Jackson favored a strict reading of the Constitution, and believed it was to be followed to the... ... middle of paper ... ...ral governments deposits from the bank and placed them is a series of "pet banks". This doomed the already failing bank. Jackson still won reelection in 1832, defeating Clay by a huge margin. President Andrew Jackson was a very controversial man. At times, he fights for the common man with a clear head and a sharp mouth, but at others, his rage blinds him from what is truly happening around him.
In the year of 1824, tempers were flaring and insults were being exchanged as politicians argued over who would be the sixth president of the United States. John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson were the two major candidates in the election. However, this would be an election that would be remembered in history for its unique result. Despite being the more popular candidate, Andrew Jackson would not become the president. The presidential election of 1824 is remembered as one of the most controversial elections to have ever occurred in the history of the United States.
Masses of angry Jacksonians raised a roar of protest against this "corrupt bargain." The clamor continued for the four years of Adams' Presidency. A Yankee Misfit in the White House Adam's entered his presidency with a brilliant record in statecraft, especially in foreign policy, however while he is ranked as one of the most successful secretaries of state, he became one of the least successful presidents. Adams was further alienated when he asked Congress for additional money for internal improvements, aid to manufacturing, and even a national university and astrological observatory. In 1828, Adams was able to piece together a new tariff law that generally satisfied northern manufacturers but alienated southern planters, who denounced it as a "tariff of abominations."
Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system. And since the election, Mr. Bush is not to be confused with a confident, comfortable, secure man ready to lead the country"(Hunt). The future victor of the two thousand presidential election will not win this election by a large majority, therefore indicating that the people are ambivalent about who will be a better leader for the nation. Bush will face challenges that will test this divided country. With the two parties so polarized, it is going to be difficult for Bush to pass any bills without making compromises with the Democrats.
Adams agreed to make Clay the Secretary of State for getting him into office. Much of the public felt that a "corrupt bargain" had taken place because Andrew Jackson had received the popular vote. A Yankee Misfit in the White House John Quincy Adams was a strong nationalist and he supported the building of national roads and canals. He also supported education. Going "Whole Hog" for Jackson in 1828 Before the election of 1824, two parties had formed: National Republicans and Democratic-Republicans.
This victory, along with wounds from his participation in the Revolutionary War, gave him the popular support he needed for a strong presidency. Although Jackson lost in his first attempt at the Presidency, he quickly learned from his mistakes and won the election of 1828 by 95 electoral votes (Norton, 359). During his administration Jackson was faced with many key issues, of which the Nullification crisis is an example. This was a crisis over the doctrine of nullification, which was being strongly pushed by South Carolina. According to this doctrine, the state had the right to nullify government legislature that was inconsistent with its own.
But he did not receive two thirds of the total electoral vote. Since Jackson and Adams were both so close in the election the House of Representatives had to choose the top three candidates. Henry Clay was the candidate which was left out, but, he was a speaker of the House and therefore had the power to have the election won by his favorite candidate. Clay only saw Adams as a correct choice as the new president. So Clay strikes up a deal with Adams, if Adams makes him the Secretary of State Clay will make Adams president.
He was daring them, it seemed, to impeach him. And if they didn’t, it would have given him a green light to basically dismantle the Reconstruction program that Congress had passed.” Political Opportunism? But others today see that impeachment as political opportunism. “Namely, Johnson was opposed to congressional Reconstruction,” says Hans Louis Trefousse, author of Andrew Johnson: A Biography. “So Johnson blocked that and, because he did, they [Republicans] eventually decided they should throw him out.” “A more technical inquiry can hardly be imagined, and as a separate basis for removing a president from office it bordered on the absurd,” wrote U.S.
Jackson was a successful president in his own mind, escaping difficult living conditions as a child in South Carolina and fighting for the nation in the War of 1812 to completing his goals as president. Some of his achievements, however, did not benefit the country and its people. His egocentric behavior caused for harsh and brutal actions towards Indians. Although Jackson was able to fulfill his goals in his two terms in office, he was one of the worst and most controversial candidates to be elected into a high-ranking position, such as the President of the United States. Right off the bat, Jackson wasted no time in making his first unconvincing decision as president.
Jackson supporters often refer to the election of 1824 as “The Stolen Election.” While Jackson swept the polls with the popular vote, he did not win the electoral vote. This resulted in the election being chosen by the House of Representatives. Jackson was defeated to his rival Jo... ... middle of paper ... ... States. With all of his accomplishments and great achievements Andrew Jackson will be known as responsible for the rise of democracy in the U.S. If Andrew Jackson was not elected as president, our nation could be significantly different than the one we know today.