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Jacob Acey

Jacksonian democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

  • Jacksonian Democracy is the political movement toward greater democracy for the common man symbolized by American politician Andrew Jackson and his supporters.
  • The Federalist Party and the First Party System were dead, and with no effective opposition, the old Democratic-Republican Party withered away.
  • Jackson fulfilled his promise of broadening the influence of the citizenry in government, although not without vehement controversy over his methods
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  • Jackson's equal political policy became known as "Jacksonian Democracy", subsequent to ending what he termed a "monopoly" of government by elites
  • "stretches the concept of democracy about as far as it can go and still remain workable....As such it has inspired much of the dynamic and dramatic
  • Jackson's biographer Robert V. Remini argues that Jacksonian Democracy,
  • events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in American history—Populism, Progressivism, the New and Fair Deals, and the programs of the New Frontier and Great Society."[2]
    • Jacob Acey
      I wonder what would have happened if the jacksonian democracy just didn't work? luike Robert V. Remini said; it "stretches the concept of democracy about as far as it can go and still remain workable". what if it din't work?
    Jacksonian democracy
Dorian Wilson

Andrew Jackson Biography -7th President of the United States - 1 views

  • the Democratic-Republican Party
    • Angelina R
      Why did the Democratic-Republican party split?
  • In 1796, he served at the convention that created the Tennessee Constitution. He was elected in 1796 as Tennessee's first US Representative and then as US Senator in 1797 from which he resigned after eight months.
  • In May 1814 he was made Major General of the army fighting the War of 1812. On January 8, 1815, he defeated the British in New Orleans and was lauded as a hero.
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  • From 1838-39, troops led over 15,000 Cherokees from Georgia in what is called the Trail of Tears.
  • Andrew Jackson was born either in North or South Carolina on March 15, 1767.
  • In 1824, Jackson ran for President against John Quincy Adams. He won the popular vote but the lack of an electoral majority resulted in the election being decided in the House.
  • enforce the tariff
    • Angelina R
      Why didn't Jackson let South Carolina use nullification?
  • favored the wealthy
    • Angelina R
      What made Jackson think that the Second Bank would favor the wealthy over the common people?
  • 54% of the popular vote
Andrew Plumaj

Andrew Jackson presidendcy - 1 views

  • More nearly than any of his predecessors, Andrew Jackson was elected by popular vote; as President he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man.
    • Lauren Curran
      Who suggested Andrew Jackson to run for president?
  • by 1828 enough had joined "Old Hickory" to win numerous state elections and control of the Federal administration in Washington.
    • Lauren Curran
      When did his first come up with the idea of "Old Hickory"?
  • Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and other Whig leaders proclaimed themselves defenders of popular liberties against the usurpation of Jackson
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      Why did they not want it?
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  • Jackson met head-on the challenge of John C. Calhoun, leader of forces trying to rid themselves of a high protective tariff.
  • Clay and Webster, who had acted as attorneys for the Bank, led the fight for its recharter in Congress
  • But in his late teens he read law for about two years, and he became an outstanding young lawyer in Tennessee.
  • Fiercely jealous of his honor, he engaged in brawls, and in a duel killed a man who cast an unjustified slur on his wife Rachel.
  • He was the first man elected from Tennessee to the House of Representatives, and he served briefly in the Senate
  • Born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767, he received sporadic education
    • Caroline Morris
      How was Andrew Jackson able to make up for his incomplete education and still become a lawyer?
    in the duel did Andrew Jackson purposely kill the other man?
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    what was the insult to Mrs.Jackson that started the duel?
    who was the other person in the duel?
    Why did hennry clay make insults about ms.jackson When did andrew jackson get married Why was it such an affence to the rest of the united states
Nick P

Battle of Horseshoe Bend/ Andrew Jackson - 0 views

    Who was the leader of the rival army the Red Sticks?
    What happened to the land after the battle?
    Why did the Native Americans drive out some americans?
Kristen Harvey

