Andrew Jackson could be looked at as the best president or the worst president. Andrew Jackson was not a good president. He did many wrong things that didn’t help the United States. Political democracy, individual liberties, and economic opportunity are big strong points in where many things went wrong. There was Indian removal that didn’t go as planned, many new parties were formed against Jackson, and the national bank was killed. Politically wise Jackson didn’t do many helpful things. The Indian removal plan was a plan that could have ran smooth and caused no harm to the Indians. Instead it killed over 2,000. Jackson vetoed the plan and made them get out of the US as soon as possible. The Indians were rushed out during the fall and winter with just the clothes they were wearing. The Indians were promised land that the US would end up taking from them in the end. Jackson abused his power in the office by vetoing the laws out of any presidency. Jackson was all for the people, but is he really? He was taking away powers and making it seem like he was the dominant one in the government, as if no other branches existed. Many times he would go against what congress said and veto the law, an example is the Indian removal. In document A it shows talks about how the government should avoid the abuses of government which is what Jackson did by vetoing so many laws. Even before he was president he wasn’t listening to the government. Jackson went out and got Florida with his men. He was a president to be afraid of and did exactly what he said, which a good thing is not always. When South Carolina was threatening to succeed, Jackson sent down an army to make sure they didn’t leave. Instead of sending an army he could have done many other things then making it into a possible very violent situation. When an election is happening there is no need for riots to spring up and make the country violent. In document E it is talked about how there were dreadful riots between people during the election making it not a smooth election with many hurt including cops. Individual liberties that people felt violated by are that many peoples jobs were being taken away or changed because Jackson wanted less industrial. Over that time the rich and poor were more separated than they used too. With the bank being shut down it caused a depression making even more people on the poor side. Jackson would get rid of anything that caused possible harm to the common man, so if it had to do with just elites it was taken away. In some cases the country needs support from the elites because if any times where big money is needed that is where the country could get it from, the elites. The bank was run by the elites and was working. Again by destroying the bank it caused a depression showing that the support of the elites was needed. The working mans party and the Whig parties were both created to go against Jackson. The working mans party is a labor oriented party it went for public education and the support of having labor. The Whig party wanted the high protective tariffs which Jackson got rid of because they could potentially hurt the common man. In document A it talks about how everyone is created equal, Jackson tries to make that statement true but in…
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Many past presidents of the United States of America are faced with difficulties. They make important decisions. They change the way the people of the time view the world forever, and most importantly they make history. Andrew Jackson was one of the 49 presidents who are credited for the way the USA is today. That’s including both the good, and bad. But in a way it’s all a matter of opinion whether it was good or bad, depending on the situation of the people. So what do you think…
Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Q. Adams and William Crawford were the main candidates in the election of 1824. None of these candidates won the electoral votes. Henry Clay was eliminated from presidency but, he supported John Q. Adams due to his strong dislike towards Andrew Jackson. Adams agreed to make Clay the Secretary of the State because he helped John Q. Adams into presidency. The public felt as though there were a “corrupt bargain” due to the fact that Andrew Jackson had received…
The Revolution of 1800
Date: December 3, 1800
Location: United States of America
The Revolution of 1800
Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in the election of 1800 (tied with Burr, House of Representatives chose Jefferson)
Adams took New England states while Jefferson took South and West.
Transition from Federalists to Jeffersonian Republicans
Federalists had a strong government and their policies were unpopular
Federalists divided amongst themselves
people knew that Andrew Jackson was going to win that battle. This was used as an “armistice” in order to stop fighting between the U.S. and Britain. As a result of the war, there were no changes in territory, property, or borders. Russian then offered to be a mediator, considering John Quincy Adams is the minister. The Treat of Ghent ended the War of 1812.
3. Battle of Horseshoe Bend- In the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Andrew Jackson proved to be a successful general. It was Jackson against the Creek Indians…
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…
Jackson’s version of democracy was in fact a democracy. He was not a very wealthy man; he owned a home and some land. This was more than could be said about most Americans at the time. About ten percent of the Americans living there at that time owned enough land to vote. There was a law, stating that only white males with a good portion of land could vote in the presidential election. Andrew Jackson thought this system was so unfair; he created a new way to govern the citizens…
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, June 8, 1845—Past president, Andrew Jackson, died today and went on to join his wife, Rachel Robards. Jackson was assassinated at his home in Hermitage, Tennessee. He recently came back from seeing his friend, Martin Van Buren, sworn in to the White House as president. He was born in the Carolinas, in a log cabin, on March 15, 1767 and died today, at 88 years old.
Andrew Jackson’s parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, were poor Scotch Irish immigrants. They came to America…
Washington, D.C. during his presidency
2. John Adams:
* March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801
* Congress established Library of Congress
* The Adams' were the first residents of the White House. They moved in in November 1800 while the paint was still wet. Mrs. Adams would hang her laundry in the East Room to dry.
* Adams was one of three presidents not to attend the inauguration of his successor. Not only was Adams disappointed in losing to Jefferson, he was also…
the social and political backlash that the election created. The election of Andrew Jackson as President in 1828 marked the beginning of an era known as Jacksonian Democracy or the Age of the Common Man. The changes in politics during Jackson's presidency provided various social and economic changes.
Actually, political change began several years before Jackson became president. In the Election of 1824, Jackson had the most popular and electoral votes, but did not win the election. Because the…