Compare And Contrast Andrew Jackson And John Quincy Adams

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The two reformers that will be discussed are Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. This will compare and contrast some of their beliefs, policies, and accomplishments. By comparing the two presidencies we see that Andrew Jackson was able and wanted to provide more for the common man. The first president that will be discussed is John Quincy Adams. John Quincy Adams served as the 6th president from 1825 to 1829. He first started out by being a United States ambassador to several nations. In 1814 he was the lead negotiator for the U.S. when discussing the Treaty of Ghent, which was the treaty that set the borders back to what they were before the war of 1812. Adams was appointed by James Madison to be the first U.S. ambassador to Russia. During his time as ambassador to Russia he was called back to the U.S. to negotiate the Treaty of Ghent.…show more content…
His first major achievement was solving the boundary issues of the Pacific Northwest. This area is called the Oregon territory and the Treaty of 1818 was what had set the boundary between the United States and British northern territory. The Treaty of 1818 greatly improved relations between the U.S. and the U.K. Adams also did a lot to expand the borders of the U.S. He negotiated the purchase of Florida, he helped draft the Monroe Doctrine, and he negotiated the purchase of the Oregon territory. The next reformer that will be discussed is Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson is the 7th president of the United States. He was a commander in the war of 1812 for the U.S. He fought in the battle of New Orleans and defeated the British. The battle happened after the war end but word did not reach them until the battle was over. While Jackson was president, South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union because of a tax, Jackson response to South Carolina was that you will pay the tax or I will send the military there to make you pay the
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