6th-8th Grade History Activity: Jackson vs Clay

The debates during the early 19th century between Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay were very heated. Jackson and Clay had very different ideas about the future of America. Both men served as Senators and U.S. Representatives for their respective states, Jackson from Tennessee and Clay from Kentucky. Their views on the economy, the right to citizenship, and the relationship the United States should have with England were in opposition to one another. See if you can correctly identify which views were held by which by placing each statement into the correct box.

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This activity is available in our American History A course

The first half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the arrival of the first people in North America through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students investigate Native American civilizations; follow the path of European exploration and colonization; assess the causes and consequences of the American Revolution; examine the Constitution and the growth of the new nation; and analyze what led to the Civil War and its aftermath.

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