Biography: Andrew Jackson


Subjects: Civics, History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: Biography

Biography: Andrew Jackson

Expert commentary and period art and accounts piece together the definitive story of Old Hickory. Jackson was the first commoner to hold the presidency, but, in fact, was very wealthy and far removed from the average citizen. This documentary shows how he parlayed his military success into political power and how he dramatically redefined the role of president in the American government.

 

60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance.

July 31 at 7:00am ET/PT

Biography: Andrew Jackson

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