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.
Andrew Jackson hated the idea of nullification. It would grant the states the ability to not follow federal laws, and when South Carolina threatened to break up the country, he sent the U.S. army to stop it happening. Likewise, he helped to delay the civil war, Jackson would identify himself with “ordinary Americans” by his actions and speeches during his presidency. He was for the common man instead of the members of the higher society. For example, he felt the Bank of the United States only favored the rich.
Andrew Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin, similarly to other colonists at the time. Throughout his lifetime, he took upon several occupations before his presidency including serving as a general during the Revolutionary War and becoming an attorney in Tennessee. After winning the election of 1828 by a landslide, Jackson continued his career by serving two terms as President of the United States. While Jackson advanced democracy in various ways during his presidency, he also obstructed the democracy in many other ways. Jackson saw himself as a representative to “the people.”
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States, young at the time. Some believe that Andrew Jackson was a good president, but doesn’t stand out too much. Others, including me, believe that Jackson was not a pleasant person, nor president.
Throughout the early 1800’s, the United States was going through some changes. For one, people were becoming more involved with electoral elections. By the year 1828, only two states out of the twelve were the legislatures voting for the president. This meant that people were voting for electors and that there was an increase in democracy. (DOC 1) With Andrew Jackson’s win over John Quincy Adams, he became the sixth president of the United States in 1829.
How Democratic Was Andrew Jackson? Jackson was born in the year 1767 to a poor family. When he was only 13 years old he was captured from the British during the revolutionary war. As he got older he found himself in the military and he was called a national hero when he fought in the battle of 1812. He served for two terms as president and Jacksonian or is followers say that he was democratic where the people are heard.
Andrew Jackson's Life Andrew Jackson was a brave and violent man that faced his problems head on. I think he was a indian hating man that did do some good things for the U.S. He grew hate for the british when they took his mother and made him clean a soldier's boots. Andrew refused to do it and the soldier got mad and swung his sword at his head, but caught the blade with his hand. He never really said he didn’t really like indians but, his actions showed it.
The Trail of Tears was a really dark time for the Native Americans. Which is a topic many of us skip over or don’t go into much detail about. Knowing what we have done wrong in the past helps us not to make the same mistake again and guide us as a nation. The Trail of Tears was like the Holocaust to all the Native Americans. There were all these white Americans that wanted the land that the natives had owned and president Andrew Jackson decided to use the Utilitarianism model which wasn’t the best option in this case.
Andrew Jackson may be the worst president in American History. Some of the reason why Andrew Jackson was a villain, and one of the worst presidents in US history is he was a notorious gambler, illegally married his wife, passed the indian removal act, and killed a man in a duel. Jackson had a taste for wagering on dice, on cards and even on cockfights. As a teenager, he gambled away all of his grandfather’s inheritance on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Jackson’s passion in life was racing and wagering on horses.
Andrew Jackson was one of the greatest presidents who made very difficult decisions for our country. Although his choices were not always the popular decision, he made choices that were always promoting democracy. The things that make a good democracy are: giving people a say in government, having a good leader that you can trust to make wise decisions, peace and stability between each country and other states, and having equal power in the government (checks and balances). Andrew Jackson came into office with a popular vote and great support. His supporters viewed him as a man of the people.
President Andrew Jackson was a supporter of the common man because he supported white settlers moving into cherokee territory, the obliteration of the national bank, and he created the Jacksonian Democracy. In 1828, gold was discovered in Georgia, the Cherokee territory. Many white settlers wanted this gold so they settled into Georgia, hoping to find gold. Even though this wasn’t their territory, Andrew Jackson decided to move all Native americans living the East, West.
Andrew Jackson, some say hero, others say monster. Although, history has clearly shown that he is one of America's greatest heroes. Take the battle of New Orleans for example. A great victory for the States in the War of 1812. He was also a log cabin president, meaning he was born poor.
From the late 1820s to the 1830s, there was a strongly democratic presence in the United States government, due to the Presidency of Andrew Jackson. The Democratic Party strived to be “protectors of the Constitution,” by following it strictly, and promising citizens the rights and liberties contained within it, however, this was only partially carried out. The party did work to prevent the federal government from becoming too powerful, as evident in their abolition of the Second National Bank of the United States. However, Daniel Webster accused Jackson of undermining social justice and states’ rights, saying that the majority of states supported the Second National Bank, and the federal government was acting based on their own special interests.
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 the first president without any political background or formal education. He never received a college education but relied on his military record in order to gain popularity. He was the first person considered an outsider who was elected president. This meaning that he had no affiliation with the government before his presidency. This gave him much popularity as he appealed to the common man.