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.
Although this act was harsh, to some it overshadows the good that Jackson did. In the source: Letter from Elias Boudinot, Cherokee Indian, Elias says, “Removal, then, is the only remedy, the only practical remedy. Our people may finally rise from their very ashes, to become prosperous and happy, and a credit to our race.” The quote is from a Cherokee Indian agreeing that the removal might be the best thing for the Native Americans. Andrew Jackson is a hero because he worked to bring more democracy to the
Jackson is know for as being a strong and handsome person and was respected by the common man because he believed in slaves and gained his position from hard work. On the other hand, Adams grew up in a wealthy family and did to have to work as hard as Jackson to get his position. He had better morals and did not backdown on his beliefs to get a better position, but the only problem was that the common person could not relate to him which caused him to lose the election because he was unreliable, even though he was much smarted, and could have made a much better
There has been a lot of controversy of Andrew Jackson, whether he was a good president or one that destroyed the office of the presidency. However, Andrew Jackson is not guilty. He was a good president and should not be accused of degrading the office of the presidency. The first aspect which people accuse Andrew Jackson of wrong doing is what everyone calls The Spoils System. Andrew Jackson came into office, and designed a rotation.
Robinson’s activism in political theatre became most prevalent in the lead-up to the presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, a Republican senator from Arizona. Goldwater adhered to a strict state’s rights position and despite being a Republican, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. equivocated Goldwater succinctly in an address to fellow voters, stating, “While not a racist himself, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to racists”, a prevailing thought that Goldwater shrewdly used his political prowess to manipulate anxious white voters who felt shunned by a changing Democratic party. Barry Goldwater was the anti-thesis of Jackie Robinson, as Robinson was able to effectively switch his political stances based off the issue of civil rights and Goldwater was effectively able to switch his stance based on stopping civil rights. Goldwater’s general brashness and thin-skinned demeanor provided a stark contrast to Robinson’s decade long insistence on respectful dialogue and understanding opposing
“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship” (A Quote from 1984). When a country is ruled by an incompetent person who has too much power, its citizens suffer and they will eventually overthrow the dictatorship. Communist dictatorships are just that, a dictatorship. George Orwell satirizes the rise and fall of the Soviet Union in his book Animal Farm. In Orwell’s Animal Farm, the use of situational irony reveals that too much power concentrated in one individual will lead to the demise of a society.
The “Eaton Affair” showed that Jackson would help solve one problem, by creating another. The veto of the Maysville Road Bill seemed vacuous, but proved to be positive in the long run. The Trail of Tears and the Indian Removal Act started out fair, but then turned into a tragedy with one poor-planned decision. The Second Bank of the United States controversy created many enemies, but also earned Andrew Jackson re-election. Lastly, Jackson’s reaction to the rejection of Martin Van Buren by the Senate proved to be an opposing statement.
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.
Andrew Jackson was human and not perfect by any means. He had his struggles and faults but ended up being more liked than hated. With that being said, one of his greatest accomplishments was his resolution of the nullification crisis. Jackson wanted to put a tariff on imported goods, so it would protect American businesses in the North. However, the South highly disagreed with the tariff because it would hurt their export of crops to foreign countries.
They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people” (Aleb, 2016), is an unacceptable comment coming from a presidential hopeful. Although FDR had an outspoken personality, his opinion on politics was significantly more reserved than that of Donald trumps. This one reason why I believe FDR was a great leader as well as a great president. He was able to maintain a strong balance between saying a lot and saying too much.