Another controversy of Andrew Jackson’s presidency sparked when Jackson became extremely strict with South Carolina. Though Jackson was known for strongly supporting states’ rights, however, Jackson confronted South Carolina when they decided not to allow federal tariffs. In 1832, South Carolina declared the federal tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832 null and void and prohibiting the federal tariffs in South Carolina. While urging Congress to lower the high tariffs, Jackson wanted a strong Union with the same laws, and he obtained authority to order federal armed forces to South Carolina to enforce federal laws. South Carolina backed down to Jackson, and allowed the high federal tariffs down.
In “Jackson Battles the Bank”, Jackson shows that he promotes equal rights because of his destruction of the national bank. The national bank only supported the wealthy, and Jackson believed that we should have banks that also support the farmers and workers. In destroying the national bank, he created state banks that supported the people's’ needs. In “The Nullification Crisis”, Jackson shows that he gave peace and stability to the nation to form a strong democracy.
“Jackson argued that the United States policy of attempting to assimilate the tribes into white society had failed and the Native Americans’ way of life would eventually be destroyed.” (thehermitage.com) Thousands of Native Americans died due to his decisions; he seemed to show his total disregard for their culture and rights. This displays his autocratic tendencies, but his crisis involving South Carolina does as well. When the Tariff of 1832 began to harm South Carolina but aid the North, our state threatened to leave the union in order to protect our economy. However, Jackson was going to use force to make us follow his laws; he wasn 't willing to bend at all.
Gold had been discovered in California and Australia and it came at a crucial time for the US economy and World economy. However, the US was the last place to have whole faith in gold. At this point things got worse. British capitalists, tied closely to the cotton economy of the south, and pulled from the north because spice was not very important. The government then issued fiat money and they made the creditors accept it.
Jackson, born in Tennessee, is a good example of rags to riches. He and the Jacksonians strongly opposed the Bank of the United States. Jackson feels that the National Bank “enjoys an exclusive privilege of banking….almost a monopoly of the foreign and domestic exchange” (B). In their eyes, the Bank had too much power as an economic institution, and only served the wealthy Americans. By discontinuing the National Bank and transferring its money to the state banks, Jacksonian Democrats promoted equality of economic opportunities and combatted against economic monopoly.
The Georgia state laws made it so that Cherokees could not defend their land claims, and report the white men trespassing their land. It stated that the Cherokees had no right to sue or testify whites in court. This law, passed in 1828, took away many of the Cherokee’s rights. Due to the crazy, lawless gold frenzy, Chief John Ross, asked President Jackson to at least cover the money of the gold digger’s intrusions. The Cherokee focus on the discovery of gold, however, seemed to only enhance the Georgia legislature to argue that the Cherokee tribe was depriving the state unfairly, of their wealth.
So the British imposed taxes on the colonies to improve their struggling economy from the war. The colonies believed that they should govern themselves and should not give their money to a nation that is across the ocean, especially since the colonies were not represented in parliament. The stamp act was the final straw for the colonies. The colonials rebelled and decided not to pay for the stamps. A few colonials formed a group called “The Sons of Liberty” to directly oppose Great Britain and the man, or tyrant, who ruled them.
The Articles had filled a lot of holes in the government system but left many unresolved problems and because of this, the Articles are considered to be a failed government system. After the revolution, America owed millions of borrowed money to other countries. The government had no right to tax the states for money and thus could not come up with the owed money. The Articles of Confederation failed to solve the country 's problem of debt
They eventually created a compromise (the popular sovereignty), which allowed the people of the state to determine if their state would be a slave state. Basically giving the people the power, as a democracy would, to choose if they wanted to have their state with slavery being acceptable or not acceptable. This was caused by Manifest Destiny. In conclusion Manifest Destiny did indeed have an affect on the tension rising between both the slave and free states.
The South was prosperous as they had been purchasing cheap priced goods that were exported that they did not produce but the tariff caused the South to pay double since they now had to pay higher prices on those products and their cotton they sold to Britain had to be priced higher making it harder to sell. The Southern states did not feel this lessened tariff was going to be effective enough and was a failure, mainly in South Carolina, who responded by declaring the right to nullification of the tax. Vice President Calhoun, who Jackson felt a personal dislike for, supported South Carolina’s nullification and Jackson responded with his Old Hickory attitude and threatened that he would use the United States Army to take action against South Carolina. This settled down for a while with the Compromise Tariff if 1833 turning out to be satisfactory by the South and South
His tried to pass the Alabama Platform. The platform would let slave owners take their property into territories, it would make Congress protect slave owners rights everywhere, and recognize that the Democratic Part could only elect pro-slavery candidates to national office. But the Democratic Party declined it twice, once in 1848, and another time in
The Tariff of 1832 was passed and it failed to moderate the protective barriers erected in earlier legislation. So South Carolina passed an ordinance of nullification in November of 1832, and threatened to secede from the nation if the federal government actually attempted to collect money from the tariff. Andrew Jackson immediately quickly dispatched ships to Charleston harbor because he thought that nullification was an act of treason against the United States. Congress supported the president in these actions and passed a Force Bill in 1833 which authorized Jackson to use soldiers to enforce the tariff. South Carolina eventually repealed its nullification ordinance and things died down.
Andrew Jackson believed that he was a guardian of the Constitution .He was fixing the faulty interpretation of the constitution put forth by his fellow congress men. Jackson saw the banks as “monopoly of foreign and domestic exchange” he believed the wealthy people were using the banks to line their pockets with more money. One of Jackson’s opponents, Daniel Webster of Mass. . He believed that Jackson had no true facts on his assessment, in fact he saw the veto as alarming. In westers view, Jackson was using the constitutional argument to support his own grab for power.
The beginning of the Civil War marked an objective not originally to free the slaves, but to merely preserve the union. Lincoln 's original goal was simply to save the country. He outwardly proclaimed, as did Congress, that he had no intention of defeating previously established institutions. As Congress and President Lincoln continued to deny that they will emancipate the slaves, the certitude still remains that everyone in this divided country is calling for something to be done concerning slavery. The government attempted to avoid the issue of slavery and Lincoln strive to keep focus on preserving the union took away from the issue.
The Klan persecuted Republicans as a secondary target because they were responsible for freed slaves. What if the slaves weren 't freed during this time period? What if the Ku Klux Klan was never created? Today 's world would be enormously different and racism probably wouldn 't have been so vivid. Until this day, there are still around 10,000 active KKK members that lurks in the Deep