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 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.
When Jackson came to power in 1829 he promised much, advocating equality, democratic change, morality in government and true representation. However Jackson's success or failure as a president is shown by what he actually did. The thesis of this essay is that despite the variety of issues faced by Jackson he didn't actually bring about much change. This could be interpreted as failure but his legacy as a strong president, as a symbol of US democracy, and also the devotion of the people to him, does perhaps counter the failings. Failure might constitute not meeting one's promises but Jackson's ambiguity and inconsistency on many issues make it hard to judge his performance. I would not say he was completely successful or unsuccessful but
He issued a bill to remove the Indians from mainly Georgia, but all of the land we owned at the time. This gave everyone but mostly the southerners more land to work with, and not have all those sometimes hostile Indians breathing down their backs. This defiantly helped the poor and middle classes, because it was more land that they could settle down and live their lives. It brought them comfort and lots more room. The Indians defiantly did not like this at all, some thought that they weren’t going to move, and become hostile. The US brought the military and marched down there so their would be no misunderstanding. The Indians did not have the right to vote, so they were pushed around, like the poor class before Jackson stepped in. Nobody really liked the
One example of this is Jackson's veto of the recharter of the National Bank. In addition he directly overruled a supreme court decision on the case Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia; The supreme court ruled that the Cherokee Nation was to be left alone as they were an independent entity and that they should even have a seat in the House of Representatives. However, Jackson merely laughed at their decision and shipped them off to Oklahoma, saying that if the Supreme Court wanted their decision upheld they would have to enforce it themselves something that they cannot do. In other ways, too, Jackson expanded the scope of presidential authority; he dominated his cabinet, forcing out members who would not execute his commands. In two terms he went through four secretaries of state and five secretaries of the
Jackson found that the native americans were occupying land that he wanted for American citizens, so he harshly forced them out.. In Document A, Jackson proposed that the Native Americans are taking over our land and we need to take it back. If you really think about what he is saying, he wants to take the people out of their homes, drive them away with nothing, and take it for our country. While he is planning this, the Native people already had an agreement with the US which gave them rights to hat land by treaty. Jackson is shown as a villain by shoving these people out of their homelands without caring about how this could affect them, only how it would help him. In Document B, it describes the Trail of Tears, where Jackson made the Native Americans leave their homes sometimes at gunpoint and face horrible conditions, like disease, unjust punishment, lack of resources, starvation, and sometimes even death. They had to travel from the southeast of the Mississippi to Oklahoma in these conditions. Even though this land was rightfully theirs and ancestors were the one who created this home Jackson made them leave anyway. George Washington even though the right way to deal with the Native Americans was to be kind to them and help them become a part of our
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.
Only one U.S. president has been censured by the United States Senate and this was Andrew Jackson for what the senate believed to be abuse of presidential power during the Bank War. Andrew Jackson should be removed from the $20 bill. While Jackson was the 7th president of the united states and a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812 he got rid of a whole government program because it didn't go along with his viewpoints. In 1816 the second bank of the United States was created five years after the First bank's charter expired. The bank had been run by a board of directors with ties to industry and manufacturing, however Jackson disagreed with the ways that the federal money was being spent as well
Looking at the ballots of 1828 and 1832, Andrew Jackson was clearly labeled as a Democratic Republic, a party founded by Thomas Jefferson. These Democrats supposedly believed in the ideas of a limited central government, states’ rights, and protection of the liberty of individuals. However, based on these principles, tyrannous “King Andrew I” may not be as democratic as one may think. Jackson shifted the Presidency to a more personal style, by vetoing anything that disagreed with his own beliefs, rather than the beliefs of the people. Through the Indian Removal Act, the Spoils System, and the Bank War, Andrew Jackson revealed himself to be a non-democrat who cared more about himself than the people. And among these people, natives and slaves were given the least liberties out of all the racial groups in America at the time.
The most controversial of his changes to the United States was his Indian Removal Policy. President Jackson believed strongly that the country could not continue to prosper if conflicts with the Indians were constantly oppressing them. So, these people were forced out of their fathers to the western side of the Mississippi, to lands that had yet to be settled or even explored. Whether Jackson was motivated by benign principles or harsh racism is up for debate.
As shown in Document 8, Jackson made a proposal to Congress, stating that all Native Americans should be moved west of the Mississippi River. This proposal was written in 1829, just one year after Jackson became president and shortly after he passed the Tariff of 1828. The “Tariff of Abominations,” as it was called by the Southerners, was created to support the Northern manufacturing industry. In his proposal, Jackson pointed out that although the Native Americans’ migration was allegedly voluntary, they were still subject to the laws of the land. Jackson’s Indian Removal Act defied previous Supreme Court rulings in favor of the Cherokees and other Native American tribes, but the policy soon went into effect. The journey from the Native Americans’ homeland to the Western Indian Territory was referred to as the Trail of Tears. Document 10 shows a map of Indian Removal in the United States from 1831-1840s. The Five Civilized Tribes travelled nearly eight hundred miles to present-day Oklahoma- the Seminole from Florida, the Choctaw from Mississippi, the Creek and Chickasaw from Alabama, and the Cherokee from Georgia. Thousands of Native Americans died of disease and starvation on the journey. Document 9 was an article from August 21, 1830 called “Memorial of the Cherokee Nation.” It was a response to Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, which
Andrew Jackson has gone down as one of the best presidents in United States history and that’s because he did many great things to improve the United States. Throughout his presidency he constantly abused his power as the president and did many things that expanded the powers of the president. One of the biggest things that President Jackson did while in office was pass the Indian Removal Act. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was when Jackson forced all the Indians to move to the land acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, while the Supreme Court declared this unconstitutional. Many of the Indians went peacefully, but many of the Indians also decided to protest and take it to the Supreme Court (Darrenkamp). While the court did side with the Indians Jackson and Congress forced the Indians to give up their land. The federal troops were called in to escort the Indians to their new land. Fifteen thousand Indians were forced to move and while on their way about a third of the Indians died, and this event became to be known as the Trail of Tears (Darrenkamp). Jackson had
“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’s presidency made him one of the most controversial presidents that has ever existed in the history of the United States of America. Andrew Jackson for many was a cruel tyrant who reinstated the tax on British goods with Tariff of 1828 and rejected the renewal of the charter for the Second National Bank of the United States. Also, Andrew Jackson created the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which end result would be the Trail of Tears during the presidency of Martin Van Buren. Those who oppose Andrew Jackson being the champion of the common man cite that Andrew Jackson abused his executive power of enforcing the law and the presidential veto. Andrew Jackson was misguided with some of the actions he made during his presidency, but he committed those actions because he thought they would help the common U.S. citizen. President Andrew Jackson used his executive power to be a champion of the common man during his presidency from 1828 to
The Purpose of this essay is to discuss the Andrew Jackson Administration. I will first talk about Jackson’s war on against the U.S. Bank. Second, I will talk about the Presidential election of 1824, 1828, and 1832. Third, I will talk about the Indian Removal Act as well as the Trail of Tears. Fourth, the ways in which Jackson expanded the power of the president. Fifth and final, the Nullification Crisis of 1832.