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BELLWORK • Why was the election of 1824 known as a “corrupt bargain?” • Who was Henry Clay? • Why didn’t Jackson like the U.S. Bank? • What was the Whig Party? • THINKER: In your OWN opinion, do you think Andrew Jackson was a good president? Why or Why not? Debate – Was Jackson a good President? • Andrew Jackson’s presidency has been a constant debate throughout history. • As a class, we are going to debate whether Jackson was a good or bad President? Why or Why Not? • The class will be split up into six groups. • Three are PRO Jackson and three are ANTI Jackson. • Choose a spokesperson • In your groups, write a speech that includes the following: Speech Outline • Intro – Hook (Grab the audience’s attention) – Thesis • Body (three arguments) 1. Middle 2. Weakest 3. Strongest • Closing – Summarize – Lasting Impression Andrew Jackson Debate • Everyone in the group is helping to write the speech. • The rest of the group needs to have questions ready to ask the other side. • In order to be a good debater, you need to understand both sides (Why he is good and why he is bad) • Some of your questions might be answered during the speech, but it might spark other questions too – write down any questions you have. • Each person will turn in 3-5 questions they want to ask the other side. This will be turned in for credit! • Both sides are going to present their arguments before the floor is open for questioning. • Everyone is getting participation points for the day – you must speak, ask a question, or respond to a comment to receive those points. Andrew Jackson Debate • GOOD: Ended power of the U.S. bank, gave more power to lower classes in society, stopped corruption in government. • BAD: Went against Congress to authorize the largest removal of Native Americans in history, put his supporters in power CURRENT EVENT • The procedure for this current event will be exactly like your previous one. • You will be broken up into groups of 4-5. • One at a time, everyone will present their articles. • As they are presenting, you will fill out the worksheet. • You are NOT completing the worksheet for your own article. • You must discuss each article as a group, do NOT just sit in silence completing your worksheet. • The point of a “discussion” is to DISCUSS!!!
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