Collinwood Dual: Going Negative in 1800

American elections have rarely been civil discourses on the issues facing the country. Character assassinations and and accusations (both founded and baseless) are common. Use the documents I provided – and information from the text – to support this claim.

Less than 300 words. Use multiple documents




Collinwood: ‘American Lion’ Excerpts

I have attached two excerpts from Jon Meecham’s Andrew Jackson biography, “American Lion.” The first about Jackson’s childhood. This is relevant considering we are going to talk about Jackson as a transformative figure in American politics. It’s a childhood far removed from comfort and privilege. The second is about Jackson and Indian policy.

We will be looking at these in small groups next week. I will be giving you discussion questions relating to the material.

American Lion

my white and red children

Collinwood Midterm Question 2 & 3

In approximately 300–400 words respond to the following statement:¬†The Articles of Confederation was a purposefully weak government that proved incapable of running a new country. What role Shay’s Rebellion play in convincing many of the need for a stronger government.

In approximately 300-400 words respond to the following statement: The Constitutional Convention was more about creating stability than expanding rights and putting the Declaration of Independence into practice.