President Jackson: Hero or Villian
By : Nick H, Nick D and Austin H
Jacksonian Democracy and universal white male suffrage
Jacksonian Democracy is the political movement toward greater democracy for the common man typified by american politician Andrew Jackson and his supporters
Was factionalized in the 1820s
They were against the Wings and the anti-Jacksonian factions
They believed that all white men should be able to vote
- By 1820 male suffrage was the norm
Spoils system is when you place political supporters into appointed offices aka supporters get the goods
They thought it was good because it would encourage the common man to go into politics
It was made famous in a speech made in 1832 by Senator William Marcy
The spoils system abused the power of many
It got the winning party many goods, another way it abuses the power.
Indian relocation/trail of tears
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830.
Let Indians get land unsettled in the west in exchange for indian land in state borders.
A few tribes went peacefully but many resisted this act.
During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the cherokees were forcibly pushed towards the west.
- About 4,000 cherokee indians died on the march towards the west, which is now called The Trail of Tears.
Trail of abominations
Jackson imposed a tax that angered the south and it was not an affordable tax.
The conflict between jackson and the government with wanting a 2nd bank. Jackson thought the bank we already have and it will work, but the congress wanted one even thought there was a lot of public opposition for the bank.
Peggy Eaton affair
Role in war of 1812
Appointed major general and sent to New Orleans to help the city defend against the British
His army won (the tennessee volunteers) won the battle causing the british to leave
was known as the “hero of New Orleans” after the victory
helped boost the United States of America's morale
- After the war was won he started his political run on his way to being the 7th president
”king Andrew I” Nickname
vetoed the bank bill
people said that he abused the power of the president
people made a cartoon of the president to mock him
was found nothing shorter than a dictator
- used his popularity and power
had a 1,000 acre farm
at first owned 9 slaves
25 years later he had over 100 from purchasing
when he died he had owned 150 slaves
- the people who worked at the hermitage did not know how to write a single word