Andrew Jackson was not a good president. He was known as a champion of common men, founder of the Democratic Party, and savior of the Union. Despite these claims he was also single-handedly responsible for the displacement of an entire people, national depression and the creation of controversial federal hiring policy. These actions overshadow his presidency but his role in holding the United States together when South Carolina threatened secession was viewed as an important contribution. Born in 1776 in Davidson County, Tennessee, he was the first self made man to become president.
In conclusion, there is much evidence to support the idea that Andrew Jackson was a tyrant and vastly abused his power in presidency. Jackson was a cruel ruler for his actions, some including the Indian Removal Act, his overuse of vetoing, and his temper and personality. Overall he was just not right for the position of a political
Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order.
Many people argue that Andrew Jackson was one of our best presidents. Others argue that he proved to be more trouble than he was worth with his inconsistent ways. Many situations occurring throughout Andrew Jackson’s presidency strengthened the argument that Andrew Jackson was a paradoxical president, including “The Eaton Affair”, Trail of Tears, and the conflict over the Second Bank of the United States. Andrew Jackson should be considered a paradoxical president due to his absurd decisions and his self-contradictory attitude toward problems and his own conflicting discourse. One situation that showed Andrew Jackson’s paradoxical ways was “The Eaton Affair”.
Thomas Jefferson was America's strongest president. Jefferson has earned this title through his various achievements as an average citizen, and as our president. Jefferson also had a lot of experience in politics before becoming the president, which gave him a large advantage over other presidents on this list. From writing the declaration of independance, to starting Lewis and Clark's expedition, Jefferson was an all around influential, and strong president. Jefferson served the United States for over 50 years!
One of the dreadful things that happened in U.S. history was because of Andrew Jackson. It is none other than the Trail of Tears. The Supreme Court didn’t want it to happen but Jackson defied them and did it anyway. He forced 20,000 Native Americans out of their homelands at gunpoint even though they were living in for years. Everyone was forced out, the sick, the old and the young.
The Life of Aaron Burr People say that Aaron Burr was a villain in the history of the American Revolution. He was wrongly perceived this way because of a smear campaign created by his political enemies. He may have killed Alexander Hamilton, but he made many contributions to the United States, most of which go unnoticed by America’s citizens. People of today have repeated these distortions, making Burr appear as the classic bad guy of American history. In reality, Aaron Burr was a particularly interesting man who faced a great number of challenges throughout his life, but still managed to accomplish many feats; both in the army and his career.
Jackson was, and is still remembered as a brave man, although some others say he is a war veteran, as well as a war hero, or a hero in general, with the title of our 7th president of our very patriotic nation, the United States of America, which we have fought with Britain for Independence for, some decades before the time of his election, following the previous president John Quincy Adams, who has served before his presidency half a decade before, then after giving the title of Mr. President, which again, he was known as a hero because of his many good deeds he did during his presidency, one of which was dispatching of the National Bank of the United States, which farmers thought was a good deed of hid, because of their Southern beliefs, different
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.
From a controversial party in the White House to signing the Indian Removal Act. It may seem like Jackson wasn't a great president. But, many presidents have made mistakes some worse than others. Jackson's actions have aided in America being like it is today. That being said Jackson was overall a good president just not a good person.
If you were to look up the word great in the dictionary you’d get “of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average,” which I feel, seems to define Andrew Jackson as a president. Jackson had grown up with very little as opposed to other presidents. He was poorly educated and at a young age he preferred to focus on other things, horse-racing and cockfighting, as opposed to going to school. Unlike past presidents, who had all come from wealthy or moderate backgrounds and were all well educated, Jackson was able to rise up from what little he had, the bottom of the social structure of society. He knew he wanted to be something more, and despite his background, he began to teach himself to read and write.
Lily Thomas Ms. Scott Honors US History Period 4 15 November 2016 A Demagogue in Disguise Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, was undoubtedly an immoral demagogue who abused his position of power to promote his own selfish interests and disregard the rights of many. One of the most notable moments during his time of leadership was the “Trail of Tears”, or forced removal and relocation of all Cherokee tribes on American soil. The Indian Removal Act, passed in 1830, ultimately caused the death of 4,000+ Cherokee people (Doc 4, par. 3).
Hero or Villain: Andrew Jackson Andrew Jacksons presidenicy was very complicated. He was a man that believed that the white folk should be treated evenly. The poor sohuld get momey like the rich, and the rich should get money the same way as the poor. Being a normal man, the rich disliked him for his opinions that did not fit the rich men and women their needs. The conflict with the Bank, and the Indian Removal act made Jackson a hero in my opinion.