Jackson was one of the first presidents of the new nation in the early 1800s. He served eight years in chair from 1829-1837. Before his term as presidency he was known as a "war hero". He gained many supporters from common people by discriminating against the rich. During his presidency Jackson encouraged Americans to create a smaller government with more involvement from citizens.
The Jacksonian ERA After losing the election of 1824 to president John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson returned in the next election of 1828. Jackson defeated Adams and became the seventh president of the United States. Andrew Jackson gained popularity from his role in the war of 1812. He quickly became a leader in the new Democratic Party. During his presidency he supported slavery and states’ rights.
He and Martin Van Buren were responsible for creating the political organization that was the basis for the modern Democratic Party. Andrew Jackson believed the presidency represented the will of the people, and, as such, should have broad authority. He was widely criticized for expanding the power of the presidency. He was known for rewarding his political supporters with government jobs. When asked, he responded by claiming he was replacing aristocrats with the common man.
This victory led to the elevation of Jackson’s status and he was now considered a national war hero. Andrew Jackson’s status as a national war hero came with a great amount of popularity and many people suggested that he run for president. Although, he eventually did run, he had no interest to in the beginning. By 1824, his supporters had gained enough recognition to get him a nomination and a seat in the U.S. Senate. Jackson beat the other contestants in the popular vote, but for the electoral votes, nobody won the majority and the House of Representatives were called to make the decision, ultimately choosing John Quincy Adams.
At the end of the election, the four candidate did not have enough votes to win, and Henry Clay was knocked out of the finalist. The other three candidates then ran for their presidency again. Jackson was very popular and he had the most votes, but the House of Representative did not chose him to be the president. Instead, John Quincy Adams became president and
Grover married his wife, Frances Folsom Grover in 1886.Grover was 27 years older than her. While Grover was in office he changed a lot of things for America by breaking the record of 414 vetoed bills meaning he basically said no to them. One of the vetoed bills was to give money to help Civil war veterans. He said no to that because he found out that they were making up stories to get the money. When his round was still in run the one and only Statue of Liberty was given to the us by the people of France.
He believed the people should have the power to elect their president. Jackson also surrounded himself with people who supported him. He had replaced the “corrupt bargain” with the “spoils system” in doing this. During his during term he did not do much, but in the reelection his beliefs about the Second Bank of the United States was the main point that determined who would be the next president. Jackson won with flying colors and he was onto his second term.
All of these impacted are government today very much as well as other governments around the world. Jackson 's push to abolish national banks other wise known as "the bank wars" was one of his more well known pushes for small government. In 1832, Jackson had vetoed a bill calling for an early renewal of the Second Bank’s charter, but renewal was still possible when the charter expired
Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden, a democrat. Rutherford was extremely popular with a certain group of republicans, and after four months of tightrope walking and audacious political campaigning, it became easily apparent that the opposing democratic candidate Tilden was by far the leading politician in this race. With around 265,000 more popular votes than Hayes, it was nothing less than preposterous to still believe that Hayes could become president. If Tilden got even one of the 3 electoral votes left he would have victory in his hands. These three states were Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina and each state had sent separate disputed results to Congress on whom they chose to run the country.
The Age of Jackson was a significant time in history that occurred before, during, and after Andrew Jackson’s elected presidency. From 1820-1850, America had a rise in Democracy. Although known as the worst president to be on a United States currency, most, but not all things were because of Jackson. Events prior to his election in office led up to how he ran the United States during his presidency. This time in history is important because of the affects from his or any other president’s actions.
Martin Van Buren, the first actual American President. Martin Van Buren was born in 1782. He became a quick headline when he won a U.S senate seat in 1821. While in the Senate, Martin Van Buren helped form the new Democratic Party from a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans who backed up as their nomination for the election Andrew Jackson. One of Jackson 's favorite, Van Buren won the presidency himself in 1836, but was tortured during his term due to a financial panic.
Since 1789 44 men have taken the oath of office as President of the United States. All of them have done very good things but they’ve also done things that have made them look skeptical in the eyes of many Americans. Did you know George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned more slaves than the average colonist during the 1700’s, yet they said all men were created equally. Apparently that only applied to rich white men. John Adams threatened to strip power from Congress so he could complete things he thought were best for the country if Congress didn’t agree with him.
1876 was an exciting year for America because the Declaration of Independence’s 100th anniversary was happening. Ruther B. Hayes, the Republican candidate, and Samuel J. Tilden, the Democrat candidate, were both running for president. The 1876 election was the most controversial election America has ever seen. Millions of African-American lives were crushed by the election of 1876. In order to win the election, Ruther Hayes created the Compromise of 1877 and in return, pulled the soldiers out the South who were there for Reconstruction.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States from 1828 to 1836. He also a war hero that defeated the Creek warriors (allies of the British) in the War of 1812, he also led 5000 soldiers to defeat 7500 British in New Orleans, over 2,000 British soldiers, perished in the battle, while only 13 Americans were killed. He had been a national hero. He received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. In 1824, he was nominated for the U.S. presidency, he was the most popular candidate but he lost the election.
Jackson popularity swelled among the working classes and farming communities in most states except New England. Jackson had “read the national mood better than anyone else” (Sellers 191). In 1924, he garnered 44% of the vote nationwide but lost in an electoral battle in the House of Representatives (Sellers