There was an absence of poverty due to the equality of economic opportunities giving everyone to rise up the social classes. In the supreme court case of Charles River Bridge vs Warren Bridge states that a bridge company cannot limit another bridge company on the same river (Doc H). Charles River Bridge was losing revenue from the new bridge and sued. This supports the claim of equality of economic opportunity by the Jacksonian Democrats because it supports competition among companies. The sectionalism of the Jacksonian democracy through the use of prejudice and racism will eventually lead to the civil war.
Andrew Jackson was supported by influential state leaders like Clay Calhoun (in South Carolina) and Martin Van Buren (in New York). As a strong Nationalist, Jackson believed that the states should have the power over governing and not Washington, D.C., and he didn’t believe in interfering with people’s private lives. Politicians were viewed as heroes , and political contests were a mass
The downsides of Jefferson came from his other beliefs- he claimed he believed in small government spending, but he bought the “Louisiana Purchase”- which was actually a great thing for the United States, yet it was a big government purchase. This caused some opposition, but in the end the purchase went through without any major rebellions. After serving two terms, Jefferson retired from politics and returned to his plantation at Monticello. Overall, Thomas Jefferson was another one of our greatest presidents that helped in the shaping of our
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. From what I read and what he said, I thought it sounded like he didn’t want to shut down the United States Bank.
Martin Luther King Jr said,“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”. In the late 1960s, racial tension was high, African Americans were not given the right to vote, the right to a fair education, and the right to a fair judgement. This then led to the separation of schools and the destruction of a normal livelihood. Dr.King and Malcolm X, two men in the face of oppression rose up to challenge the racial barrier, thus changing the world forever. Although Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seem to have mutual respect and an equal understanding of the inequality, their philosophies were quite different from each other.
More towards the end of “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition”, Zinn explains why the Bacon’s Rebellion was so feared, and what new aspect it can give us on America. One of the biggest fear of the upper class and the rulers of Virginia was the possibility of a combination of poor whites and black, since they were a much bigger population. There is a saying that America was “born free”, but that was really not the case. America was born with both free, master, landlord, rich and slave, servant, tenant, and
Thus, the slaves were happy to be alive, but the slave owners felt like their liberty was taken away (Lincoln). President Lincoln had to make the best decision for the country, even if he did not satisfy the interests of both groups. Presidents should not appeal to majorities nor minorities, but overall, make the best decision for the country as seen with George Washington, as well as Abraham Lincoln. Each knew what was best in the end and that is what made him a great leader. If the government continues to apply filters of consent, prevent majority factions, and let the president make their own verdicts for the country, we will all be better
The assassination of Malcolm X was unjustified because he was an influential civil rights activist that helped African Americans in their journey to equality; however, rival Black Muslims believed that he was uncontrollable so there needed to be a way to stop him. Even though some people thought that Malcolm X was an “uncompromising” leader, he was a very vital participant in the civil rights movement. He didn’t follow the nonviolent movement. “Instead of nonviolence in the face of anti-black attacks, he called for self-defense” (Ali, para.3). This supports his famous quote “by any means necessary”.
The debate between Thomas Jefferson and his opponent, Aaron Burr was considered very heated, so when congress gave Jefferson the presidency and Burr the vice presidency, many people became defensive. Jefferson strongly believes that all men are equal regardless of political party. Instead of degrading the other political party, he used a different technique so that every citizen would calm down. Jefferson stated that “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists” (Jefferson). Because the government release some of its power, which allowed the people to vote for who they wanted, it gave some insight for Jefferson about what a good government is.
There were other factors and incentives that drove the anti-slavery supporters. Larry Gara describes this phenomenon: “While some abolitionists were indignant at the slave system and what it did to black men, many more northerners became anti-southern and antislavery because of what the slave system did or threatened to do to them. A failure to recognize this can easily lead us into a blind alley of oversimplification, and to view the events of a hundred years ago as a morality play with heroes and villains rather than a plausible presentation of a human dilemma.” Gara brings up a good point here. It is important that we don’t view segregation with twentieth century goggles. Racism was with no doubt present on both sides, but neither side would have gone to the extremes that they did over a dispute of how ‘human’ slaves were.
During the election of 1800 a great yet controversial man was elected to be the United States Third President. Thomas Jefferson dreamed of a homogenous society in which everyone was the same, and ideally agriculture would be the driving force in the economy within this perfect society. Thomas Jefferson was a great man who fought for small businesses but at the same time enjoyed the luxury of his enslaved people, with whom he even took advantage of the pleasures an enslaved woman could give him. But, if a person achieves great things, does it matter how poor his character might be? In the case of Jefferson, I believe it doesn’t matter, but he is a hypocrite who changed the nation for the better.
The American Civil war was fundamentally fought over the emancipation of the slaves, thus when the war ended the Southerners became the losers of the war. However when President Johnson was left to reconstruct his country after Lincoln’s assassination, the Southern white men prevailed the winners as they were brought back into a society that treated them as the superior. For the North the civil war was a fight to keep together a country that had been rapidly falling apart, while for the south, the civil war was a fight for their lifestyle. Thus the Southerners had more on the line with this fight, and as a result they had more to loose. The southerners lost their homes, their economy, their lifestyle, their slaves, money, and the Union’s