However, it concentrated wealth and power within the economy and Jackson was against that power affecting the common people. He ran for reelection and was going against his personal enemy Henry Clay, who was representing the Whig Party. This party strongly supported the Second Bank and so Clay urged Biddle to apply for a new charter. Even though this passed both houses without any trouble, Jackson vetoed it. Jackson soon defeated Clay in the election and began to make his own changes to the bank.
He also destroyed the National Bank and authorized the Specie Circular. 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.
In the early stages of our country, Alexander Hamilton played a key role in developing a unified government which portrayed the early republican conservative values. He aspired to abolish slavery in support of human freedoms, as did many of his colleagues. However his ideas regarding the new government did not gain their full support. Hamilton was not unknown for his political theories; he was a practical man who was able to articulate his ideas into practice. Alexander Hamilton’s ideas of government were morally realistic, grounded in the belief that people prioritized themselves above all else; people are selfish.
Amidst the troubles of the Great Depression, rumors of bank corruption and closure provoked investors to pull their money out of American banks. Of course, the banks could not keep up, and fueling even more panic and withdrawals. To curb this vicious cycle, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt established an indeterminate bank closure, a “holiday” to allow the banking crisis to stabilize. However, for the plan to work, he needed the support of the American public. And so, in his first “fireside chat,” as journalists would later dub it, Roosevelt reassured the public and informed them of his plan to repair the banking situation.
In the Obama vs. Trump era, the parties have a hard time with this concept as they are so determined to prove the opposing party wrong. As shown in the study by Pew Research Center, 55% of Democrats have a high distaste for the Republican party while a whopping 58% of Republicans have highly unfavorable opinions of the Democratic party. When far-right businessman Donald Trump who held no prior public office got elected as president in 2016, liberal was not only shocked, they were disgusted. Polarization has created such a gap between the parties that the conservatives decided to side with a choice they knew the liberals would despise the most out of all the candidates. After Trump was inaugurated, the tension started rising to new heights as the media has attacked Donald Trump more than they did President Obama or Bush (according to Pew Research Center), but that is only because the president has been unwilling to agree with any liberal ideologies in the slightest, trying to reverse all work done by Obama.
Taft lacked Roosevelt’s views on presidential power and this held him back from being a stronger leader while in office. Taft’s debate over tariff reform legislation caused the Republican Party to split and led to the passage of the Payne-Aldrich Act, the Act raised certain tariffs on goods entering the United States. (History.com, 2018). Although Taft won the election easily due to Roosevelt’s help, but he struggled with presidential power. William Howard Taft created a “policy of harmony” with Congress.
In the beginning of Truman’s first term, the Congress had gradually started to become more and more conservative due to the increased liberalism shown by Roosevelt during his term. This became a problem for Truman due to his belief in continuing Roosevelt’s work. During Truman’s second term election, there was division in the democratic party that made it difficult for him to get reelected. During his campaigning, Truman talked against the Republican controlled congress repeatedly. This strategy proved to be effective, considering that the Republicans lost nine Senate seats and seventy-three seats in the House, leading the next congress to be a majority democrat, the complete opposite of the previous congress.
Perhaps if this presidential candidate were elected as President of The United States, then this fantasy world of common motivation, and joint efforts could become a reality. Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
At the beginning of the 1930s the era known as the "Roaring Twenties" died and from it emerged one of the hardest times known to Americans. The 1930s were centered on the Great Depression and how to alleviate the millions of Americans who were affected by it. During this era, the American government, led by Franklin D. Roosevelt, attempted to reform the American economy and the lives of the American people. FDR's New Deal policies implemented in response to the Great Depression, were generally ineffective as they were unable to bring the lasting stability that Roosevelt originally called for. His New Deal policies raised controversy over the government's role in the economy and what some critics labeled socialist ideas.
Delayed and inexperienced decisions such as this can sway the opinion of one who should be voting for the best candidate. When President George W. Bush was reelected in 2004, the people who voted him thought that he would be able to stimulate the economy and create jobs. However, once the voters realized that he was unable to run the country as productively as they wanted him to do, his popularity faded. This resulted in Congress and President Bush popularity votes dropping to all-time lows of 38 percent and 28 percent respectively (Milakovich & Gordon, p.8). These numbers resulted in voters believing they should vote democratic as opposed to Republican, in which added to the victory of Barack Obamas election to the