Month: October 2017

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.