Students will read 4 primary source excerpts regarding the National Bank debate, define 20 terms, and answer 32 questions. They will then analyze 4 political cartoons according to provided prompts. The text selections are from Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in 1791, and Andrew Jackson and Daniel Webster from 1832. Each excerpt has 5 terms and 7 questions so this can be divided evenly into a jigsaw activity. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--What phrase is associated with his expressed belief and which political party did it align him with?
--What is Jefferson’s most persuasive anti-bank argument and why?
--Citing evidence from the text, does Hamilton give preference to implied or express powers?
--For what reason should a liberal interpretation of the Constitution be utilized?
--Does Hamilton’s final paragraph add to or detract from his overall stance and why?
--Explain why Jackson sees the bank as being a threat to American liberty and independence.
--Identify the duty Jackson did for his country.
--Provide an academic phrase which corresponds to Webster’s first paragraph.
--Does Webster share Jackson’s concerns about foreign stockholders, why or why not?
--What is Webster’s most persuasive pro-bank argument and why?
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