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.
In the history of America, the people have always had a mixed opinions or views with certain presidents on certain bills. Some presidents brought change, while others didn't which shows why not all presidents have a bill with their face on it. But the people have never felt more mixed about a president on a bill until Andrew Jackson took the 20. While Andrew Jackson has made a lot of positive gains in America there is still a lot of negative things and I think he shouldn't be on the bill at all. He has done way more harm than good such as he was still a murderer and a traitor symbol on America because of events he took in such as him making South Carolina stay in the union and pay taxes, him vetoing the pet banks, and he signed for the Trail of Tears.
America’s history is rich and full of countless heroes, scandals, and incredible stories. Perhaps one of the most interesting of those stories is that of Andrew Jackson’s. To some, he was a hero, but to others, he was their worst enemy. Being raised in the mountains of the Carolinas, he became the first “backcountry president” of the United States (Wilentz, 13). His fame, though, began years before his presidency.
The low point of the story occurs when Jackson goes to a bar and buys everyone there shots of whiskey with the money he won from the scratch off ticket; he doesn’t know the people at the bar but says that “Indians like to belong, so we all pretended to be cousins” (Alexie). It is at this moment that Jackson hits bottom and it appears that he is not going to complete his quest. He is now at the stage of the Hero’s Journey where he “must survive a succession of trials” (Campbell 81) and “undertake for himself the perilous journey into the darkness by descending intentionally or unintentionally, into the crooked lanes of his own spiritual labyrinth” (84). It seems almost as if Jackson cannot control himself, is he a victim of circumstance or
President Andrew Jackson served as President of the United States from 1826 to 1837 and is looked at my many as one of the best presidents in American history. Jackson was a man without many limits and did what he wanted because he simply wanted to do it, not because it was necessarily the popular opinion or Constitutional. This caused a lot of problems, but also was very beneficial in making solutions to problems in the country. Although, as a result of this, many people saw him as a dictator-like tyrant and didn’t agree with his pandering towards the uneducated, more working class civilians during his campaign. President Jackson’s presidency was controversial as a result in debate over his political tactics as well as possibly overstepping his Constitutional boundaries when it came to the amount of power he exuded on the people; therefore, many people spoke out against his “uneducated followers” as well as his aggressive style while some evidence shows that these efforts were supported.
Throughout the history of the United Sates, presidential actions have impacted the nation in varying degrees. One such example includes the 7th president, Andrew Jackson. With his victory in the Election of 1828, Jackson’s presidency brought about both positive and negative effects that affected various groups in distinct ways. Therefore, several perceived him as a national hero, while others saw him as a villain, and a few were ambivalent about what to think of him. Finally, the effects that resulted from his actions have marked American history politically, socially and economically.
The changing nation reflected a growing sense of national pride and identity by introducing many different acts and rights. After the War of 1812, there was a growing surge of nationalism all throughout the United States. This feeling of happiness originated from the United States recent victory of the War. The Era of Good Feelings, The Age of Jackson, and changing the states’ rights and the economy were all huge factors in the changing nation, and it all reflected from the nation's previous victory. With the new found sense of nationalism and pride, the government took advantage of the states’ and the people. They did this by putting tariffs on imported goods, separating the natives from their homeland, and setting many other
“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes…” (Andrew Jackson, July 10 1832). Jackson hated
Andrew Jackson was a war hero, a charismatic leader and a champion of common white American people. However, for some his critics he was a democratic autocrat, urban savage and atrocious saint. Andrew Jackson was most revered for his war heroics in 1812 but became one of the most controversial figures in American history. Andrew Jackson fervently believed that the key to American greatness was the small self-employed farmers and in order to continue this greatness, the expansion to the west was imperative so that each new generations could have farms of their own. It was this idea which made him a forceful proponent of Indian removal. And what followed was the most brutal period in American History.
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.
Over the course of United States history, every president has changed the country in many ways. Some have changed it for the good of the country, and some have changed it for the worse. However, some have changed it in ways disputed whether they are for the betterment of this great nation. One of these many presidents in the infamous Andrew Jackson. During his time in office, he caused many changes. Some even believed that he was abusing his executive power in ways that a king might, they nicknamed him “King Andrew.”
Conceived in time of poverty, Andrew Jackson had turned into a rich Tennessee lawyer. When the time came and the war broke out between Britain and the United States, his administration in that conflict earned Jackson national fame as a military legend. He would then go on to turn into America 's most influential and polarizing political figure between the 1820s and 1830s. After barely losing to John Quincy Adams in the 1824 presidential race, Jackson returned four years after the fact to win reclamation, soundly defeating Adams and turning into the country 's seventh president. As America 's political gathering framework was created, Jackson turned into the pioneer of the new Democratic Party. For a while, his legacy is discolored by his part in the migration of Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi. Between the years of 1829 and 1837 is when president Andrew Jackson was an office. Many people recognize him from the twenty-dollar bill. Andrew Jackson has had a major impact on Tennessee history. Andrew Jackson had dominated the first half of the nineteenth century.
Throughout Andrew Jackson’s presidency, he sought to represent the common man, but in doing so has negatively affected the American people. Many of the decisions that Jackson made were thoughtful resolutions to complex conflicts that threatened to dismantle the Union. Though he resolved conflicts, the effects of his decisions were felt beyond their benefits. Decisions made by Andrew Jackson such as the veto of the Second National Bank, which was positive in theory but ultimately led to severe shortcomings economically, questioned the ideas of the Jacksonian Democrats. These Jacksonian Democrats were guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity for the most part; however, there were pitfalls with their ideas.
Jackson became a war hero in the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was to stop British impressment and stop Indian attacks along the frontier. Jackson supported policies that forced migration on Native Americans. Jackson was founder of the Democratic Party on January 8, 1828. The Democratic party was formed to oppose federalist who supported the ratification of the US Constitution.