The three most influential presidents include Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington because of their impact on settling the land and growing the nation. First, the video notes entitled “QAD Chart for JQ Adams to Polk” discusses some of Andrew Jackson’s notable actions in office. Jackson opened land to the west by creating the Indian Removal Act of 1835, which evicted the Native Americans east of the Mississippi River. Jackson’s defining moment, however, was when he changed the presidency to have more power over the economy, government, landscape, and people. Andrew Jackson was so important to U.S. history that the period of when he served was called the “Age of Jackson”.
Andrew Jackson did many things while he was in office; he killed the bank, helped end the nullification crisis, expanded our land, and passed the Indian removal act. All these things can be seen as a positive or negative impact on our country. I believe that killing the bank would be a positive impact because by doing it he made the majority of the population happy and it was then considered more constitutional. Killing the bank can also be seen as bad because he abused his title as president by not looking at everybody's opinion before changing the system.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and he was one of the most memorable for his Indian removal act. He was one of the presidents who left the office with lots of effective policy that are criticized by different perspectives. At the beginning of the 1830s Andrew Jackson set the footstep for the expansion of America. The first major piece of legislation that he recommend and got pass was the “Indian Removal Act” of 1830.
The Age of Jackson was a significant time in history that occurred before, during, and after Andrew Jackson’s elected presidency. From 1820-1850, America had a rise in Democracy. Although known as the worst president to be on a United States currency, most, but not all things were because of Jackson. Events prior to his election in office led up to how he ran the United States during his presidency.
In the 1828 presidential election for the United States, Andrew Jackson won in dominating fashion over previous President John Quincy Adams. Jackson, gaining many of his votes from the common white people in the South, went on to have a very controversial two terms of presidency, where he passed multiple impactful laws that made him despised by many people. However, among these laws that some politicians hated, Jackson was trying to improve the economy of the United States. Despite others disagreeing with his methods, when looking at his policies through solely a economic lense, it is clear that he aided our country. Andrew Jackson helped the American economy grow due to his policies regarding land distribution to American citizens, policies
John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States. John Quincy Adams was a U.S. Senator, a diplomat, and Secretary of State, all before becoming the sixth president of the United States. It is interesting/important to know the backstory of someone as significant as John Q. Adams. There are many things to know: birthplace/family, early years, education, political/adult years, time of presidency, and John Q. Adams’ last years. John Quincy Adams was born on July 11th, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, on a family farm.
When the year of 1807 came around, the way that America elected a president changed. In previous elections, only the rich men were able to vote which as a result whoever promised more the wealth was elected for president. When the common man was able to vote in 1807, the type of candidate to win the election change. As seen in the election of 1828 the person who was more relatable to the people, won because the common man was able to vote and so they used that opportunity and elected whoever they thought was going to help them. Overall the people preferred Jackson over Adams because Jackson was able to relate to the people better, and because he was a symbol of the American dream.
After many excruciating and bloody battles, one example being the Battle of Horse Show Bend, Native American tribes began to realize they couldn’t defeat Americans in war. Instead they developed a strategy of appeasement. This plan consisted of the Native Americans giving up a large portion of their land, in hopes that they could retain some of it. However, appeasement and resistance did not work. Following, Andrew Jackson convinced congress to pass the Removal Act of 1830.
The Indian Removal Act was a deal, which made the president, Andrew Jackson, of The Unites States authorised to resettle the Indian tribes who lived in the eastern parts of Mississippi. The deal was signed in 1829 and took effect in 1830. The main reason for why Jackson signed the deal was plain and simple. The American soldiers found huge amounts of gold in the areas of the Natives, and they wanted the Natives removed so that they could dig and search for more. A few of the tribes decided to leave peacefully, while others tried to resist Andrews unfair policy.
Congress basically gave permission to Jackson to offer tribes land west of the Mississippi River for their land east of the river. People thought this offer was indulgent, but the Native Americans wouldn’t give up their homes effortlessly. The government used unfair strategies to get tribes to agree with the offer. The Fox and Sauk tribes’ leader, Chief Black Hawk, was one of the governments first fool to fall into their trap. He refused to respect the treaty to give their land to the US, but agreed to move west of the Mississippi River to land in Iowa.
A boy that was born into a political family, as a young man he accompanied his father, John Adams, on many of his presidential trips. John Quincy Adams was successful in the political field at a young age. He was the president who had dreams and actions that seemed out of reach that became successful. “Though he was one of few Americans to be so prepared to serve as president of the United States, John Quincy Adams 's best years of service came before and after his time in the White House. Born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts, John Quincy was the son of John Adams, a prodigy of the American Revolution who would become the second U.S. president just before his John Quincy 's 30th birthday, and his wife, future first lady
The life of Native Americans before and after the government issued the Indian Removal Act created a lasting effect on our nation. Native Americans were forced by the US government to vacate their lands. Surprisingly, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida, which was all land that their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations (“Indian 1”). By the end of the 1890, very few Natives remained anywhere in the lands east of the Mississippi River (“Indian 1”). The Natives were forced to leave these land, because of the whites moving in who wanted the soft, fertile land, because of its farming capability.
Andrew Jackson disobeyed a direct order from the Supreme Court, which it means he was above the law. I really wonder how Americans tolerated him, at that time, he was cruel to the Indian common man. Because of him, the Native Americans have the worst end of the Trail of Tears. They are the ones who are forced out of their traditional homes and sent away on a journey of pain and death. Those who had fallen ill, most of the time died, and those who had the will to move on were able to make it to the end and start new lives.
Although Jackson was important, he was part of many terrible things. Around the 1820s there were many major indian tribes in eastern United States such as Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole. This soon came to a change. Andrew Jackson thought these Indians were in the way of eastern development, using the Indian Removal Act which the congress had approved he decided to kick them out and send them west. In 1831 the Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokee Indians had the right to self government and the United States could not interfere with that.
John Quincy Adams’ decision to support the Louisiana Purchase put him at odds with the Federalist party and his colleagues in the Senate. His religious faith and faith in the future prosperity of the country (westward expansion) inspired his decision to vote “yes” on the Louisiana Purchase—a controversial proposition as the only Federalist that supported the acquisition. “His guiding star was the principle of Puritan statesmanship his father had laid down many years before: ‘The magistrate is a servant not of his own desires, not even of the people, but of his God’”. Nevertheless, the Puritan principle drove Adams to vote for the Embargo Act of 1807 as well, ultimately costing him his seat in the Senate. “The country is so totally given