An evaluation of the presidency of andrew jackson

The fact that many men were now legally allowed to vote did not necessarily mean they would, and local parties systematically sought out potential voters and pulled them to the polls.

Andrew jackson presidency

Wirt argued that Georgia violated the U. He was buried two days later in The Hermitage garden with nearly ten thousand people in attendance. As a candidate, Jackson built a political organization that reached out directly to the public, and as president, he attacked the institutions that he believed deepened divisions between the rich and the poor. Andrew Jackson is the only president in American history to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black. He sought to increase the number of offices directly elected by the people, and he sought to restore an economic system that protected the rights of small producers rather than corporations and the wealthy. The Senate passed the measure 28—19 and the House — Jackson's own character polarized contemporaries and continues to divide historians.

But Jackson also showed little patience for political processes and institutions that interfered with his "democratic" agenda. Andrew Jackson is the only president in American history to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black.

In two terms he went through four secretaries of state and five secretaries of the treasury.

andrew jackson accomplishments

A major cause of his defeat was the new Free Soil Party, which opposed slavery expansion and split the votes of the Democratic Party, particularly in New York where the electoral votes went to Taylor. The problem?

andrew jackson policies

Many had to be pulled to the polls, which became the most important role of local political parties. Eaton, Jackson was forced to defend his friends, especially since John Eaton had defended Rachel Jackson so vigorously during the campaign.

andrew jackson children

He believed that Washington power brokers had ignored the people's wishes in when they deprived him of the presidency despite winning a plurality of the popular vote.

Rated 7/10 based on 27 review
Download
Andrew Jackson: Impact and Legacy