Resources – Websites

Resources

Web Sites

Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Era  |  Chief John Ross and Native Americans  |  Frederick Douglass and African-Americans  |  Nicholas Biddle  |  Martin Van Buren  |  John Quincy Adams  |  John C. Calhoun  |  Henry Clay  |  Harriet Martineau  |  White Southern Farmer

Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Era

American Experience – Andrew Jackson
An overview of Andrew Jackson’s presidency – including domestic policies and foreign affairs.

Ashbrook Center – Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars (podcast)
Podcast by Historian Robert V. Remini that looks at Jackson’s conflicts with Native American tribes.

Beyond Books – The Jacksonian Era (podcast)
Robert V. Remini examines the Jacksonian Era in this podcast.

From Revolution to Reconstruction – Andrew Jackson
Inaugural addresses and State of the Nation speeches that Jackson delivered as president.

Grand Valley State University, Hauenstein Center – The Age of Jackson: Slaves, Indians, & Equality?
Academic essay about the Jacksonian Era by Historian H.W. Brands.

Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies – Andrew Jackson
A summation of the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson and a short glossary of key Jacksonian terms.

The Hermitage
Information about Jackson’s home and a comprehensive overview of the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
The official Web site for Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.

Learn Out Loud – Andrew Jackson (podcast)
Historian Robert V. Remini examines the complex political career and personal life of Jackson.

The New Book of Knowledge – Life of Andrew Jackson
A detailed overview of Andrew Jackson –from his early years through to his retirement from the U.S. presidency.

Population Growth at the Time of Jackson
A look at how population density in the nation changed over the course of Jackson’s life.

University of Tennessee – The Papers of Andrew Jackson
A project to collect and publish Jackson’s entire literary record.

University of Virginia, The Miller Center – Andrew Jackson

University of Virginia, The Miller Center – Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times (podcast)
Historian H. W. Brands discusses Andrew Jackson’s personal and political career in this podcast.

Washington State University – 19th Century American Literary, Historical, and Cultural Studies
Materials related to 19th century American literature, history, and culture.

The White House – Andrew Jackson
An overview of Andrew Jackson’s presidency.

The White House – The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy
The rise of Jacksonian Democracy in the 19th century.

The White House Historical Association Timeline on Andrew Jackson
A presidential historical timeline.

Yale University – The Papers of Andrew Jackson
A collection of some of Jackson’s key speeches of his political career.

Chief John Ross and Native Americans

Cherokee Nation
The official Web site of the Cherokee Nation.

The Official Site of the Chickasaw Nation
The official Web site of the Chickasaw Nation.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
The official Web site of the Choctaw Nation.

Elias Boudinot’s Editorials in The Cherokee Phoenix
Elias Bourdinot’s editorials in the Cherokee newspaper defending the Cherokee Nation’s right to stay on their land.

Five Civilized Tribes
The official Web site of the Five Civilized Tribes.

Indian Country Diaries – History of the Clash between Native Americans and the United States
A look at the history between white America and the Native Americans.

Indian Country Diaries – Oral History of the Cherokee
Oral histories and songs of the Cherokee Nation.

Indian Country Diaries – Trail of Tears
Information on the Trail of Tears.

Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
The official Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
The official Web site of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

New Georgia Encyclopedia – Cherokee Phoenix
Information on the Cherokee newspaper that was established in the early 19th century.

New Georgia Encyclopedia – Indian Removal Act
Information on the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

New Georgia Encyclopedia – Seminole Wars
Information about the Seminole Wars of the 19th century.

New Georgia Encyclopedia – Trail of Tears
Information on the Trail of Tears.

Seminole Tribe of Florida
The official Web site for the Seminole Tribe.

Trail of Tears National Historic Park
The National Historic Part dedicated to the Trail of Tears.

University of Georgia – General Winfield Scott’s Address to the Cherokee Nation
General Scott’s Address to the Cherokee Nation ordering them to move west.

University of Houston, Digital History –Native American Voices
Native Americans discuss their experiences in their own words.

Frederick Douglass and African-Americans

Africans in America
Covers the history of slavery in America – from its inception to emancipation in 1865.

Africans in American – Frederick Douglass
A brief biography of the ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

The Hermitage – Slavery
The role that slavery played in the running of Jackson’s plantation.

The Library of Congress – The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress
An extensive collection of papers by American abolitionists of the 19th century.

Slavery and the Making of America
The history of slavery in America –include images, essays, and lesson plans.

University of Houston, Digital History – Enslaved Voices
The history of slavery in the United States.

University of South Carolina – Andrew Jackson Letter to Congressman Manning
A letter from Jackson discussing the presence of abolition in the country.

Nicholas Biddle

From Revolution to Reconstruction – Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
A detailed account of the Bank War.

History Central – Second Bank of the United States
A brief overview of the Second Bank of the United States.

Ohio History Central – Panic of 1837
A look at the Panic of 1837 that occurred in part from Jackson’s attack on the Bank.

University of Houston, Digital History – The Celebrated Bank War
An overview of Jackson’s Bank War.

The White House – The Bank War
Historical account of the Bank War from the White House Web site.