The Battle of New Orleans - This Day in History - 1/8/1815 - 1 views

    Were many of the British soldiers that were missing found?
    Why did the news of peace not reach the British on the Gulf Coast in time?
    How long had the Americans been waiting for the British to arrive?
Kristen Harvey

Andrew Jackson | Jackson Family | The Hermitage - 3 views

    What from his childhood pushed Andrew Jackson into becoming president?
    As a child who was Andrew Jackson's biggest mentor?
    Why did Andrew Jackson want to become a lawyer?
Thomas Boogren

Andrew Jackson - 0 views

  • Following the War of Independence, Jackson followed several occupations, studied law and became a public prosecutor in western North Carolina (present-day Tennessee) in the new community of Nashville. Jackson became a land speculator and slave owner, who also developed a reputation for brawling.
  • During the War of 1812, Jackson took command of militia forces, but his mission was cancelled. While marching back to Tennessee, his soldiers experienced his toughness and dubbed him “Old Hickory.”
  • In 1823, Jackson was elected to the U.S. Senate and immediately regarded as a presidential possibility. In the Election of 1824, he garnered the most popular votes, but lacked an electoral majority. The House of Representatives selected his rival, John Quincy Adams.
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  • The highlight of Jackson's military career was his victory over British forces at the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815. The British suffered more than 2,000 casualties while the American sustained six killed and 10 wounded. This victory helped to restore the nation’s pride following the embarrassing White House torching by the British and the government's ignominious flight. Jackson emerged a national hero.
  • Young Jackson fought in the Battle of Hanging Rock (1197:Revolutionary War]), at the tender age of 13.
    Andrew Jackson was born in rural South Carolina on March 15, 1767, the son of impoverished Presbyterian Scotch-Irish immigrants. He received no formal education. Young Jackson fought in the Battle of Hanging Rock (1197:Revolutionary War]), at the tender age of 13. He was captured by British forces and asked by an officer to shine his boots.
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    What causes Jackson to fight in duels?
    How come Andrew Jackson was so victorious with his battles?
    Why did Jackson retire as a state supreme court judge
Jessica Fisher

Presidents of the United States (POTUS) - Andrew Jackson - 1 views

  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1796-97 United States Senator, 1797-98 Justice on Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804 Governor of the Florida Territory, 1821 United States Senator, 1823-25
  • U.S. became debt free (briefly) for the only time in history.
    • Jessica Fisher
      What did the U.S. do to break through the debt and why did they not stay above?
  • Jackson signs Treaty of New Echota with unrecognized leaders of Cherokee Nation, which allows him to force the Cherokees to move to land in what is now Oklahoma. 4,000 Native Americans die on this journey, also known as the Trail of Tears.
    • Jessica Fisher
      Why did these leaders agree to sign the treaty?
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  • Jackson was the only president who served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
  • Jackson was involved in many duels
    • Jessica Fisher
      What events led to his capture (how did he get captured, where was he taken)?
Merrill Baughman

Alexander Hamilton - 0 views

  • James Monroe, Henry Lee, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, and Marquis de Lafayette were some of the Continental Army officers who served George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Of these rising stars, Alexander Hamilton overcame the greatest odds, including impoverishment and illegitimacy, in obtaining his position as aide-de-camp to General Washington.
  • Alexander Hamilton was born on the West Indian Island of Nevis
  • Around the age of ten the family moved to the nearby island of St. Croix where his mother died soon after.
    • Merrill Baughman
      I wonder if he felt about his mom dying, if he thought about her alot
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  • despite his lack of proper schooling.
    • Merrill Baughman
      I wonder if he often thought about how he got to be a president even though he dident have proper schooling
  • Hamilton was surrounded by talk of rebellion, as well as arguments against it
  • Hamilton's New York Artillery Company was used in strategic areas in New York City. Upon losing successive battles in the city of New York, he covered the Continental Army's rear in a number of the withdrawals. Initially, Hamilton's company was placed at Fort George on the waterfront of Manhattan
  • distinguished Hamilton in a Continental Army that gained a newfound hope in fending off the British incursion into Philadelphia.
    • Merrill Baughman
      I wonder if the thought he was going to lead atillerys for the rest of his life
  • Alexander Hamilton's contributions to the United States during this early period will not be forgotten any time soon.
Dorian Wilson

