He was elected senator in 1797, but financial problems forced him to resign and return to Tennessee in less than a year. Later he served as a Tennessee superior court judge for six years starting in 1798. In 1804 he retired from the bench and moved to Nashville and devoted time to business ventures and his plantation. In 1814 Jackson was a Major General in the Tennessee Militia, here he was ordered to march against the Creek Indians, who were pro-British in the war of 1812. Eventually he forced all Indians out of the area.
The conflict with France, the high taxes needed to keep the army and navy operating, and the poor legislative faux pas Congress made during period time, all cast a negative reflection on President Adams. This provided his opponents, like Hamilton, Burr, and even Jefferson, with political leverage to use against him, just as politicians and political parties do in our own modern era. If Adams were a dictator, then one must ask would the citizens elect his son to be the future president, twenty-four years later? Or, how his grandson, Charles Francis Adams, became America’s minister to London. Apparently the citizenry remembered President Adams in a positive, democratic way, and not as a dictator.
From making Native Americans walk to their new homes to preventing a civil war to creating a new political party, Jackson has a lot under his name and people’s opinion on the seventh President still go back and forth to this day. In 1828, the election for the president of the United States was down to two candidates. The sixth President of the United States John Quincy Adams, and the American soldier and statesman Andrew Jackson. John Quincy Adams was running under the Federalists Party, while Andrew Jackson was running under the newly established Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was formed in 1792, but the name was adopted by Andrew Jackson when he ran in 1828 (Wormser).
Andrew Jackson’s influence on the politics of his time was remarkable. He was the only president to have an era named after him. He also changed the way this country was run and expanded the country’s borders. He changed much, but the four most important aspects of this era, in chronological order, were his victory over the British, his defeat in the presidential race of 1824, his successful presidential campaign in 1828, and his decision to remove Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi. His victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans lifted his popularity exponentially.
Two years later the state assembly, which was controlled by partisans of Clinton and Robert Livingston, elected Burr to the U.S. Senate. His career in the Senate was not particularly memorable. Hamilton hated him, Clinton soon learned to distrust him, and George Washington refused his request to be appointed minister to France. But in and out of Congress, Burr managed to maneuver so skillfully, and with so much personal charm, that he won the support of many Federalists as well as Democratic Republicans. In 1796 and 1800, Burr ran for vice-president with Thomas Jefferson on the Democratic-Republican ticket.
Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and William Crawford (who died shortly after) went to the House for a final choice to be made as the top 3 candidates. Henry Clay (Speaker of the House) made Adams his choice for the presidency. After Adams took office, Clay was appointed Secretary of State, and there was talk of a corrupt bargain. Jackson was outraged, and even blamed Clay for his wife's death (due to anxiety) and never forgave him. Jackson became president in... ... middle of paper ... ...hat he made the decision, so try and enforce it.
Because Jackson had no formal plan for managing the nation’s funds after the Second National Bank closed, it caused problems in Van Buren’s administration. He destroyed the Bank of the United States, in the main, for personal reasons. Jackson hated the bank before his presidency because as a wealthy land and slave owner he had lost money due to its fiscal policies. He believed that Congress had no right under the constitution to charter a
As the president of a large country, such as the Untied States, the president’s goal should be to assist the entire nation, not just his friends. Jackson only benefitted his companions in this system by bringing them in as people unfamiliar with the duties of a government official. Despite it only being the very beginning of Jackson’s presidency, he had hastily instituted a poor and inexperienced government that could sacrifice the well being of the nation. Jackson’s... ... middle of paper ... ...son instilled a faulty government system upon his arrival and enforced taxes that made his own Vice President turn his back on Jackson. Jackson is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Native Americans and the unjust relocation of over 70 Indian tribes.
More nearly than any of his predecessors, Andrew Jackson was elected by popular vote; as President he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man. Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767, he received sporadic education. But in his late teens he read law for about two years, and he became an outstanding young lawyer in Tennessee. Fiercely jealous of his honor, he engaged in brawls, and in a duel killed a man who cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel. Jackson prospered sufficiently to buy slaves and to build a mansion, the Hermitage, near Nashville.
Jackson as a President: Yesterday and Today The Andrew Jackson Administration, from 1829 to 1837, was very important in American history. A self-made man, Jackson exemplified republican virtues by restraining a centralized government and promoting the powers of the people. His administration left a lasting impact on American politics. With his extreme usage of the presidential veto, Jackson strengthened the executive branch and rendered it equal in power to the legislative branch. These Jacksonian ideals of decentralized government can still be seen in politics to this day.