Andrew Jackson was born a poor lower class citizen but lived the American dream and became a wealthy high-class citizen. Jackson became part of the Continental Army at the age of 13, and when he was 43 he lead American soldiers in the battle of New Orleans against the British. In the Battle of New Orleans against the British, the Continental Army beat the British! That battle is what made Jackson a war hero and a politician. Jackson ran for presidency in 1824 but didn't get elected. He then ran in 1829 in the next election season and won. He stayed in office for 2 terms. Jackson believed that democracy is a system of government where civilians have a strong say in how the government is run and who is put in government positions. Andrew Jackson was a man who protected everyone person's democratic rights and he showed that by doing what he felt was best for the country and people, he also believed the humble lower class citizens have the same rights as the wealthier, powerful, mighty, upper class citizens.
In 1829, Andrew Jackson was elected to office as a Democratic Republican. He won his support from his “rag to riches” background. He rose to fame through his success in the War of 1812 through the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Jackson became the definition of what a man of modest beginnings could become. During his presidency, Jackson created a new ideology of the government, enhance the powers of the President, and protected rights for the people. The Jacksonian Democrats correctly viewed themselves as the guardians of the US Constitution, individual liberty, political democracy, and equality of economic opportunity through Jacksonian emphasis on the rights of the working man, Jacksonian priority to demolish Clay’s
Andrew Jackson’s planned to repair the Indian and white relations by allowing the Native American’s to choose if they wanted to live in the United States or on their own land. If they lived in the United States they could learn how to become a civilized race and grow within the United States laws. If they chose to live on their own land the Indian tribes would be required to move to an area set apart from the United States which is only to be used for the Indian tribes. The territory that was set aside for the Indian tribes was west of the Mississippi
Another thing that Old Hickory Jackson is famous for is his war against Nicholas Biddle and the national banking system. The president triumphed in this war with the veto of a congressional act aiming to extend the bank's charter and by pulling capital out of the bank to redistribute to the states. As I understand Jackson's motivations against this bank is mainly because he didn't want the rich to get richer at the expense of the hardworking common men of the United States his actions ultimately led to a depression (the Panic of 1837) even though President Van Buren was blamed for it. This ultimately led the Whigs to win the Presidency in 1840 as Sean Wilentz says: “He
Andrew Jackson- (1767-1845) The 7th president of the United and the first democrat in office. He was elected by popular vote and served two terms from 1829 to1837. Jackson was the first elected man from Tennessee and was often referred to as a statesman who represented the common man. In 1832, A political movement called the Jacksonian Demonocracy extended voter rights to men without land ownership. Jackson also vetoed the bill to renew the charter of the Second Bank of the United States. He believed a bank with too much power and could ruin the country financially.
Jackson refused to get rid of the Tariffs of 1828. "This import tax provided protection for northern manufacturing interests by raising the prices of European products in America. Southerners, however, blamed the tariff for a massive transfer of wealth. It forced them to purchase goods from the North’s manufacturers at higher prices, and it provoked European countries to retaliate with high tariffs of their own, reducing foreign purchases of the South’s raw materials." (The American Yawp) Jackson loss his vice president John C Calhoun behind his decision. Tensions between Jackson and Calhoun grew very tense which started the Nullification Crisis. Calhoun along with the state of South Carolina fought Jackson over the national tax policy. Jackson fought back with the threats to remove South Carolina from the union. In result "Privately, however, Jackson supported the idea of compromise and allowed his political enemy Henry Clay to broker a solution with Calhoun. Congress passed a compromise bill that slowly lowered federal tariff rates. South Carolina rescinded nullification for the tariffs but nullified the Force Bill." (The American Yawp) I felt like this was Jacksons weakness. This whole conflict could have been avoided. He turned his back on those who supported him. In the end he really agreed with them. I think all he really wanted was to
During the election, Jackson accused his opponents John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay of a “corrupt bargain.” He believed that two were not fit for the position, but were more of political replacement. His view on the elections before him was, the candidates being in more of a political “rotation” then just the common man being fit to run for office. This, along with many other things, motivated the people to vote for Jackson.
Andrew Jackson ran for president in 1828, and won. President Jackson organized new bills that made the country happy. He also honored all of the nation's rights.
