There were also many other times where he acted outside of his authority that is stated in the Constitution. His views before were very anti-federalist because he expressed his opposition to the whiskey tax. And he was very upset with the alien and sedition acts that John Adams put into place. His views changed very radically as he saw the need for a stronger central government and how essential it was for the new nation to be
The beginning of the speech went fairly well as he was honoring Washington, however, he ended up ridiculing Congress. President Johnson usually spoke harshly about Congress and his mouth had the tendency to get him in trouble. In his speech, Johnson said, “I find men I care not by what name you call them…who still stand opposed to the restoration of the Union of these States.” He later would call out Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and Wendell Phillips for plotting his assassination. In his speech, Johnson said, “I say that I have no doubt the intention was to incite assassination, and so get out of the way the obstacle from place and power.” Thaddeus Stevens and the radical Republicans viewed Johnson’s speech as a declaration of war. Andrew Johnson was a man who was not afraid to speak out against Congress.
Also known for his vetoing of bills, he declined more bills than all presidents before him. The act for Indian Removal was huge for Jackson because he saw it as taking over their land. In Daniel Feller’s article, he states “There is no doubt that removing the American Indians, was centrally important to Jackson.” (CITING?) This shows Jackson’s motivation to push the Indians out of their own land to increase Americans territory was huge. In American Lion, Meacham states, “Jackson’s men were
In his time as President, he had had to deal with the Quasi-War, “America 's first major international crisis,” between Britain, France, and America (Florence). This meant that Adams had to make many major decisions in regards to the nation’s commerce and defense. “Some extreme Federalists were ready for a fight, but President Adams disappointed them, refusing to press war against Virginia or France (Florence).” His decision angered many
Additionally, Jackson did give more power to the president. It was they could not choose their cabinet or make big decisions for the white house now, the president can choose their cabinet and have more to say in decisions. However Jackson did kill a man! The fact of the matter is that he was even in the running for president. This is basically saying if Donald Trump full on shot and killed a man not even out of self defense he is aloud to be in the running for president and become president.
Andrew Jackson was chosen for president for the smart decisions he made during the war. Andrew Jackson was to be thought to be a great leader for this country. However, some people didn’t think he made the right choices for the country. A person tried to assassinate him but failed and has misfired. Andrew Jackson went against the Supreme Court and did something that wasn’t in his command.
Heated debates, slander, and disagreement are as defining of the construction of the country as anything. Alexander Hamilton was perhaps the most volatile and contentious of the Founding Fathers. His upbringing played a significant role in how he reacted to insults or perceived slights. His feud with Thomas Jefferson is well documented and analysis of their feud has been exhausted. The two men had diametrically opposing views on the future of the country and they were both highly defensive of their views.
Andrew was an orphan who overcame humble beginnings in the rural areas of the Carolinas only to later become a hard working, self made businessman. Jackson’s military exploits made him very popular and a rising political star. In 1822 the Tennessee Legislature nominated him for the presidency of the United States. To boost his credentials, Jackson ran for and won election to the U.S. Senate the following year Jacksons's two main opponents were John Quincy Adams and William H. Crawford. Both candidates had been looking to become the President since 1816.
In conclusion,I believe that Andrew Jackson is not democratic. You may have read about how he was a very popular president and how he had 2 terms of presidency,how he is on our twenty dollar bill,etc, but no matter what good he did, his bad history will always have a black mark on his image. He acted more like a king than a president, he made his own rules and manipulated people to get what he wanted. In his whole lifetime, he had, obviously, done way more dictation than
To conclude, Andrew Jackson did many things unprecedented and was a considered a barbarian. His personality and beliefs helped make awful decisions. Jackson committed a crime that ruined thousands of lives, the Trail of Tears. Andrew Jackson was one of the most barbaric presidents who killed, ruined lives and defied many