Brittany Randall-Neppl APUSH Period 6 Mr. Kloster 12/19/2014 Andrew Jackson: Champion of the Common Man or Tyrant Andrew Jackson was born into a common life but overcame his mediocre beginnings to become a powerful politician; in 1828 he was elected president of the United States. However, he abused this position of power and made several choices that were detrimental to the welfare and rights of the American people. Jackson implemented the spoils system on a national scale and had unofficial members of his cabinet who did not have to answer to Congress. After South Carolinians were upset by the Tariff of 1832 he was angry toward those who did not agree with it. He also destroyed the National Bank and authorized the Specie Circular.
Not only were the resolutions not acceptable to the other states when they are submitted but they were regarded as military threats. People as well as the federal government believed that the resolutions were foreshadowing civil wars. However, Alexander Hamilton who was then building the army suggested on sending the resolutions to Virginia on the pretext of putting Virginia to the test of resistance. Because of this, Jefferson’s party used the resolutions as the foundation of their beliefs that were then used as the party’s documents in the election held during the 1800s. It also became the most important concept of the Old Republican as these resolutions became the framework that supports the principle of the states’ rights.
In the spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified.
This broke people up into two groups: Anti-Federalists and Federalists. The Anti-Federalists were those in favor of strong states’ rights. They disliked the Constitution because they believed that there was a chance that Constitution would destroy the freedoms the colonies fought for. They were scared of tyranny, especially pertaining to the fact that under the new Constitution, the national government, or Congress, would be able to make decisions without even asking for the states’ permission.
He was the first president to openly defend the practice of replacing many of the officeholders. However, after the Peggy Eaton Affair Jackson he replaced his original appointed cabinet members. It appears there was corruption throughout his presidency with the Indian removal by using military action against them.
In keeping with the principle, Jackson tried to abolish the College Electors (those who choose the president) by Constitutional amendment.” This quote shows President Jackson’s heroism in fighting for the people to have the power to elect their president directly. Many people would disagree and say Andrew Jackson is a villain, he did do things that were frowned upon. Probably the most negative thing is the Indian Removal Act.
Andrew Jackson was said to be a divergent president in many ways, especially for his unique background compared to the wealthy ones of the previous presidents. He started off as an orphan and made his way up to becoming a general in the military, then became a frontier and started working in office soon later. Jackson’s presidency was held during an age known as the Age of the Common Man where he was determined to always do what was best for the common people and protect them from the powers of the rich and the privileged. With his success as a populist in his own Jacksonian Democracy, Jackson was able to seduce the American people but frighten the political and economic elite. Although Jackson had good intentions with what he wanted to accomplish
During the writing of “The Declaration of Independence”, Thomas Jefferson go to great lengths to describe why the colonies were choosing to separate themselves from Great Britain. This is done not only so readers will have a detailed description of what the American people were facing while being ruled by the King. The vivid depiction of all the cruelty he has shown towards the people. Furthermore, the lengthy, highly descriptive examination of all the wrongs and showing that the colonists made many appeals to the King but also the people of Britain that the reader now feels as if it is wrong for the Colonies to be under Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson begins by detailing the ethical standings of all people that live within the colonies.
This title gave him a boost on reasons of why he should become president. Other than that, Jackson should not have been elected president, for he made many inexpert and wrong decisions such as the Indian Removal. Andrew Jackson was considered a tyrant because of his removal of the Native Americans, overuse of vetoing, and the general fact that he just
Andrew Jackson was known during his presidency due to the significant events and changes. First, he promoted democracy. To promote democracy, he allowed more citizens to take part in government (Spoil System) and vetoed the bill to renew the charter to prevent rich people from taking advantage. Also, he expanded white male suffrage (the right to vote). Second, Nullification Crisis.
The Constitution was made to be the document that would bring together the states to form a Union but as time went on, it was obvious there were many things separating the North and the South. The Constitution did do its job in helping to keep the Union together for a time but as a series of growing conflicts began to arise in the 1850s, it encouraged a growing split between the two and brought to light that it wasn't just the Constitution that was causing waves. The Constitution did become the source of sectional discord and tension that ultimately led to the failure of the Union. It was a prevalent ideal in the North that the ocuntry was an indissovable Union. When the Constitution was made, the points written were more conerning the breaking
After Jackson would win an overwhelming victory in 1828, his presidency would be full of controversies that would threaten to divide the nation. In 1828, Jackson would push Congress to approve a tariff that would put them at their highest rate. Southern planters were greatly affect by this as they trade much of their cotton on the world market. They saw is as assisting northern interests and it would ultimately lead to South Carolina threatened disunion. His VP Calhoun secretly write to southern leaders asserted that their state had the right to declare the tariff void if their state legislature did not approve of it in 1828.
In 1862 my Antebellum house was built and in 2001 is when we moved in we had a pact that no matter what we do not move out of this house. Let me tell you about my parents my mom is appease kind of person and my dad is a bellicose kind of person. And me and my two brothers act just like them. I had three brothers that lived at our house but my father stopped his rebellion by insisting on kicking him out. After that my mother had to pacify him after she did that I can hear that the belligerence in his voice again
The Jacksonian Era was the time period of Andrew Jackson’s presidency. This began in 1828 when Jackson was elected president. The era is sometimes described as a time when the United States experienced the “democratization of politics.” In a democracy every citizen has an equal say in the government's decisions and actions. Some people of this time period believed that Jackson is notable for democratizing the United States during the Jacksonian Era.
Andrew ¨Old Hickory¨ Jackson was the President Of The United States that immediately followed John Quincy Adams. Jackson´s two term lasted from 1829 to 1837. He was an interesting child in his youth at the age of 13 he joined the Continental army. During the American Revolution he was captured, and after refusing to follow an order given by his captors was slashed with an officer's sword and would have succumbed to the wound if not for a prisoner exchange shortly after allowing him to receive medical treatment. He continued a military career for the majority of his life he also had a political career but this isn't what made him arguably the most popular president in American history ,It was his military career and what he attempted to stand for even though he wasn't perfect that did that, he started as a poor man and as a military commander, he never forced his men to endure more than he would put himself through he even went so far as to eat cattle waste and acorns with his men, and during the Battle of New Orleans he led from