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Election of 1828


Mudslinging:  attempt to ruin an appoints reputation with insults by attacking their personality and morals 

With the current election, Americans hear, see and read  multiple political  messages everyday. When these messages are broken down they fall into two categories; praising a candidates accomplishments or attacking a rival candidate.  Americans are used to dirty campaigns were candidates engage in mudslinging. However, don't be fooled this isn't something new in fact President Adams and Andrew Jackson held nothing back in the Election of 1828.


Task 1:

Students will be analyzing a variety of sources and are required to take down notes on how the Andrew Jackson was portrayed.