Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman Essay

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Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina. He was a son of Irish immigrants, and was captured by the British at age 13. Jackson read law and moved to North Carolina in the 1787. He stayed at the state of Tennessee and worked as a prosecuting attorney as settlement. He later met and married Rachel Robards the daughter of a general. Andrew Jackson was the 7th president in the United States. During the election of 1824, Jackson won the most popular votes and had 99 electoral votes. Even though Andrew Jackson won a plurality of electoral votes in the election of 1824, but still lost to John Quincy Adams when the House of Representatives selects the president. When the house was preparing to vote, Clay and Adam made an agreement. Clay defeat Jackson with his influence as Speaker of the House. With clays help Adams was elected president, so then Adam made Clay as the secretary of state. Jackson’s followers accused Clay and Adams from stealing the election. During the election of 1828, there are two political parties, The Democratic Republicans, and the National Republicans. During the election campaign, the two parties tried to ruin each other’s reputation using insults. In the end of the election, he won 178 electoral votes and 56 percent of the popular votes. Jackson was a man that was a patriot and a war hero. Andrew Jackson gained fame during the War of 1812. During the war he was only a military man in title. He had never served active and he never led troops in combat. He had a long and hard trip to Nashville earned him “Old Hickory” because he was tough. There was a battle between two political parties in the Bank of United States. Andrew Jackson and his supporters opposed the bank. Clay and Webster tried to apply for a new charter for the bank. They thought that the Bank had popular support and if they take away its charter it would allow Henry clay to be elected. During the election of 1832, the supporters of Jackson veto the bank charter bill. Jackson was elected again having 55 percent of popular votes and 219 electoral votes.

Harriet Tubman Harriet was born to enslaved parents and was originally named Araminta Harriet Ross. Her mother, Harriet Green was owned by Mary Pattison and her father Ben Ross was owned by Anthony Thompson. Harriet Tubman's birth is unknown but around 1820 - 1825. In 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped to Maryland leaving behind her husband, brothers, parents, and sisters. She returned to south at least 19 times to lead her family and hundred of other slaves to the Underground Railroad. The bounty hunters were trying to capture her for a reward,