Andrew Jackson - U.S. Presidents - - 0 views

  • After narrowly losing to John Quincy Adams in the contentious 1824 presidential election, Jackson returned four years later to win redemption
  • Jackson joined a convention charged with drafting the new Tennessee state constitution and became the first man to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee
    • Dorian Wilson
      What was the tennessee constitution about?
  • served as a major general in the War of 1812, commanded U.S. forces in a five-month campaign against the Creek Indians, allies of the British
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  • Jackson’s supporters raged against what they called the “corrupt bargain” between Clay and Adams, and Jackson himself resigned from the Senate.
  • Jackson became the leader of the new Democratic Party.
  • Jackson became the leader of the new Democratic Party
  • Andrew Jackson took no action after Georgia claimed millions of acres of land that had been guaranteed to the Cherokee Indians under federal law
  • John C. Calhoun.
Tarun Sai Bhadri

The American Experience | The Duel | People & Events | Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Bur... - 0 views

  • On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey, to fight the final skirmish of a long-lived political and personal battle.
    • Merritt Dudgeon
      Why is the duel with Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr related to Andrew Jackson?
  • When the duel was over, Hamilton would be mortally wounded, and Burr would be wanted for murder.
  • The first major skirmish was in 1791, when Burr successfully captured a United States Senate seat from Philip Schuyler, Hamilton's powerful father-in-law. Hamilton, then Treasury secretary, would have counted on Schuyler to support his policies.
Tarun Sai Bhadri

The 1828 Presidential Election < Andrew Jackson 1767-1845 A brief biography < Biographi... - 0 views

  • All of Jackson's high-handed actions as General were brought up. One notable example was the "Coffin Handbill" featuring pictures of 6 coffins, and describing one-sidedly the story of some soldiers that Jackson had court-martialed and executed. Naturally, Jackson's record of dueling made good print for the opposition.
  • The South was adamantly anti-tariff, and prominent South Carolinians were on the verge of proclaiming a right to "Nullify" offensive national laws, with a threat of succession if Washington intervened by force.
  • In December, it had become obvious that Jackson won the election in a landslide. The count was 178 to 83 electoral votes, or 647,276 to 508,064 electoral votes.
    • Merritt Dudgeon
      How did Andrew Jackson convince people that he was a president to vote for?
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  • On election day, in some places, Jackson men marched en masse to the polls, in a celebratory parade. An astonishing fact is that the number of voters counted nearly quadrupled over 1824. Four of the 24 states, including New York, took away property requirements for voting, so that basically all white males could vote.
  • Jackson as the least of two evils against the Adams-Clay alliance. And Adams was the very stereotype of New England with its disdain for the slave states and the poorly educated South and West.
  • Symbols of "Old Hickory" were everywhere. Large hickory poles erected in town squares or smaller ones attached to signs, steeples, and fore and aft on steam boats. In New York there was a parade a mile long. Hickory brooms also stood for 'Hickory' sweeping out the filth of corruption.
    • Tarun Sai Bhadri
      What does Hickory have to do with a presidential election?
  • During the campaign, Jackson was mostly out of sight, as was thought proper for a presidential candidate.
    • Tarun Sai Bhadri
      Why was Andrew Jackson out of sight during his presidential campaign? 
  • Yet they supported Jackson.
    • Tarun Sai Bhadri
      I wonder if Southerner approved of Jackson's policies during his presidential term (even though they supported him to office)? 
Tarun Sai Bhadri

