Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
Andrew Jackson was said to be a divergent president in many ways, especially for his unique background compared to the wealthy ones of the previous presidents. He started off as an orphan and made his way up to becoming a general in the military, then became a frontier and started working in office soon later. Jackson’s presidency was held during an age known as the Age of the Common Man where he was determined to always do what was best for the common people and protect them from the powers of the rich and the privileged. With his success as a populist in his own Jacksonian Democracy, Jackson was able to seduce the American people but frighten the political and economic elite. Although Jackson had good intentions with what he wanted to accomplish
Prior to losing the election of 1912, he helped the U.S with by doing anything he could to uphold America and its citizens. He also aided in American access to the Panama Canal. On economical terms, Roosevelt was the trust-buster, breaking all of the bad trusts in big businesses. He also was the president who enforced the Sherman Antitrust Act. Socially, he preserved millions of acres of land, entitling citizens to interact and have leisure time, and wildlife to prosper.
However, Hamilton, our first secretary of state, Thomas Jefferson usually never agreed with each other, but that didn’t stop Hamilton to create our first National Bank that was submitted on December 14, 1790. Unfortunately, not everybody liked Hamilton’s ideas because in 1804 Hamilton had died. (“Alexander Hamilton”). After Hamilton's death in 1804, Jonathan Dayton who was elected a seat in our first Congress, he still supported “Hamilton’s financial program” and was “pressed for suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion” (“Jonathan Dayton”). In the end, Hamilton showed leadership by creating our first National Bank, fought in our war like Odysseus fought for his men on his journey home from the Trojan, and wrote two-third of our new
He had an army of over 100,000 men. So Peter went to war with the Ottoman Empire wanting access to the Baltic Sea and warm-water ports. He won, so he named St. Petersburg Russia’s new capital, which is right next to the water. This allowed Russia to strengthen their navy, which is exactly what happened. Lastly, Peter the Great expanded Russia’s borders by gaining control of the warm-water ports, Poland, parts of Austria, and Manchuria all with treaties or war.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, also known as the conservationist president, became the 26th and youngest President of the nation’s history. Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” Roosevelt wanted individuals to do their part by protecting and cherishing the nation’s resources, and that led Teddy to be an important figure in American history. Roosevelt was important because he had the desire to make society more fair and equitable with economic opportunities for all Americans. America wouldn’t be the same without Roosevelt because of his dedication to conserve and make a change.
Because of these infringements on the rights of the people, Andrew Jackson was not a champion of the common man; the nickname “King Andrew,” from his opponents was accurate. When he was elected president, Andrew Jackson felt that he needed to remove John Quincy Adams’ appointees from office. To him, the clear answer was to replace them with his own followers and friends, creating a government where only one political party was effectively represented by presidential appointments. This use of the spoils system put people who were not qualified in powerful positions simply as a reward for supporting Jackson. He also had thirteen unofficial members in his cabinet to advise him.
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.
War was Jefferson's last resort as he hated conflict and moving eastward would almost guarantee bringing about it. Although Thomas Jefferson went into his presidency in 1800 with these strong ideas, he ended up pursuing many Federalist beliefs similar to those of Alexander Hamilton, his opponent of the opposing party during the election, due to certain circumstances that arose during his term. For example, he sent a naval fleet to Tripoli and also repealed the Embargo Act with France and Britain which were both against his ideals. He also kept many Federalist officials in office and even used a Federalist tax plan. On a much larger scale, Jefferson bought Louisiana and all the territory west of it from Napoleon.
Jefferson and Hamilton’s ways of eliminating the debt were extremely different, and it is evident that the two men had shockingly different views for the United States of America. Alexander Hamilton was evidently, a man of the North. He believed in a more industrial way of making America prosper. Instead of a very individualistic way of achieving financial security, Hamilton believed in a collaborative flourishment, where businesses and companies could be established and prosper for the nation. With these ideas, Hamilton created a plan to pay off the federal debt and state’s debt.
Andrew ¨Old Hickory¨ Jackson was the President Of The United States that immediately followed John Quincy Adams. Jackson´s two term lasted from 1829 to 1837. He was an interesting child in his youth at the age of 13 he joined the Continental army. During the American Revolution he was captured, and after refusing to follow an order given by his captors was slashed with an officer's sword and would have succumbed to the wound if not for a prisoner exchange shortly after allowing him to receive medical treatment. He continued a military career for the majority of his life he also had a political career but this isn't what made him arguably the most popular president in American history ,It was his military career and what he attempted to stand for even though he wasn't perfect that did that, he started as a poor man and as a military commander, he never forced his men to endure more than he would put himself through he even went so far as to eat cattle waste and acorns with his men, and during the Battle of New Orleans he led from
Andrew Jackson. The great leader of war and law who never asked more of his men the he did himself. Jackson would eat acorns and cow organs during tough times with his men. Jackson was always a very tough guy. Andrew Jackson came from a very humble beginning and earned his fame in the defense of New Orleans.
Andrew Jackson was not a successful President. Many of his policies were selfish. For example, so me of his monetary policies led to the Panic of 1837. He also ended the Bank of the United States. He took the money form the Bank of the United States and put it into “pet banks”, which contributed to the Panic of 1837.
Julius Ceaser and Abraham Lincoln are without a doubt two men who made an impact on history through governing their own nations. When comparing the two, one very significant comparison to be made is their assassination. Comparing the two shows both differences and similarities. Although in either case they were both killed by someone who was threatened by their authority. The life of Abraham Lincoln Is comparable to that of Julius Ceaser in many ways, and while unique similarities do exist there are also distinct differences between the two.
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.