Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States of America, brave, tough, and mean as a snake but how did he get that way? He was born in South Carolina to his newly emigrated family. His father died soon after he was born, so his mother raised three kids by herself and some Irish immigrant farmers. When he was thirteen he and his brothers joined the Revolutionary war to fight the British. His oldest brother died in battle, but Jackson and his other brother were captured. Jackson disobeyed his captors and was cut with a sword also him and his brother got smallpox in captivity. When they were released because of a prisoner exchange his brother shortly died from sickness. Jackson recovered but his mother died of cholera and …show more content…
Although he thought that the people should have a say in government he didn 't fight for slaves, women, or Native Americans to have their opinions heard. In fact he signed the Indian Removal Act, which moved Cherokee tribe out of Georgia into an Indian reservation in the West. Actually the Supreme Court ruled this unlawful in the case of Worcester v. Georgia in 1832, but when Georgia ignored the ruling Jackson didn 't complain. Jackson had a chance to stop the trail of tears from happening and saving about four thousand Cherokee Indians. Jackson believe the people in charge of the bank of the US were crooked and the bank would needed to be crushed. So, when the bill for the charter for the Second Bank of the United States came up he immediately vetoed it. He then decided to deposit the federal fund of the United States in pet 23 pet banks. Nicholas Biddle the head of the back fought back as hard as he could but Jackson was determined and frankly he didn 't listen to anyone but the people. Jackson issued his own form of paper currency (banknotes) that were backed by Specie Circular, which was usually silver or gold coins. The extreme inflation of the economy started after Jackson dismantled the Second bank of the US. The inflation was caused by the banks issuing banknotes that were unbacked by the Specie Circular. This was a big part of starting the Panic of 1837, it wasn 't the only reason but one of the biggest. When building our country the founding
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There are many who are against Andrew Jackson because he is a hypocrite. An example of this is how Jackson states he is against slavery but still owned slaves. One has to understand that America was founded on hypocrisy. Essentially what Jackson is trying to do is to make compromises on situations so he can support both sides of an argument to represent as many people as possible.
Andrew Jackson, born on March 15,1767 was the 7th president of the United States, who was a self made man, rising to money and power. He is viewed as a controversial historical figure in American history between being a hero or villain. Andrew Jackson is a villain due to his controversial decisions during his presidency, such as the spoils system, the nullification crisis, the Second Bank of the United States, and lastly the most impactful decision, the Indian Removal Policy. Jackson may have been seen as the common man leader,and did many things to benefit the people, but that can not justify his unacceptable actions.
Andrew Jackson was one of the most peculiar presidents of the United States. Jackson had a different past then most of the presidents because he was born in poverty and had to work for his wealth. Other presidents were born into wealth and had every opportunity handed to them. Although this played a big part on Jackson's presidency this did not play as big of a part as you would think. He had a military background, serving as a general in the war of 1812, along with experience with being an attorney, and his own private practice. Sadly, his wife died a year into his presidency causing him to become what this country knows as one of our worst presidents. The people started to view Jackson differently after this incident, he was seen as someone
Jackson was willing to make the unpopular decision of vetoing the renewal for the national bank and withdraw all the money to get our nation out of debt. Doing this made him very unpopular but Jackson was willing to take the risk to get the nation out of debt. Also when President Jackson became president he brought all of his friends with him, and gave them jobs, even me, using the spoils system. Incase you didn’t know the spoils system is when a president gets elected and he gives all of his friends and associates positions in office. As one of our best presidents Andrew Jackson also paved the road for us to continue on with manifest destiny by moving the Native Americans into Oklahoma so we could move farther west. While this may seem cruel to some he was doing what was best for our people and what he felt was best for the Native American population. President Jackson caringly thought of how the Native Americans would feel about themselves if they were surrounded by civilized people with foreign traditions to them. He was moving them for their own good, seeing as they never wanted to assimilate to our culture. Also, he feared that they would see themselves the way that they are truly seen, as savages, and he did not want to have to force that
Presidents are usually looked up to and admired throughout the country they serve. Andrew Jackson, the six-foot two-inch seventh President of the United States of America, was born in South Carolina and later moved to Tennessee. He was elected president because of his military victories, such as the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Andrew Jackson was by far one on the most controversial presidents because of his self-focused actions, along with his dictatorial style and tendency to get a job done by any means.
Andrew Jackson, the United States 7th president, was so popular that he was still getting votes for the presidential election 15 years after he died! Andrew Jackson grew up as a poor child losing his father before he was born. At 13 year old he lost his mother. Jackson was known as a rambunctious teenager, getting into fights and pulling pranks. At age 17, Jackson grew up a bit starting his study of the law. Much later at age 21, Jackson was named Tennessee’s first representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and a year later was elected to the U.S. Senate. Andrew Jackson early political career was not the reason for his popularity. After the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson became a war hero.
