Points to consider when reading the works.
Zinn Chapter 7 “As long as the Grass grows or Water Runs”
- Who was Tecumseh and what were his goals?
2. What was Andrew Jackson’s role before and after the Seminole war of 1818?
- In what ways did the Cherokee adapt to living in a white man’s world?
- In general, what was the trip to the west like for tribes that were relocated?
- Why the title, “As Long as the Grass Grows and the Water Runs?”
- Comment on Van Buren’s Quote that ends the chapter.
Johnson: P. 338-352
1. What was the cultural divide represented at the white house during Andrew Jackson’s inaugural party.
2. What did Andrew Jackson consider as his mandate when he won the election?
3. To what extent did the role of wives and women play in the political fighting of Washington DC?
4. To what extent was Jackson a ‘union man’, in other words how much did he love the country and was he willing to protect the country.
5. Compare and contrast the country’s treatment/view of Native Americans to that of Jackson.