Before becoming the seventh President of the United States, and before the Trail of Tears and the conquering of the National Bank, Andrew Jackson was a war hero and a man tough enough to earn the reverent nickname of Old Hickory. On January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew Jackson led the American forces to victory against the British at the Battle of New Orleans, the battle that is considered the last of the War of 1812, even though the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed. As Mike Scott (2017) put it, it was a battle that was “an unlikely American victory that changed the course of the city’s, and the country’s, history.” The Battle of New Orleans is a great piece of history that occurred within our own state that is always worth
His first victory took place in February 1862 when he successfully took control of Fort Henry which landed him a promotion to major general. His demanding ways and mind set along with the hunger for victory made him very successful. His career almost came to an end when there were demands for his removal after the bloodiest battle in the west. The demands for his removal were quickly overturned by president Lincoln.
Washington later helped trap the British in a battle that would later end the war and give freedom and liberty to the United States of America. Washington later retired again, but later needed more help from him. George Washington watched as the colonies became corrupt with no leader. He soon became the 1st President of America. He led the new found country to prosperity and led it with pride.
John Quincy Adams was behind him coming in at eighty-four votes and William Crawford was in third with forty-one votes. By these numbers, Jackson should have been the victor, but because he didn’t receive the majority of the electoral votes, he would not hold the office for the next U.S. President. In fact, not one of the candidates had received the majority of electoral votes. This means that the decision goes to the House of Representatives. They will then choose between the two candidates they think are best suited for the Presidency.
In the spring of 1864 Grant pursued Lee throughout Virginia, while the union General william T. sherman moved towards atlanta, with his army of 100,000 men, still excited about winning their past battles in southern tennessee. But they ran into a resistance of Joseph Johnston. He lead an army of less people, but they were more experienced than the Union Army. Johnston’s tactics were shaped by the military realities and politics. He realized that Lincoln’s re-election was doubtful.
Andrew Jackson’s victory in the presidential election against John Quincy Adams in 1828 would bring about the “common man era” in America. This was a time during the Jacksonian Democracy that promoted the common man, states’ rights and strict construction. For the first time in the United States history, a man born in humble circumstances (who did not have a college education) from west of the Appalachian Mountains, was now President. In the past, politicians had been elected because of their social status due to their family background, wealth and education.
The first half of the eyewitness was before Thomas Jefferson becoming our third president and during his presidency. It talks about how Jefferson won the election between him and Aaron Burr including how he became famous or popular for his re-election. The reason on why he was won against Burr was because Burr was expecting Alexander Hamilton to choose him for the high office because he was a political enemy of Jefferson. However, Hamilton was against Burr more than Jefferson leading to Jefferson’s win. With this win Jefferson was able to become president.
On June 15, 1775, Washington was appointed Major General and Commander-in-Chief of colonial forces. Washington was the colonies’ best choice because he had experience, had been advising the congress, and the biggest factor that went into it was that if he had not been given the job Virginia, a key colony in the resistance, would have backed out. Washington’s troops were not very successful and they lost many battles, but they were victorious in March of 1776 when they forced the British to withdraw from Boston. He then moved his troops to New York City where they fought in the largest battle of the revolution. The british army launched an attack that killed 2,800 men.
Andrew Jackson has also made accomplishments that he was especially recognized for in his time. In the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, Jackson led his soldiers to a victory against the British. After the war was over, he was known as a national hero. Andrew also made an achievement when being elected president. When he became president, Andrew Jackson also became the first working-class man to be president, as he was also the first president to live with a poor family.
However, it does need a major overhaul. As the population of the US changes, the Electoral College should be reviewed to ensure proper representation in each state. It has been proven in a few of the elections that the majority votes were not properly represented with the electoral votes. During President Obama election, he did not win the majority of popular votes in some of the states; however, he won all of the Electoral College for those states. This election is one of about four Presidential elections that have won with Electoral College but not with the majority of popular votes.
A good president has a strong vision for the country’s future. Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, certainly did. He identified with the common people in which he was raised as a poor boy from the Carolinas. Jackson was the first American president not born to an elite family. A major general in the War of 1812, Jackson became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans.
Abraham Lincoln was, overall, a confident man. It is common knowledge to most that he was always telling stories and reeling audiences in with speeches. In the case of this presidential election, though, Lincoln was very certain that McClellan would win the election. Not only did he not have the support of half of the democrats, but he also would be the first president of nine to win reelection to serve his second term, according to USHistory.org. Andrew Jackson was the last president to serve his second term as the president of the United States, and Lincoln was very uncertain he would be the next to carry his presidency into his second
“I would rather be right than be president”, remarked Henry Clay when critics cited his failed attempts at winning the presidency. This very statement rang true throughout his political career as he feverously fought for what was right for the Union. Clay was born on April 12, 1777 during the revolutionary time period. However, his most notable works were during the Antebellum era.