Back in 1786, the United States consisted of thirteen states generally bound by the Articles of Confederation, each state governed its own matters separately. A group of state representative served as the National Congress, but when they had to settle matters between themselves, or solve problems on a national level, they had difficulties agreeing on solutions which left the nation weak. The government had no power to build the military for national defense. In 1786, Alexander Hamilton called a meeting in Maryland to resolve trade problems among the states. An important event encouraged a wider interest in government reform.
There were two different points of view discussed in the documents. The first view from “Appeal of the Cherokee Nation” showed how the Cherokee was trying to show the congress their point of view about moving from their homeland to a place they do not know. They made valid points why they were not willing to move and their first reason was how they valued their current home because it was the land of their ancestors and they honored their dead in these lands. The Cherokee believed that leaving to the western territory would provoke the western tribes to violence towards the Cherokee members. Andrew Jackson had a different point of view and he was wanting the Cherokee land to use their resources and make more room for white citizens.
Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication was written by James C. Curtis as part of the Library of American Biography Series. He offers a pseudo psychological account of the life of Andrew Jackson that gives the reader a new perspective on the full life of our founding fathers. The reader will enjoy the unique perspective he gives to Jacksons childhood; you hear a lot about what our founding fathers did when they were older so it is refreshing to hear about the problems he had when he was younger. The book does a great job on making Andrew Jackson sound more like a normal person and not some perfect founding father that no average person would ever be able to become. However, with this new perspective on the childhood, he also brings
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region between North Carolina and South Carolina. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson who were Scottish and Irish immigrants who came to the United States in 1765. Jackson grew up in poverty in the wilderness with an erratic education a few years before the Revolutionary War reached the Carolinas. At age 13 Jackson joined the local militia and was a patriot courier. In 1781 Jackson received a permanent scar on his face and chest from a British Officer when he refused to polish a redcoats boots.
Andrew Jackson was the first president who was planned to be assassinated. The topic of Andrew Jackson being a positive or negative influence on history is debated because he did many negative things and some positive things. Andrew Jackson was a negative influence on history because he used the veto far too many times for a president he also created the Indian Removal Act. This is just a few things Jackson did that made him a negative influence on history. He had created the spoils system that allowed people who had no government training in power.
Jackson’s Native American policies were very undemocratic because they decreased the power of the people. Document 9 states that the Native Americans have reasons to stay on their land, one being that the land west of the Arkansas Territory is unknown to them. Another is that the region is poorly supplied with food and water and that the new neighbors have different customs and a totally different language. Finally, they wish to remain on the land in which their ancestors died and where they were buried. The evidence helps explain that Andrew Jackson’s Native American policy was very undemocratic because the Native Americans had four very good reasons for staying on their homeland.
President Andrew Jackson’s Second Annual Message to Congress of 1830 was used to specifically address Jackson’s stance on how and why Indian removal would be beneficial to white settlements. The document was written by Andrew Jackson December 6, 1830 for Congress. President Jackson’s message on Indian removal claimed to pay whole expenses and settlement. In addition to completely separating Indians from white settlements; liberating Indians from government power and allow them to run under their own institutions. Nonetheless, Jackson was also hoping Indians would be rid of their “savage ways” and be influenced by the Christian community.
Andrew Jackson was one of the greatest presidents who made very difficult decisions for our country. Although his choices were not always the popular decision, he made choices that were always promoting democracy. The things that make a good democracy are: giving people a say in government, having a good leader that you can trust to make wise decisions, peace and stability between each country and other states, and having equal power in the government (checks and balances). Andrew Jackson came into office with a popular vote and great support. His supporters viewed him as a man of the people.
In Andrew Jackson’s letter to the Congress he explains how the whites and the Indians would now be separated. This starts a large chain effect on segregation throughout history. This law is a social factor because it separated the Indians and the whites, causing them to live completely separate lives from each other. At one point he also states that a collision between the two would be dangerous. This is also a social factor because it implies that white people should and are seen differently than the Indians by saying that their land isn’t important, therefore we are going to take it.
America is a country where tenacious individuals unified, and took control over the land that is now rightfully ours. The grueling hardships of my ancestors must not go unnoticed and disregarded- we must take control back over our country. The savages are hindering our progress in the expansion of land ownership, and therefore hindering our progress as a maturing nation. Indian habitation immobilizes the advancement of population, wealth, and power, and the Removal Act will in turn correct these derailments. Andrew Jackson, who I support fully, made several important points about the aboriginal population and the importance of relocating them.
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States of America. He started as a common man in a rural area. He studied and became a lawyer before moving into politics. He was a war hero. Our victory led by General Jackson in New Orleans during the war of 1812 is one of which we will always be proud.
Andrew Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin, similarly to other colonists at the time. Throughout his lifetime, he took upon several occupations before his presidency including serving as a general during the Revolutionary War and becoming an attorney in Tennessee. After winning the election of 1828 by a landslide, Jackson continued his career by serving two terms as President of the United States. While Jackson advanced democracy in various ways during his presidency, he also obstructed the democracy in many other ways. Jackson saw himself as a representative to “the people.”
President Andrew Jackson was a supporter of the common man because he supported white settlers moving into cherokee territory, the obliteration of the national bank, and he created the Jacksonian Democracy. In 1828, gold was discovered in Georgia, the Cherokee territory. Many white settlers wanted this gold so they settled into Georgia, hoping to find gold. Even though this wasn’t their territory, Andrew Jackson decided to move all Native americans living the East, West.
Andrew Jackson. The great leader of war and law who never asked more of his men the he did himself. Jackson would eat acorns and cow organs during tough times with his men. Jackson was always a very tough guy. Andrew Jackson came from a very humble beginning and earned his fame in the defense of New Orleans.