Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States of America,(1829-1837) Born on the 15th of March, in 1767 in the waxhaw area; died on the 18th of June in 1845. Many believed Andrew Jackson was a great president, but many more believe he was a one of the worst presidents to date because of all the cruel actions he committed. Andrew Jackson was a very mediocre president, but because of his cruel actions he is seen more commonly as a terrible president.
Andrew Jackson has been remembered as a ground breaking president, even being put on the $20. President Jackson was a controversial figure, doing many popular and unpopular things in his time. Although he is remembered as a hero from the war of 1812, he also caused the Trail of Tears and tried to destroy the National Bank. As a result, Jackson should not be put on the $20 bill. His actions have caused many misfortune showing that villains do exist.
President Andrew Jackson was a very popular president and did a lot of things during his presidency. But in my opinion, I think he was not democratic because he wanted everything done his way or no way, like during the Indian Removal act in Document 10. He wanted the Indians land so he had his soldiers move them \west into the Indian territory. One way that President Andrew Jackson was democratic was his Bank Veto Message to Congress in Document 4.
During Andrew Jackson's presidency, he enacted an abundance of policies such as expanding voting rights, extending the country's borders, and the spoils system, which benefited the common man. The policy of expanded voting rights reflected Jackson's belief that the common white man should be more involved in the democratic process. The westward expansion brought new land, resources, and opportunities for the common man, but had an unfortunate outcome for the native Americans. President Jackson favored the spoils system, which was a system where he rewarded those who were loyal to him. Thus giving the position in government to the common man instead of the wealthy.
I was shocked when I read Democracy in America, written by Alexis De Tocqueville and published by Signet Classic. Tocqueville predicted so many of the problems that the American government has had. Yet we could not detect any of these problems ourselves. He sensed that the country was heading toward civil war and that majority rule would result in extreme intolerance of controversial ideas. In some ways, his predictions were so accurate that I found them to be uncanny.
“Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one does what needs to be done,” said the famous, Italian philosopher and esotericist, Julius Evola, in his book, “Ride The Tiger”. Evola’s logic in that quote is very Machiavellian, ignoring both the plight or advantages of an action, due to the action’s perceived necessity; In other words, “the end justifies the means”. That Machiavellian logic is exactly what propelled America’s westward expansion. Andrew Jackson occupied the presidency during a busting time for America’s westward expansion, and is regarded as a major conductor for the expansion due to his Indian removal policy, in which he resettled the Indians by exchanging with them lands west of the Mississippi River for their lands. Publically, Andrew Jackson spoke highly of the Indians, but his private stance on them was much less flattering.
Did Andrew Jackson have a positive or negative effect on the United States democracy? A good democracy is when you have a strong leader who makes decisions that are best for their country. A good democracy creates peace and stability among the country and not so that country is broken apart. Also, a good democracy is when the leader gives the power to the people. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States.
The presidential election of 1836 is approaching. Besides heating discussions of the nominees such as Willie Person Mangum, we should also look back into Andrew Jackson’s presidency and ask ourselves: what type of president he is? Andrew Jackson was elected as the President of the United States in 1829 and was re-elected in 1834. Born in poverty and became a successful self-made man, Jackson won the popular vote with a lie that he would be a “President of the People” and a “Spokesman of the Common Man”; being a military hero at the Battle of New Orleans, he failed his obligation to protect the 12 million people in America, but instead trying to turn the whole country into a place where the people were his soldiers and he would be the Commander
Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication, a biography written by James C. Curtis and published in 1976, explores Andrew Jackson’s life from his childhood experiences to his presidency. James C. Curtis analyzes Andrew Jackson’s actions psychologically during his life-long search for vindication. James C. Curtis allows the reader to better understand why Jackson was such a troubled person, in both his childhood and adult years. Growing up, Jackson was a “hellion” (James C. Curtis 7). Jackson’s family experienced many tragedies.
Kelly Pham Dual Credit Comp 1 10 November 2017 Argumentative Essay Andrew Jackson: The Storm that Swept America “I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.” Andrew Jackson’s depiction of his demeanor resonates throughout the entire written history of his life. Rising from humble beginnings, he suddenly secured national prominence as he emerged victorious from the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. With his tremendous popularity as “war hero,” he subsequently achieved the popular vote and rained down on the nation as the seventh president of the United States, where his fiery nature reflected in his audacious executive decisions and shaped him into one of the most polarizing figures in American history. Although some depict the
Andrew Jackson On Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, on the $20 bill. Many people support this because they believed that Jackson did not deserve to be on the bill due to his tarnished legacy that includes advocated policies to forcible exclude American Indians, supportive stance towards slavery, and denied a national banking system and use of paper money. On the opposite, people point out President Andrew Jackson’s achievements to against this opinion that includes prevented South Carolina, defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans, and first and only president to pay off the entire national debt. As the 7th President of United States, Andrew Jackson was venerable.
The Jacksonian Era was the time period of Andrew Jackson’s presidency. This began in 1828 when Jackson was elected president. The era is sometimes described as a time when the United States experienced the “democratization of politics.” In a democracy every citizen has an equal say in the government's decisions and actions. Some people of this time period believed that Jackson is notable for democratizing the United States during the Jacksonian Era.
Andrew Jackson hated the idea of nullification. It would grant the states the ability to not follow federal laws, and when South Carolina threatened to break up the country, he sent the U.S. army to stop it happening. Likewise, he helped to delay the civil war, Jackson would identify himself with “ordinary Americans” by his actions and speeches during his presidency. He was for the common man instead of the members of the higher society. For example, he felt the Bank of the United States only favored the rich.
DBQ: Martin Luther King and Malcolm X: Rewrite During the 1960’s there was a greatly increased in violence in America. There were riots, bombings, racism, and discrimination. Many African American were mistreated due to the racist people who intervened the African Americans from doing anything. Two civil rights activists wanted change for African Americans and were both fighting for the same cause, civil rights.