Educator Resources for Andrew Jackson

Who's that funky-haired dude on the 20-dollar bill? Meet Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, and one of the pivotal political figures of 19th-century America. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will take you through the major events of Jackson's life, starting with his rough and tumble childhood on the colonial frontier. You'll see how Jackson rose above difficult circumstances to become a successful lawyer, a statesman, a general, and finally, President of the United States! Tim will show you how Jackson changed the presidency forever, expanding its power in the Nullification Crisis and the Bank Wars, and making it more responsive to the public through his populist campaigning style and controversial Spoils System. You'll even learn about some of Jackson's more unfortunate positions, including his support for slavery and his push for the removal of American Indians from their native lands. So watch this movie, and see what a complicated guy Old Hickory was!