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.
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.
Even though Darrow could not successfully defend Debs, even in defeat Darrow became the romantic hero of the labor movement. But that stirred up a desire to be a politician. With a broad political base, Darrow ran for a seat on the House of Representatives in 1896. However, with William Jennings Bryan running on the Democratic ticket for president against Republican William McKinley, McKinley soundly trounced Bryan and other Democrats, like Clarence Darrow, were also defeated by Republicans. That, though, ended Darrow’s political career.
One of the biggest thing that Jackson had done as a president was in 1832. Jackson vetoed a bill that would renew the second bank charter early. Jackson stated “I will kill it!”. He said this because he didn’t like the bank at all and he believed that it made the rich richer and the poor poorer. He said in his veto message “It is easy to conceive that great evils to our country and its institutions might flow from such a concentration of power in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people.” He is saying that the bank is being taken over by the rich and that the bank isn’t helping the common men at all.
If we go back to the past, there are many scandalous things that the government has had done, from the Teapot Dome Scandal to when Carnegie & Rockefeller put a man for president so that they can get more money to the Bill Clinton appeasement and wars that the citizens of the U.S do not approve of. There is probably one event that many people may think is worse and that is the Watergate Scandal. Watergate showed the many flaws that the government had at the time Many people do not know why Watergate occurred when Richard Nixon was leading in many states through his reelection campaign in 1972, he won every single state except Massachusetts basically he was destined to be president again (Hughes). Nixon was already a popular choice as a president as many people liked him because he was slowly removing troops from the not liked war that was the,Vietnam War. Many people of the United States have heard about Watergate and how Nixon is involved, he had a lot of public support from people all over the country for his efforts with dealing of the Vietnam War and other foreign affairs.
Robert A. Taft, a Republican Conservative from Ohio and a United States Senator from 1939 until his death in 1953. Taft spoke out against a verdict he believed to be an act of vengeance that compromised the American and European Justice Systems. After the president’s death, Robert led the Conservative Coalition’s efforts to curb the power of labor unions. He was named “Mr. Republican,” despite being known for breaking party lines on issues such as education, housing, health, and other welfare measures.
Do you think Abraham Lincoln assassination was unjust or do you think his assassination was just? I believe the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was unjust because he opposed slavery and was a good leader however some believe he is what started the civil war that cost the North and South to fight each other. President Lincoln was a good leader.Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president he was the first republican president to win the election.Many were impressed that Lincoln won the Republican party presidency. He was born poor in a log cabin in Kentucky in 1809. He was a self taught man and was a soldier for a while.
Robert LaFollette, nicknamed “Fighting Bob”, born on June 14, 1855 in Primrose, Wisconsin and died on June 18, 1925. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and studied law at Madison. He was a republican United States Senator from Wisconsin from March 4, 1885 to March 4, 1891. He strongly opposed the Treaty of Versailles as well as President Woodrow Wilson’s support for the United States allies during World War I. Robert LaFollette was a major leader for political reforms in Wisconsin, and wanted to spread his message to the nation. He voted against declaring war in April of 1917, and was the founder of the Progressive Movement.
The Life of Aaron Burr People say that Aaron Burr was a villain in the history of the American Revolution. He was wrongly perceived this way because of a smear campaign created by his political enemies. He may have killed Alexander Hamilton, but he made many contributions to the United States, most of which go unnoticed by America’s citizens. People of today have repeated these distortions, making Burr appear as the classic bad guy of American history. In reality, Aaron Burr was a particularly interesting man who faced a great number of challenges throughout his life, but still managed to accomplish many feats; both in the army and his career.
The presidents that were in office were also corrupt, when Grant was president, he had a few scandals while in office Credit Mobilier Scandal, Whiskey Ring Scandal, and the Trading Post Scandal. In these he wasn’t very honest and he wasn’t looking into the best interest of the country. And a few other presidents also did the same they all entered with the best intentions and then so many things happen along the way. In the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt was the president in part of the time and during that time he tried to as honest as he could and he stayed that way till the end of his presidency. He wanted to be honest to remedy all the corruption in the Gilded Age he wanted to put American back on the right track.