According to Thomas P. Abernethy, Jackson was “a frontier nabob who took sides against the democratic movement in his own state…an opportunist for whom democracy was good talk with which to win the favor of the people and thereby accomplish ulterior objectives.” Different views of Jackson continued the debate about who he really was as a leader. It was not until historian Arthur Schlesinger, took a different look at the study of Jackson. He believed that Jackson’s presidency was designed to suppress the power of capitalists, and try to help those of the lower classes. Other historians continued to disagree with Schlesinger, while others supported his idea or enhanced it, saying Jackson was almost similar to a Marxist. In the end, it is my belief that Jackson has to be looked at from a non-biased perspective.
Jackson is object to egalitarianism and throw widespread movement. -In 1820 -1830s was named President Andrew Jackson -Andrew Jackson is symbol of the new Democratic Party (To get rid of privilege and elitism) - Because of the widen participation for white male. More and more people support to get rid of egalitarianism.
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.
He also destroyed the National Bank and authorized the Specie Circular. Because of these infringements on the rights of the people, Andrew Jackson was not a champion of the common man; the nickname “King Andrew,” from his opponents was accurate. When he was elected president, Andrew Jackson felt that he needed to remove John Quincy Adams’ appointees from office. To him, the clear answer was to replace them with his own followers and friends, creating a government where only one political party was effectively represented by presidential appointments. This use of the spoils system put people who were not qualified in powerful positions simply as a reward for supporting Jackson.
Undoubtedly the first populist in United States history, Andrew Jackson’s rhetoric was radical for its time and highlighted a shift toward the interests of the general public in the political sphere. In particular, Andrew Jackson delivered populist rhetoric in campaign speeches for the 1828 Presidential Election. For example, speaking on June 1 1828, Jackson levied several comments that are characterised as populism. First, Jackson condemns the establishment as not being ‘”true” representative democracy”, suggesting that for the first time in history the United States has the opportunity to truly represent its people. Furthermore, in the same speech he attacks the political elite as not being beholden to the will of the people, suggesting
An additional significant interest group pushing for the abolition of alcohol was the Anti-Saloon League, founded in Ohio during 1893. The Anti-Saloon League was a special interest lobbyist group which initially worked towards prohibition and the suppression of the saloon, on a smaller, more regional scale, beginning with counties and had hopes of changing Ohio into a dry state. Eventually the league transformed into the largest congressional lobby for prohibition in America. Howard Russell, the leagues founder, began by framing the ASL as trapped in a war of good citizenship versus bad citizenship, for which he would certainly be on the winning side (Lamme 125). From the beginning the ASL leaders were politically effective as they began working
America. Jefferson Davis, who was elected as a president of the Confederate States of America, was as eloquent proslavery president of the Confederacy. He believed that slavery was the crucial factor in Sothern States’ wealth. Jefferson Davis view of the Constitution was a contrary to what Frederick Douglas believed. He saw the Constitution as a great protections for whites.
After the Andrew Johnson’s resistance to reconstruction included bring Confederate states into the Union and letting the African American men vote. Under his held ideals of “white suffrage”. It pitted him in opposition against Congress; thus, his stubborn stance against Reconstruction is the real reason that lead to his impeachment hearing under the Tenure of Office Act of 1867, which is a federal law that passed by congress to restrict the power of the President remove people from office without the approval of the Senate, when he removed Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from his office. Reconstruction was the period following the Civil War, when the states of the Confederacy where the government controlled bringing them back into the union and gave rights to African Americans in the process. White suffrage simply meant: only white males could vote.
The image illustrates Andrew Jackson’s creation of a “spoil system”, which gave government positions to individuals who supported him and who he believed would act in his interests. Jackson originally fabricated this system to push individuals to back him in the presidential election.. This visual asserts the popular opinion by the losing party in this election of the corruptness the system and the hunger for power and greed that fueled it.
The causes of American Revolution can be summarized into several factors. The first cause was British imposed its mercantilist monopoly authority to suppress colonies’ economic opportunity after the French-Indian War. Mercantilist discourages trade as the source of the wealth to manage the empire and its colonies. For most the parts are the Merchant class played an important role in the Parliament to make sure the colonies served the interest of British government and the merchant class. American Colonies played the role of providing raw materials and the transportation of processed goods in the triangle trade route, in return for the empire’s military protection.