The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress in order to allow the growth of the United States to continue without the interference of the Native Americans. Jackson believed that the Native Americans were inferior to white settlers and wanted to force them west of the Mississippi. He believed that the United States would not expand past that boundary, so the Native Americans could govern themselves. Jackson evicted thousands of Native Americans from their homes in Georgia and the Carolinas and even disregarded the Supreme Court’s authority and initiated his plan of forcing the Natives’ on the trail of tears. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Indians, however Jackson ignored the ruling and continued with his plan.
Jackson also wanted to make political offices rotate who holds them, popularly known as the “Spoils System”. Jackson pushed this under the view that the political offices were “solely for the benefit of other people” and that “no one man has any more right to official station than another”2 particularly the ones that have held an office for a long amount of time. However, while his idea for this was good, his implementation of it was not democratic. He would appoint those that were loyal to him, or loyal to his party, instead of whether or not they were competent enough for the job. While he may have gotten rid of the corruption he believed was there, it also got rid of those .
He was well known for fighting in the Seminole war and defeating them, which led to the treaty of Spain.in 1824 he got his first shot at presidency but he was defeated by john Quincy Adams. Andrew Jackson didn’t give up; he later created a democratic party for the south which was against northern interest .He was later elected the 7th president in 1829. He immediately started enforcing his power. He immediately used his power against the banks. He was against the national bank because he didn’t trust northeastern business and thought there would be a lot of manipulation.
Jackson stated that democracy should offer “equal protection and equal benefits to all white male citizens and favor no region or class over another. In addition, Jackson used the Spoils System, to target the officeholders who had been in place for a generation or more. He dismissed about 1/5th of the federal office holders. Jackson and his administrations helped make the right of elected officials to appoint their own followers to public office an established feature of American politics. Jackson also resented the congressional caucus because he believed it favored elites.
As stated before the Democratic- Republican Party had many issues with these national banks because they felt that it was unconstitutional. They claimed that the bank benefited merchants and investors at the expense of the population. Yet, Madison saw how beneficial the First National Bank was to the United States and loosened his views for the greater good of the United States. This was not the only component of the Democratic-Republican frameworks that Madison strayed from, however. Madison also approved a taxation system that was based on tariffs and approved federally funded internal improvements.
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).
Andrew Jackson felt the will of the people under the then current structure of the electoral college was ignored, due to Jackson himself winning the popular vote and losing the electoral votes. Unable to persuade Congress that an amendment to the Constitution was necessary to do away with the Electoral College, he devised an alternative solution that Congress could agree with. The method which is still in effect today allows the candidate to win the electoral votes if the candidate receives the states popular vote (Patterson,
In conclusion, the Electoral College should be abolished because small states are unrepresented, there are many flaws in the system, and it is not accurate based on people 's votes. Overall there seems to be no need for it, it was made for the reason that back then they thought it was a simple way of choosing a president, but really it just causes problems and does not represent the candidates or voters fairly. If America is truly about equality and democracy, then they will abolish the Electoral College and let the people have a
Many Americans were against Indian removal, and the President had run into many issues at the time (Basset). Ignoring the public and state outcries of America, the federal government undermined any of the states’ powers and removed many of the Indian tribes forcibly, mostly for an economic benefit. As you would think, Jackson ran into some conflicts with many people particularly with the Indians in the state of Georgia, mostly the Cherokee (Basset). The Cherokee nation believed they were their own nation, with a right to their land, and Justice John Marshall ruled in agreement with the Indians (Basset). However, Andrew Jackson simply did not care, and he m... ... middle of paper ... ...al law was the supreme law of the land.
However, many common people in the South and West favored state banks over the centralized federal bank. President Andrew Jackson whole-heartedly sided with the South and West since he believed that not just the the B.U.S. but all banks wer... ... middle of paper ... ... or state’s. Clearly, even though Jackson tried to democratize the government so that the common man could vote, he paid little attention to his interests when they came in conflict with his own or the government’s. From these examples, it becomes clear that the Jacksonian era cannot, in all honesty, be called or celebrated as the age of the “common man.” True, a few advances were made during this period through the democratizing of the government, the downfall of the B.U.S.