Andrew Jackson and his Presidency

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Andrew Jackson the seventh President of the United States, (1829-1837) was born on March 15, 1767, in Waxhaw, South Carolina. He fought in the Revolutionary War, studied law, and in 1788 moved to Nashville, Tennessee. While he was in Nashville, he served as a judge, congressman, prosecutor, and senator. Jackson ran for the office of the President in the election of 1824. According to biographer Donald B. Cole, “The sudden death of his beloved Rachel had only served to renew the anger and frustration that had consumed Jackson after losing the presidency to John Quincy Adams four years earlier. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson” (3). He won the popular vote, but there was no clear winner in the Electoral College. Since there was a tie in the Electoral College votes, the election had to be decided in the House of Representatives, who voted and picked John Quincy Adams as the winner. The campaign was scandalous. “Jacksonians had denounced Adams for squandering money on a billiard table and other luxuries for the president’s house, as the White House was then called, and made the preposterous charge that Adam had “procured” a woman for the czar of Russia while serving there as minister” Cole ( 3-4).
However Jackson was not satisfied with the result, and he started motivating people by saying that he would fight for equality. He stressed equality of rights conferred by the Constitution. This message of equal rights and popular rule split Jackson and the common people of the United States from the more privileged people like John Adams. As a result, the two political parties emerged for the second time in the history of United States- the Democrats who were pro Jackson and the Nationals who were pro Adams. This is the foundation of our ...

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... powerful president of the United States, who is also known as a military hero. At the time of the Creek War, Jackson was actively involved. He is famous for establishing the two party systems in the United States and is still recognized as the president who introduced the Democratic Party to the country. Being a seventh president of the United States, Jackson left the country with much stronger power than before. His idea of two party systems is still in practice in the United States.

Works Cited

Cole, Donald B. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1993. Print.
Remini, Robert V. The Life of Andrew Jackson. New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Print.
Barber, James G. Old Hickory A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson. Washington, D.C: National Portrait Gallery, 1990. Print.
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