Sam Houston and the American Southwest Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Randolph B. Campbell
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The presidential campaign between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson was bitter and vicious. Discuss the campaign. Who was John Quincy Adams' main supporter? Who was Andrew Jackson's main supporter? Why did some people say the election was rigged and corrupt? Who won the election? Was it a first or second term for the new president? What kind of physical toll did the campaign take on Jackson's personal life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson became friends shortly after Houston was wounded post-war in 1814. Discuss the meeting of the men and how they became friends. Compare and contrast Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson's personalities, military careers and political aspirations.

Essay Topic 3

Create a detailed time line regarding Houston's political activities. Use complete descriptions, accomplishments, failures, etc.

Essay Topic 4

Examine in detail Houston's relationship with the Cherokee. When and where did they first meet? Why...

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