However, it concentrated wealth and power within the economy and Jackson was against that power affecting the common people. He ran for reelection and was going against his personal enemy Henry Clay, who was representing the Whig Party. This party strongly supported the Second Bank and so Clay urged Biddle to apply for a new charter. Even though this passed both houses without any trouble, Jackson vetoed it. Jackson soon defeated Clay in the election and began to make his own changes to the bank.
Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist running for the presidency of the United States and one that actively extols of socialistic style policies other nations have implemented. Socialism is a dirty word in American politics and has been lobbed at President Barack Obama since his first campaign. Yet, Senator Sanders embraces the socialist moniker, co-opting the term, and using it to his advantage. Senator Sanders is vehemently opposed to the influences of big money on elections and a tenant of Senator Sander’s platform is to completely rail against corporations buying elections in a country that mostly views corporations favorably. The dichotomy of these ideologies does not fit with Senator Sander’s current standing
Historian R. Hal Williams argues this by mentioning that the prospect of Bryan becoming president scared Wall Street, and Hanna played on this fear by travelling “between Chicago and New York, warning financiers, bankers, manufacturers […] of the dangers of a Bryan victory” . Many prominent bankers and manufacturers, ranging from J.P. Morgan to John D. Rockefeller, supported McKinley and by the end of the election the McKinley campaign’s expenditures totaled to over $3.5 million, substantially less than Bryan’s $300,000 . The significant money advantage McKinley’s campaign had allowed them to effectively canvass, and Bryan’s campaign was completely unable to keep up with McKinley’s campaign, which was extremely effective at mobilizing traditional Republican voters and attracting new voters to the party. Hanna was undeniably important to the McKinley campaign, but the traditional view does not note that his success was only possible because of Wall Street’s strong disapproval of Bryan and the policies he would enact if elected. One revisionist viewpoint that diminishes Hanna’s role points out that some of the people who donated to McKinley’s campaign were not traditional Republican donors and only donated to stop the Free Silver movement.
Taft’s antitrust lawsuit against U.S. Steel was the last straw for Roosevelt. Roosevelt believed Taft’s breaking up of the the trust was destroying the carefully crafted system that he had established. Progressives soon convinced Roosevelt to reenter politics. February 1912, Roosevelt announced that he would be entering the presidential campaign of 1912 in an attempt to replace Taft as the Republican nominee for
When Theodore Roosevelt saw that trusts, or monopolies, were cheating millions of Americans, he did not stand by idly; he aggressively utilized the Sherman Antitrust Act to break up monopolies, causing some to mock him as the “trust-buster.” When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was faced with the worst economic recession in American history, he did not utilize moderate, monetarist economic policies; he passed what many would consider to be the most aggressively liberal economic policies in American history in the New Deal, which created programs like Social Security and the minimum wage, even though most of the New Deal was controversial and parts would be struck down by the Supreme
Since the 1940’s, the Democratic Party has believed in regulating business and trade. The very title of NAFTA gives away the fact that it is deregulating trade and promoting free trade instead, and this idea went against what the Democratic Party stood for. The question then becomes, why did Clinton support NAFTA? (Democratic Party Platforms: 1992 Democratic Party Platform). Obviously, it was against the Democratic Party’s ideals, as well as against the wants of the groups that majorly funded the Democratic Party.
In the beginning of Truman’s first term, the Congress had gradually started to become more and more conservative due to the increased liberalism shown by Roosevelt during his term. This became a problem for Truman due to his belief in continuing Roosevelt’s work. During Truman’s second term election, there was division in the democratic party that made it difficult for him to get reelected. During his campaigning, Truman talked against the Republican controlled congress repeatedly. This strategy proved to be effective, considering that the Republicans lost nine Senate seats and seventy-three seats in the House, leading the next congress to be a majority democrat, the complete opposite of the previous congress.
A leader in the movement to have a black president of Howard, Miller was a perennial favorite of the alumni but was never selected. Although his influence at Howard declined significantly by the late 1920s through his retirement in 1934, Miller 's stature as a commentator on race relations and politics remained high. He had become alarmed by the vast social changes stimulated by World War I and was seen as increasingly conservative. He opposed the widespread abandonment of farming by black
Yet since he was in the heart of the racist south his “New Southerner” Liberal Democrat approach to the South did not get much attention. Seeing that his ideas weren’t working there and that Governors were only limited to one term in Georgia, Carter almost immediately began positioning himself for the 1970 election. Jimmy Carter was one of ten candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, and at first he was one of the least well known. However, in a time of constant frustration with establishment politicians who seemingly were stained with the controversy of Washington D.C, Carter 's anonymity provided an advantage at the time of his candidacy. Yet as time went one his lack of skill with political problems lead to many of his programs fail and having no luck in passing bills in Congress.
Like a strategy straight out of Sun Tzu 's Art Of War, Hillary Clinton is using Donald Trump 's own party against him in a brutal new campaign ad that shows even the majority of Republicans find Trump distasteful and potentially disastrous for America. This week, Donald Trump became the GOP 's presumptive presidential nominee after an embarrassing thrashing in Indiana finally caused Evangelical nut-bar Ted Cruz to accept defeat and drop out of the race, followed shortly by Ohio Governor John Kasich. With Trump the last man standing on the Republican ticket, and Clinton being the odds-on favorite for the Democrats, things are about to get real nasty along the campaign trail as both candidates gear up for the general election. Related; Cruz Defeated Drops Out Of Race