducted, Jackson would be in the same category as Abe Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Your job is to persuade the AHA to accept or reject Andrew Jackson.

You will work in pairs to research Jackson's presidency and fill out the comparison chart to discuss the positives and negatives of Jackson's actions concerning the following issues:

 

Then, each of you will individually type your own letter to the American Historical Association persuading them either to accept or deny Andrew Jackson's entrance into the Presidents' Hall of Fame.