Andrew Jackson Dbq

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In this lesson, a few different things are happening, one of them is a new president. John Quincy Adams, son of former President John Adams, and Andrew Jackson, War of 1812 superstar, will compete against each other for title of President. In 1924, Adams became president, after a clear majority could not be decided. A "run-off" was done, leaving Jackson in the losers circle, though, he was not going to quit fighting for the title. Jackson believed the run-off was rigged, due to one of the other candidates dropping out and throwing his support to Adams. I find this interesting because things that should be fair, are not always, which is commonly seen in today's society. Jackson fought back by creating his own political party, the Democrats,…show more content…
This is a huge deal because it is a step in the right direction of equality. This is also a bonus to the Democratic party and Andrew Jackson. Jackson, himself is from the working class, this gains a whole new level of supporters/voters, who will help elect him in the future. The year 1928 has approached and the Democrats could not be more thrilled. Jackson takes the election and votes by a landslide. I find it very interesting that Jackson, is such a war hero, he defeated many and stood up for his rights. It seems like our Presidents today, do not have such a strong war background as some of our nation's first presidents did. Jackson, a very charismatic, tough, fighter, was beyond popular amongst Americans. People from all over came to see his inauguration in 1829. "Age of the Common Man," will forever be Jackson's era. From 1828-1829, the "Jacksonian Revolution," scared the wealthy, made them fear for the future. This fear comes from the "Spoils System," a plan to fire all current federal employees and replace them with people whom supported Jackson all along. It is a little hard to tell yet if this is a good or bad idea because most of Jackson's supporters are uneducated and unqualified. Of course those who were not happy with this decision, then created their own "clique" called the Whigs. The Whigs were made up of supporters from the Adams-Clay
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