After three days of Jackson on trial, the jury has decided that the defendant, Mr. Andrew Jackson was not guilty of crimes against humanity. The vote was very close though, Andrew won by a hair, with the votes being 5 versus 3. The jury found that even though the prosecution proved Jackson was a bad man, he did not commit the crimes against humanity.
There has been a lot of controversy of Andrew Jackson, whether he was a good president or one that destroyed the office of the presidency. However, Andrew Jackson is not guilty. He was a good president and should not be accused of degrading the office of the presidency.
Andrew Jackson is guilty of crimes against humanity because of his harsh treatment towards the natives and belief in equality for white men. When Jackson was being questioned by the Prosecution, it was established that he used fear to make the Natives Americans sign treaties that pushed them west. When the Native Americans wanted to negotiate these treaties they were either ignored or assaulted. Osceola explained that when he was going over for peace talks, the army captured and killed him. He also said that “Jackson called us his children but didn’t actually treat us like children.” By killing one of his “children” this supports that Jackson didn’t actually care about the well being of the Indians. He would’ve genuinely listened to the Osceola's
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. Andrew did indeed make some horrible decisions in his life, but he also changed history for the best of it.
Andrew Jackson was a villain for a few reasons. One reason why Jackson was a villain is because he put America at risk. After he won this first term as president, Jackson put his supporters in top government positions. This meant that Jackson put less qualified people in charge of making the decisions that are necessary for America’s success. Furthermore, even after the Peggy Eaton affair in which Jackson was forced to have his unqualified cabinet to resign, he still only took advice from his loyal friends and supporters, known by his enemies as the “kitchen cabinet”. Another reason why Jackson was a villain is because he is responsible for what happened to the Native Americans. Due to his Indian Removal Act and his defiance
Andrew Jackson has been remembered as a ground breaking president, even being put on the $20. President Jackson was a controversial figure, doing many popular and unpopular things in his time. Although he is remembered as a hero from the war of 1812, he also caused the Trail of Tears and tried to destroy the National Bank. As a result, Jackson should not be put on the $20 bill. His actions have caused many misfortune showing that villains do exist.
Andrew Jackson was seen as a common man the voice of the people by some. By others he was King Andrew, trampling the constitution and instigating tyranny. Jackson’s presidency impacted democracy, through his use of the veto power, and his claim of Clay creating a “corrupt bargain”, which is not a turning point for a rise in democracy despite him giving white male suffrage.
Due to the type of environment that Jackson was in, he was often quoted as not being educated and as being an ignorant individual, but he did gain some experiences that taught him more than a formal education could. At the age of thirteen, Andrew Jackson was confronted with a terrible tragedy: his brother Hugh, who fought with the rebel militia, was killed by British allied forces. This prompted Andrew to join the rebels despite any danger to himself. Although he was not allowed to fight directly with the British for a time, he was allowed to “serve as a scout and courier” (Brands 20). Jackson and his brother Robert did eventually end up fighting the British forces, and Brands retells a momentous account where Jackson refuses to submit to
In the journal article “ Andrew Jackson versus the Historians”, author Charles G. Sellers explained the various interpretations of Jackson, from the viewpoint of Whig historians and Progressive Historians. These interpretations were based on the policies of Jackson. The Whig historians viewed the former president in a negative way. They considered him arrogant, ignorant, and not fit for being president. Sellers pointed out that it was not just because of “Jackson’s personality…nor was it the general policies he pursued as president” In fact, many of them approved of some of Jackson’s policies. It was due to the fact that many of these historians came from wealthy northern families or those in the middle class. Their families had control over politics before the Jacksonian period. When Jackson became president
#2 Andrew Jackson did not fit into any one category. Although he was essentially a frontier aristocrat he did not look like an aristocrat. Jackson was also from the West (not the east which is where every other president is from) and began his life poor. He had a large temper and no college education (the second after George Washington). Jackson ws national figure at this point (he won the battle of New Orleans) giving him popularity.
Click. The last vote is recorded and the votes are counted. Andrew Jackson has won the election, however he has also won the award as one of the United States’ best presidents. Although Jackson did make a few uncalled for decisions, the pros of his presidency heavily outweigh the cons. Andrew Jackson was a self-made man. He was born in an extremely poor family and was orphaned at a young age. Jackson showed his first act of heroism in 1781 when he refused to clean a British officer’s boots. Andrew Jackson was a hero of the common man due to how he vetoed the second national bank of the U.S. and due to how concerned he was for the welfare of the common man.
Born into a non-aristocratic poor family, somewhere in the Carolina’s on March 14, 1767, was a man named Andrew Jackson. Jackson, also called “Old Hickory” was a very bold proactive man in American history. From being a military hero and founding the democratic party to enacting the trail of tears and dismantling the of the Bank of the United States, the man and his legacy are a prominent topic for scholarly debate. Some believe he was a great president and some believe he was the worse president. But if you look at it from a moral perceptive or in the eyes of a foreigner, Jackson’s legacy was far more villainous than heroic.
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 Whigs, that where like the federalists that where years before them, viewed the national bank as both necessary and constitutional.
The era of Andrew Jackson which was nicknames the era of the “common man” certainly lived up to its name. As the seventh President of the United States, Jackson had a major effect on the life of the common man, in such a way that the life of the common man would never be the same again. Jackson’s aim, after the manner in which he was defeated in the Presidential Election of 1824, despite receiving more popular votes than John Quincy Adams who took on the office, was to reduce the power and the authority of the elite. When he came into power after the 1828 election Jackson began to carry out his proposals.
Many people who first see this book might read the title and ask what vindication is. Vindication is nothing more than defense or justification. In this book by James C. Curtis we see Andrew Jackson constantly looking for some kind of justification to his actions. Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 and named after his father who had passed away. His mother also left him and then later died while he was still fairly young. From the time he was young to the time he died, Andrew Jackson faced many hardships. After being confronted by death at a young age, he spent his life trying to prove to himself why he should still be alive. Even with all of the obstacles in his life, he went on to become one of America’s greatest army generals and presidents. All this can be tied into the author’s main point which is that we must set aside all of the great things that Andrew Jackson accomplished and look more into the setbacks he powered through to reach his goals.