After the War of 1812, Jackson went to war against Native Americans. He was widely popular for killing Native Americans. When settlers wanted more place to farm they wanted to the Native Americans. Jackson promised to back white settlers who wanted the Native Americans lands regardless what treaty he signed with them. Congress created the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to honor Jackson’s promise. They made a territory in present-day Oklahoma and a year to move out before forcefully removing out of their land. The journey from Georgia to Oklahoma was so dreadful that historians called it “the Trail of Tears”. Over 4,000 Native Americans died. He didn’t listen to the Supreme Court ruling and took the power of the president to be far greater than any other
Andrew Jackson positively impacted the United States leaving an enduring imprint upon American democracy. After commanding the American troops and successfully defeating Britain, Jackson became a national hero in 1812 leading him to become elected as the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Even though some of Jackson’s decisions were viewed as selfish and autocratic, he acted for the well being of the people by taking their opinion into consideration and granting them with equal opportunities. In the end, Jackson’s progressive reforms such as supporting the rights of the common people, repealing the central bank, and relocating the Cherokee Indians, resulted in the expansion of democracy in the United States.
Andrew Jackson held commander and major general of the Tennessee militia during the War of 1812. He won the popular vote in 1824, but it was then handed over to the House of Representatives where he lost to John Quincy Adams. He was then elected into presidency in 1828. Andrew Jackson was known to be a president of little accomplishments. Jackson’s election was known as the election that turned into the revolution of 1828. He was the first American president who was not grounded in the Eastern Aristocracy. Jackson also passed a tariff against South Carolina that led the south to feel that the north was favored. The president had many tempts of assassination during his time in office. Jackson, the newly elected president of 1828 was also reelected
Andrew Jackson’s presidency included many important events for the development of the country, yet many of the things he has done was controversial to many. Jackson’s democratic views were widely praised. The Indian removal helped America expand but many of the Natives were treated harshly. The National Bank had many mixed views with strong feelings on both sides. Andrew Jackson’s presidency was both successful and unsuccessful. He made the debt of the nation worse, yet he started the Indian removal allowing the country to expand even more. He also pushed equality among Americans by allowing them to vote and have the opportunity to get into office.
Andrew Jackson’s key contribution to the new party system was the practice of using government patronage to reward partisan loyalty. He was the first to release large numbers of federal officeholders upon assuming the presidency. Jackson defended a new policy that civil servants should rotate rather than forming an embedded entitled class. He did not merely appoint men to supported him in the election, rather appointed those who showed great loyalty. Andrew Jackson then devoted himself to the cause of Indian removal. After winning the battle, he took on two other causes that would come to define his presidency. First came the nullification crisis, which reinforced and reflected the growing hatred between Jackson and Calhoun, and the second issue was related to finance. Jackson’s battle against Calhoun and nullification was immediately concealed by his political showdown with the Second Bank of the United States. When Andrew Jackson assumed presidency, the bank was regulating the nation’s currency supply to the satisfaction of most members of the financial community and the economy was enjoying relative stability. Jackson argued that it concentrated power in a private corporation, so he opposed the
President Jackson instated the Indian Removal Act. removed thousands of Native American families, specifically Cherokees, from their homes in the Carolinas and Georgia so that white families could move into their land because the population was expanding and there was not enough room for everyone. The Native American people were forced to walk from their homes to a new area in present day Oklahoma. The Native Americans made this walk during the fall and winter of 1830 which became known as “the trail of tears”. This was a brutal journey to Oklahoma, which many diseases spread and many people died of illness, exhaustion, starvation, and cold. Nearly 2000 Native Americans died because of the Indian Removal Act which is the big reason why people would consider Jackson to be not a great
Jackson was a democratic republican who was voted into office in 1828. During the election against john quincy adams , he appealed to the people through the common man. Because he was born in North Carolina , he presented many ideas that would benefit the common man. He also used the spoil system in order to gain supporters. The spoil system enabled people to get a position in government as long as they voted for him. Anyone who apposed him was fired.As president , his followers or supporters were called Jacksonian. The Jacksonian claimed to be the defenders of democracy, the constitution , liberty , and equality. in many ways they did inhabit characteristics of defender however in some way jackson did fail to protect the constitution and contradicted