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”.
The political cartoons depicting Andrew Jackson “The Rats Leaving a Falling House” and “The Spoils System” show a view of Jackson that has him as a corrupt politician. They give the image that his only goal or motivation is the gain of personal power, and that he cared little for America. These drawings depict how Jackson used the ‘Spoils System’ to make his administration during his presidency to place only loyal supporters into any offices of relevance. The first cartoon, “Rats Leaving a Fallen House” shows Jackson sitting slouched down in a bow-legged chair with a blank expression on his face. Behind Jackson are several papers of resignation from various government officials who either resigned as Jackson took office or those who
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president and he served from 1829 to 1837. He lost the 1824 election but won in 1828 because of expanded suffrage that allowed the common people he appealed to, to vote. During his presidency, he made many controversial decisions especially regarding Native Americans and his authoritative style of governing. Also, while he was in office there were many divisive issues, particularly about states’ rights and the power of the Federal Government. Overall, his presidency did not follow the central idea of democracy that is “by the people, for the people” and therefore it was not an era of democracy.
Today, Andrew Jackson is known far and wide in the United States as having been a large advocate of democracy. He proclaimed himself a Democrat, and while running for president, he campaigned that he would change the system to help directly represent the people instead of through representatives. Being a Democrat running against a Republican, most people would think that Andrew Jackson would be the most anti-republican person ever. However, that was not entirely the case. Jackson was neither anti-republican nor the most Republican person one can imagine.
In the years 1829-1839, Jackson had decided to run for President. He thought that the “common man” should have more say in government, therefore, he was running as a Democratic. When he had run for President, he won with 178 electoral votes. Andrew Jackson was Democratic because he chose a “common man” to be in office and he vetoed the National Bank. There were a few reasons why Jackson was Democratic, but here is one.
If I was a voter in the election between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, I will choose to voter for Andrew Jackson. He was a man that he learned from his life and his experience. He was living with poor people and he know how they think and live but he also experienced the life of rich people. he knows how make decision based on what he see and what he knows. I choose to vote for him because I feel that he is closer to most American people and not just the minority.
In the election of 1824, the race was between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and William H. Crawford. The results of the election were inconclusive (although Jackson did lead in electoral and popular vote) because no candidate received a majority in the electoral college. The vote for President then went to the House of Representatives who, with the influence of Henry Clay who was Speaker of the House (and he had the least amount of votes so he was dropped from the ballot), elected John Quincy Adams as President. Then Adams selected Clay to be his Secretary of State. Angry Jacksonians denounced the outcome of the election as a “corrupt bargain” between Clay and Adams that had stolen the office.
John Adams was elected president after George Washington refused to a term in1797. He served in office for four years but lost the re-election to Thomas Jefferson. His political party was the Federalists Party and his vice president was Thomas Jefferson. His most greatest achievments / accomplishments in office include of making peace with France by handling the Quasi-War in 1798. Also by being a great example tto his son, John Quincy Adams,who would then follow his footstepe by becoming the sixth president of the United
The election of 1824 was very different than today’s elections. It set the stage for the 1828 Presidential Election to birth the “Modern American Political Campaign.” There were four candidates for the campaign in 1824. They were all from the same party. This prevented all of them from being able to get enough Electoral votes to become President.
They began to realize that the government was mostly controlled by the wealthy and mostly benefitted them. The 1824 presidential election results proved their sentiments even more because even though the War Hero of the West Andrew Jackson had the most electoral votes, the wealthy New Englander John Quincy Adams became President. When the next election came, the
By 1840, the Whig Party became a vigorous part in the emerging mass democratic system in the United States. Therefore, even though, despite his unsuccessful attempts to become the president, Clay and his creation of the second party system made progress in establishing mass democracy in the
There was speculation that Adams had used a bribe in order to win the swing vote and that the election was rigged. What was at stake was a good leader vs someone that the people liked (which is the exact reason the Electoral College was put in place). Although Jackson’s background as a common man was favorable to many voters, his lack of education and experience was alarming to the Electoral College, and the vote reflected
In the book, DiLorenzo brings up several topics. The first one, which seems to be one of DiLorenzo’s strongest arguments, is the question of why Lincoln did not end slavery peacefully. In chapter three, DiLorenzo tells the reader “Dozens of countries, including the possessions of the British, French, and Spanish empires, ended slavery peacefully during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries” (48). Since all these other countries were able to end slavery in this way, the question is why America could not.
With all of the division in the country it made the election of 1860 very interesting. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois, Republican Party, Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, Northern Democratic Party, John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky, Southern Democratic Party, and John Bell of Tennessee, Constitutional Union
Andrew Jackson started off his political career as the national hero because of the Battle of New Orleans. Then the election of 1828 became the turning point in the political history of the United States because it had the first male on the area west of the Appalachians become president; it also launched the organizations of his campaign known as the Jacksonian Democracy. He brought forward a new set of personal qualifications that gave rise to new political leaders that were chosen in favor of the mass of voters, compared to the spoils systems, in which involves political activity by public employees in support of their party. Although Jackson underwent some difficulties in making this democracy a success, he relied on newspaper editors and politicians who helped him in his candidacy to convince the mass that this method