When most people look for a friend would normally look to someone they met at school, or someone they work with, never a younger sibling, yet I have turned to my younger brother, Jackson, to be my best friend. Jackson and I are very similar and have always had a close relationship. I often catch myself wondering, what would I do without him? I know that I would not have my partner in crime, fishing, and wrestling.
Andrew Jackson, though frequently caricatured as a rube with an uncontrolled temper and pretensions to monarchy, was in reality an overall wise leader, a defender of freedom, and a dynamic president. Jackson showed his leadership in averting the threat of succession. He held to his belief that it was wiser for the country to remain unified and gain strength through compromise and working together than to split and have each separate part squabble for privileges and fight to get what they wanted. He showed himself ready and able to use force to keep the nation together yet willing to use diplomacy and compromise. To this end, he was able to control his emotions and work together with those he disagreed with towards a common goal of unity. Jackson
Andrew Jackson was a bad president partially because he was a slave trader, and his slave trading commission was also documented in the journal of east tennessee and it was known as a troublesome commerce. 1,000 acres of plantation land all for enslaved african american women, men and children. Hard labor was performed to produce the hermitage cash crops which was cotton. Andrew Jackson made a bad decision when he chose to go through with the Indian Act Removal , it caused Native Americans to move from their legal homes which was said to be ethnic cleansing something he was planning and laying groundwork for since the War of 1812. He had moved Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, Chickasaw, and Cherokee nations from the southern lands of Oklahoma.
In 1828, otherwise known as “The Age of Jackson”, America was a country on its way to the West. America’s revolutionary generation was quickly fading, making room for a new balance of political power. As the class systems were breaking down, the “common man” was better able to cast his vote for the new President. Jackson was glorified by his impressive war accomplishments and humble background of the frontier. This made him the main target for presidency in election 1824. Once coming to power, Jackson no longer portrayed humble beginnings, but became a conundrum to the people he was leading by removing indians from their homeland and forcing them West. His use of power can be debated based on the state of the country thereafter. Although Andrew Jackson was dubbed “The People 's President”, his time in office reflected a very different outcome.
Many have different perspectives on if Andrew Jackson changed politics for the common man, or if it just happened to be a simple trend meant for greater voter participation. Although we may have different ideas I would have to say Andrew Jackson was like most presidents who had their own conflicts. He was just a president who kept somewhat of the same trend just did a couple different tricks.
Cullen's definition of the american dream is that through hard-work and sacrifice one could move upwordly through society. One main idea he describes is upward mobility; upward mobility is the belief that one can succeed through hard-work and determination. Cullens uses Andrew Jackson as an example as upward mobility. The auther expresses his belief that even at your lowest you can succeed into something big when he states, "In other words, Jackson was great because he was poor ... Jackson was not a natural aristocract; he was nature's nobleman - and a man who, paradoxically, was destined for success because of his fierce will to succeed," (Cullen 68). Additonally, this explain how no matter how bad your history is, through hard-work you can
I agree that with the rating of sixth overall that Andrew Jackson received for his presidency. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and a member of the Democratic Party. Jackson made many positive and negative decisions as the president of the United States. Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the president and he also expanded democracy during his time as the president of the United States.
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” (Andrew Jackson) In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected the seventh president of the United States of America. During his term as president, Jackson made several decisions that greatly impacted the U.S. Andrew Jackson was good for the United States and several of the decisions he made had a positive impact on our nation.
Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president if the United States. Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. Following John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson became the president for two terms starting in 1829 and ending at 1837. He was referred to as the first "citizen-president", representing the common man. Some of Jackson’s greatest accomplishments are the Jacksonian Democracy and response to the nullification crisis. His failures included the Indian Removal Act and the spoils system.
Many lower to middle class men voted for Jackson in the hopes of him extending democracy and fighting for the average man. He was the first president to ride on a train, almost get assassinated, and also to serve in both the revolutionary war and the war of 1812. His presidency included the creation of the Whig party following the demise of the federalists and also the ending of the charter of the first national bank. During the Jackson administration from 1829 to 1837, democracy extended primarily due to work on shrinking the wage gap. Meanwhile, democracy seemed to take steps backwards due to Jackson’s interactions with Native Americans.
As the United States grew westward in the late 1700s and early 1800s, a new group of Americans began to form. This group was known as the frontiersmen. They settled farther west than others had before. One of the most famous frontiersmen is Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson bought land in Tennessee and in the Missouri territory. In 1819, the United States had its first depression. Land that Andrew Jackson had bought was on credit and during the depression he did not have the money to pay for the land. He lost 2 million dollars in land. He blamed the national bank for not doing anything to help the frontiersmen during the depression. He claimed that the national bank mostly supported business class people in the north east. He tried to take down
It is clear from the documents that Andrew Jackson acted like a king. One reason Andrew Jackson acted like a king was because he gave jobs to his friends. Document six explained, that he appointed his friend who was a criminal and the friend went on to steal over one million dollars from the U.S. government. Instead of hiring a qualified person he hired his friend. From this mistake the government lost over one million dollars. He acted like a king because instead of doing what’s right for the country he went with what he wanted. And he also didn’t listen to others advice and went with his own thoughts which was kingly. Mr.Moore taught us that he was warned ahead of time that the person he hired was a criminal but refused to listen. He knew
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