Jackson usually sought to implement what he wanted personally rather than what may have been more beneficial for the country. For example, he was a slave owner. He also supported the ban of anti-slavery pamphlets in the mail.2 Many actions taken by Jackson did reinforce the new Jacksonian Democracy (an increase in popular participation in government).1 He also displayed strong goals for a strengthened national government and his actions were those of a great leader. He had no affliction with vetoing bills he did not lik... ... middle of paper ... ... fool.6 Others felt he was a dignified and courteous leader with a strong devotion to the “gentleman’s code. '; 1 At any rate, Jackson eventually retired to his hermitage and lived his life there.
In 1822 the Tennessee Legislature nominated him for president and the following year he was elected the U.S. senate. He also nearly won the presidential campaign of 1824. However as a result of the "corrupt bargain" with Henry Clay, he ended up losing. In 1828 Andrew Jackson became the seventh President to the United States. Instead of the normal cabinet made up by the president, he relied more on an informal group of newspaper writers and northern politicians who had worked for his election.
Although the Tenure of Office Act that got Andrew Johnson impeached was unconstitutional, this does not mean that he did not deserve to get impeached. Johnson was not a good president because he let personal issues of revenge on aristocrats and viewpoints of slavery blind him. Johnson would also have a stubborn personality that did not aid him in his path for reconstruction against the radical republicans. He would let feelings get in the way of his reason that made him the only president to be forced out of office due to breaking a law that he knowingly deified and would end in his demise igniting “ridicule” by the American people (H.A. Tompkins).
The South also needed to be more aggressive politically. The Confederates needed help, but they just waited for France or Britain to come to the rescue, doing little to persuade them. Winning some of the order states also would have increased chances of success, doubling industry and providing more men to fight. These states had slavery and did not want to lose their way of life; therefore, the Confederates had the possibility of convincing the Border States to join them. Finally, the South was not aggressive enough in influencing the beliefs of citizens, both on their side and in the Union.
The southerner’s did not dislike Abraham Lincoln as a person, but they hated his ideas. The main reason why they feared Lincoln becoming President is because he did not believe in Slavery. The south felt like Lincoln was basically trying to take money away from them, because slave owners made a lot of money around that time. The north and south many social and economic difference, which they both didn’t even try to talk it out about. All of the incidents that happened before the war could have been talked out and negotiated.
As the war progressed, it seemed like a bold move for Abraham Lincoln to emancipate slaves because the South depended on slaves, and it was overall for the betterment of America. The issue of slavery separating the government into two sides was not effective for America. He was trying to prevent future generations of representatives from arguing over this issue, because it does not help the country get better. The North knew that during the war it would not matter, but they disconnected the South to its economic catalyst. He was named ‘The Great Emancipator’ because of the actions he took in office.
Initially, is goal was not abolition. He believed that Congress should not quell slavery that already existed, but Congress should stop slavery from expanding (Oakes 49). Of course, Douglass deeply opposed and even hated Lincoln because the president seemed to lack concern for the enslaved; however, because of Douglass and other factors, Lincoln steadily became an abolitionist who had the political experience and power to conquer what a radical reformer could not. Lincoln practiced a technique called strategic racism (Oakes 119). He did this in order to strengthen his image the white people.
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.
Whether or not the Indian Removal Act could have been prevented or not does not change the fact that the Trail of Tears was not inevitable. Although it could be argued that the U.S. was unavoidably going to remove the Natives from their land so they could expand west, they did not need to move them so quickly. In fact, despite Jackson not being president during the Trail of Tears, it was his agreement and furthermore his persistence to President Martin Van Buren, his handpicked successor, that brought about this horror that was nothing short of a genocide. (Remini 1, 10) Above all, racism and stubbornness aside, nothing beats having Jackson on the twenty dollar bill more than the irony in the fact that he resented paper money. In fact, Jackson himself condemned bank paper as an engine of oppression and warned of the insidious "money power" and of the growing control exerted by faceless corporations over ordinary citizens ' lives.
It all started when Congress passed the Tariff of Abomination in 1828. Many southerners were opposed to it because previous tariffs had severely damaged their economy, and it was only beginning to recover in 1828. As a result of all this, South Carolina wanted to leave the Union. Andrew Jackson, however, thought the nullification was unconstitutional. The three reasons were the following: A strong central government, states can’t secede from the Union, and the government can issue a tax or tariff.