Should Andrew Jackson should be considered a great president?
He is definitely among our greatest presidents. Washington, being the first president and
the general that won our independence is in a class by himself, and Lincoln successfully
preserved the federal union in unbelievably difficult times. After that, it is hard to
think of anyone greater than Jackson, when all things are considered.
It is not true that President Andrew Jackson was almost impeached. You are thinking of Johnson, not Jackson. And in Johnson's case, it was a complicated matter of post Civil War politics. Some people thought that Johnson, a southerner, should not be allowed to succeed Lincoln following the assassination of Lincoln.
Jackson believed that the president should have greater power... and he was the first president that asserted his executive powers by using the veto..which no president before him had done before... Before Jackson the congress had all the power.. and the president was very weak.. but after Jackson the president became more like what we have now...
Why did Henry Clay put John Quincy Adams for president if Andrew Jackson should have been president?
Obviously Clay did not think that Jackson should be president. He did not think that Jackson had the kind of experience that a president needed and thought the Adams did. He also wanted to be president himself someday soon and knew that Adams would appoint him to the office of secretary of state, which at that time was the stepping stone to the presidency.
Andrew Jackson got his name "King Andrew" because he often abused his powers as a president. Most people believed that he was unjust. Made many laws without permission; refused the national bank (which was a good thing, states should be incarge of the way they handle money. not the goverment). Although these are only few reasons. Andrew Jackson became king Andrew. And lost many loyalists towards him.fallow me on twitter lol and peaces
The first time Andrew Jackson ran for president, his opponents were John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and William H. Crawford. The election went down to Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. Since Henry Clay was the Speaker of the House, he had a great influence. He told his supporters to vote for Adams. When John Quincy Adams won the election and appointed Henry Clay as secretary of state, Jackson's supporters claimed that the two men…
What did President Andrew Jackson do in 1830 about The Maysville Road bill that proposed the Federal government purchase stock in a Turnpike Road Company to build a road?
The Maysville Road Bill would have allowed government to purchase stock in a company that was organized for the purpose of constructing a road that would link Lexington, KY and Maysville, KY. President Andrew Jackson vetoed the bill, on the grounds that federal monies should only be used for the benefit of the country as a whole, and not for localized ventures.
No. Andrew Jackson was never impeached; a later President, Andrew Johnson was. Many people confuse impeachment with being removed from office. In reality, being impeached simply means the US House of Representatives voted to file charges, called Articles of Impeachment, against a government official. After someone is impeached he (or she) has the right to a trial in the Senate to determine whether he is guilty of the charges and should be removed from office…
In 1817-1818, President Monroe orders Jackson to chase raiding Seminole Indians back into Florida, but not to invade Florida. Instead, Jackson invaded Florida, captured military forts, executed two British subjects for stirring up Indian attacks, and replaced the Spanish governor. Many members of Monroe's cabinet believed that Jackson should have been court-martialed for his actions in Florida. With that said, the Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, saved the day for Jackson and it was…
Peggy O'Neale Timberlake, a bar hostess with something of a reputation, married John Eaton, Jackson's Secretary of War . Mrs. Calhoun considered her trash, would not socialize with her, nor anyone who did. Jackson thought his cabinet and the vice-president and their wives should be friendly with each other. Later, when Calhoun was in the Senate, he and Jackson disagreed on the right of a state to secede from the union.
How important do you think he is? He was an early two-term president who served the country when it was still in a formative state, not only in its boundaries but in its form of government. As such, he set precedents about what the President should do and played a major role in settling many of the important issues which made us what we are today. He lived in important times for the US.
President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. This caused the Native Americans to lose their land. This lead to fights between the Americans and Indians. Jackson also ordered all the money from the national bank to be put in state banks. He believed that poor people should be able to borrow money from the banks. Therefore, the national bank closed down. Hoped this helped! :D
All presidents that were legally elected took office, although William Henry Harrison died after only one month in office and was too sick during most of that month to do much serving. Al Gore in 2000 and Samuel Tilden in 1876 won the popular vote but did not serve as president because the popular vote does not directly determine the president and they lost in the Electoral College vote. This was also true of Andrew…
Why did president Jackson believe that the southern Indians should move to the open territory west of the Mississippi river?
All of the other members of Andrew Jackson's family, male and female, had been killed in the Revolutionary War. Jackson bore scars from mistreatment in a POW camp. In the War of 1812 a number of Indian tribes has sided with the British. Jackson believed that any Indians who did not specifically side with and fight for the United States should move west of the Mississippi. Thus, Chief Junaluska's Cherokees should stay put. They fought…
Andrew Jackson and especially some of his supporters felt they should have won the presidency in 1824. Jackson led in both popular vote and electoral vote, but lacked the required majority so the House decided the election. Jackson thought his fellow westerner Henry Clay should have thrown his votes to Jackson but Clay thought otherwise,
Andrew Jackson was the first President to be a common man. He wasn't well educated, nor wealthy like the presidents from before. He vetoed 12 laws, more than any president had ever done. Had a strong belief in democracy, where people should have more power than the government. Thus, he minimized the government's power.
States rights advocates were opposed to Andrew Jackson over the issue of nullification. A number of people, such as John C. Calhoun, believed that states should have the right to nullify a law that it deemed unconstitutional, but Jackson came out and disagreed, citing the need to preserve the Union above all things.
Jackson was called " The people president" because he was very strict when it came to equality. He didn't pick sides, but instead he tried his best to benefit everyone in a way that didn't seem unfair. He was one of the best presidents we have ever had. The people favored him so they gave him the nickname of peoples president I think that Andrew Jackson was known as a peoples president is because he…