The first thing that Jackson went after being the bank, or economy. Many people liked the bank as it provided loans to businesses, and money management; people who liked the bank were Republicans, rich people, and businessmen. Just as how people like it, people also dislike the bank: Democrats, southerners, poor people, and westerners; their reasons were that the bank was unconstitutional, and it could restrict loans. Jackson was a democrat, so he was not a fan of the bank, therefore he did not like Nicholas Biddle who was the president of the bank. Eventually Nicholas Biddle decided to renew the banks’ charter early and Jackson decided to veto the bill as he did not like the bank and what it could do. People felt great about this and felt pride that Jackson would stop something unconstitutional and he won the next election with major support. The only problem with states’ rights was that Jackson did not like that John C. Calhoun is trying to tell states they could nullify any federal law they choose. Democrats, southerners and John C. Colhoun were for nullification as Calhoun did not like Jackson and wanted him to fail, and the southerners did not think it applied to them. Jackson, Republicans, and northerners were against nullification as Jackson agreed with it and then northerners found it applied to them. Since Jackson
Andrew Jackson’s influence on the politics of his time was remarkable. He was the only president to have an era named after him. He also changed the way this country was run and expanded the country’s borders. He changed much, but the four most important aspects of this era, in chronological order, were his victory over the British, his defeat in the presidential race of 1824, his successful presidential campaign in 1828, and his decision to remove Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi. His victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans lifted his popularity exponentially. He was a newfound American hero, and this pushed his political ambitions towards the White House. In 1824 Jackson was defeated in a close presidential
He vetoed the the charter and somehow still managed to get reelected. On his own authority, he told the Treasury to stop funding the Second Bank and put it into other smaller state banks. He changed his Treasury twice until the 3rd one did as he said. He was so stubborn on doing what he wanted, even though it was illegal. Jackson was the first president to get censured. Eventually, he got the Second Bank of America to shrink into a state bank. But, he performed illegal things to get his way. America moved away from a having a king in charge. But, Andrew Jackson acted just like a king would. Luckily, Congress stopped him before it got out of hand. He could care less about political democracy. Document C and B both explain this situation in Jackson’s eyes and Daniel Webster’s eyes. Daniel Webster correctly stated that society had “mistaken views”. This Bank War led to a nationwide
Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born on March 15, 1767, in Waxhaws. Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin. This particular president was the first in many ways like the first one to be held as prisoner of war, believed the Earth was flat, rode a train, and experienced an assassination attempt. Jackson had a furious temper, but he knew how to use it as a management tool. Politics was very personal for him. His presidency was seen as a war against a number of individuals. Jackson was viewed as the common man by the citizens. He was a Democrat from Tennessee who served as the President of the United States from 1829 through 1837. During his presidency, he abused his executive powers and
The first way Jackson impacted the US and the world was by pushing the government get out of the way of the people. Jackson acomplished this by using these two ideas. The first was the spoils system.The spoils system was a system that gave government jobs to voters of the president who won the elction. This increased the ammount of voters and voter particapation. The second way that jackson tried to limit the government was by vetoing thse second national Bank charter. Jackson did this because he belived that the first National Bank was the cause for the Panic of 1819. Jackson also belived that the bank was also unconnstitutional so he put his vetoing power to use.
As the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson had quite a reputation in his early days of which had he run for office today would have made it nearly impossible for him to successfully win the votes. His rashness and his association with certain individuals, such as Aaron Burr, required President Madison to decline his services offered in the War of 1812 (Andrew Jackson Biography). However, it was this same rashness and determination that indorsed such a successful term in office.
One of the challenges faced with the decision to veto the bill was how the American people felt on the issue. Jackson did not take into account how this would affect the country and the people living within it. "This was personal misfortune, undeserved and severe. The more important victim was the American people. For with destruction of the United States Bank there was removed from an overexcitable economy the influence most effective in moderating its booms and depressions."6 In spite of the American people and their opinion, Jackson acted on his own and in doing so made decisions that were not for him to do without having something to back up his words. In his famous veto message, he declared the bank “unconstitutional” whereas the Supreme Court would have never declared the Bank constitution nor Congress if that were the case.7 Even some of the great people from the past supported the very thing Jackson
Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1787, to freshly immigrated parents Andrew and Elizabeth. His parents along with Jackson’s two brothers, Hugh and Robert immigrated for Ireland two years prior to his birth.Andrew’s namesake died unfortunately before his birth, thus starting his path to orphanhood.Elizabeth then began the path of raising her children single handed. The Jackson family lived among other relatives of Scot-Irish descent on the Waxhaws settlement near the North and South Carolina borders. Although Jackson was a dastardly and daring child, his mother still had the hope of him turning a new leaf and becoming a Presbyterian Minister.The beginnings of the Revolution quickly dashed all the hopes she carried, as Jackson joined the nation's