How Did Andrew Jackson Contribute To The Power Of Society

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Andrew Jackson was born on March 15th, 1767 in Waxhaws, which is a geographical area on the border of North and South Carolina. He died on June 8th, 1845 in The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee.
He was a soldier and statesman who served as the 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. He was a general in the United States Army who served in both houses of congress. He was a part of the Democratic-Republic Party and then the Democratic Party. He was also the United States senator from Tennessee, the Military Governor of Florida, a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1798 to 1804, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee’s at-large district. He resided in Tennessee for most of his life.
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Calhoun was a strong believer in states’ rights. He argued that a state could veto any federal law that went beyond the enumerated powers and encroached upon the residual powers of the State. His father introduced him to the idea that the best government was one that allowed the largest amount of individual liberty compatible with social order and tranquility. He was always devoted to preserving the American republic as it was founded throughout his whole career. Between the powers of society and government, Calhoun believed that the power of society was stronger than that of the power of the government. Although the government was entrusted with the power of protection of society, Calhoun pointed out that history proved the government would abuse its power and oppress society. Calhoun thought that the solution to this problem was the Constitution. Constitution stands to government, as government stands to society; and as the end for which society is ordained, would be defeated without government, so that for which government is ordained would be defeated without constitution.” The ideal constitution, therefore, was one that would “completely counteract the tendency of government to oppression and abuse, and hold it strictly to the great ends for which it is ordained.” This is John C. Calhoun’s views on states’ …show more content…

He was also a Governor of South Carolina from 1832 to 1834 and a Mayor of Charleston from 1836 to 1837. He served in the War of 1812, becoming a captain of the Charleston Cadet Riflemen in 1814. He was a captain of the Third South Carolina Regiment and later served the Quartermaster General of the state militia. He was a democrat as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1814 to 1818, serving as Speaker of the House in 1818. He also served as Attorney General of South Carolina from 1818 to

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