Jackson, Andrew | NCpedia - 0 views

  • Without union our independence and liberty would never have been achieved; without union they never can be maintained. ... The loss of liberty, of all good government, of peace, plenty, and happiness, must inevitably follow a dissolution of the Union. ---Andrew Jackson, Second Inaugural Address, 1833
  • Jackson's military career, which had begun in the Revolution, continued in 1802 when he was elected major general of the Tennessee militia. Ten years later Tennessee Governor Willie Blount (of the North Carolina Blount family) gave him the rank of major general of U.S. forces. In 1814, after several devastating campaigns against Native Americans in the Creek War, he was finally promoted to major general in the regular army. Jackson also later led troops during the First Seminole War in Florida.
  • Jackson's opponents were Henry Clay of Kentucky, John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, and William H. Crawford of Georgia who were respectively speaker of the house, secretary of state, and secretary of the treasury.
    • Merritt Dudgeon
      Why were they opponents of Andrew Jackson?
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  • Jacksonians often referred to the 1824 election as the "Stolen Election" because while Jackson swept the popular vote hands down, he did not have enough electoral votes to automatically win the presidency. Therefore the election had to be decided by the House of Representatives.
  • Jackson believed in a strong presidency and he vetoed a dozen pieces of legislation, more than the first six presidents put together. Jackson also believed in a strong Union and this belief brought him into open opposition with Southern legislators, especially those from South Carolina.
  • Another major issue during Jackson's presidency was his refusal to sanction the recharter of the Bank of the United States. Jackson thought Congress had not had the authority to create the Bank in the first place, but he also viewed the Bank as operating for the primary benefit of the upper classes at the expense of working people. Jackson used one of his dozen vetoes, and the Bank's congressional supporters did not have enough votes to override him.
  • The Revolution took a toll on the Jackson family. All three boys saw active service. One of Andrew's older brothers, Hugh, died after the Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina in 1779, and two years later Andrew and his other brother Robert were taken prisoner for a few weeks in April 1781. While they were captives a British officer ordered them to clean his boots. The boys refused, the officer struck them with his sword and Andrew's hand was cut to the bone. Because of his ill treatment Jackson harbored a bitter resentment towards the British until his death.
    • Tarun Sai Bhadri
      Was revenge part of Andrew Jackson's enthusiasm of war against the British? How did Andrew Jackson treat his British prisoners?
  • All his life Jackson was a loyal friend and a fierce enemy. This was never more true than during his years in politics at the national level beginning with the 1824 presidential election.
    • Tarun Sai Bhadri
      I wonder whether any of his friends were disloyal or committed treason against him?
Merritt Dudgeon

Andrew Jackson Biography - 7th U.S. President Timeline & Life - 0 views

  • Jackson was given the nickname “Old Hickory” because of his tough personality and sometimes his aggressiveness.
  • Andrew Jackson was the son of Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson. He was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws area, a Scottish-Irish community situated between the borders of North and South Carolina.
  • Jackson was a hailed war hero, defeating the Creek Indians during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814, and also the British during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
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  • There was a famous incident during their imprisonment where Andrew Jackson was asked to clean the boots of a British officer. The brave, young Jackson refused to do so and the officer slashed Jackson with his sword, leaving scars on his head as well as his left hand.
  • On April 27, 1781, Jackson’s mother secured the release of both her sons. Sadly, both brothers contracted small pox while they were imprisoned and just days after they were both released, Robert died. When Elizabeth was assured that her remaining son Andrew would survive, she went as a volunteer to help nurse prisoners of war in Charleston harbor.
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Camilla B

The Seventh US President - Andrew Jackson - 1 views

    • Camilla B
      Why was he the only president not born of health? What did he do to be known as a man of the people? How was his life changed/affected after his wife died of a heart attack?
Tarun Sai Bhadri

Jackson's duel with Charles Dickinson < Andrew Jackson 1767-1845 A brief biography < Bi... - 0 views

  • Jackson challenged Dickinson to a duel very much according to the customs of the time in the south. Dickinson, known as one of the best shots in Tennessee if not the best, had choice of weapons and chose pistols. Dickinson fired the first shot, which broke two of Jackson's ribs and lodged two inches from his heart. Dickinson then had to stand at the mark as Jackson, clutching his chest, aimed slowly and shot him fatally.
Reagan H

Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in duel - This Day in History - 5/30... - 1 views

  • President Andrew Jackson kills a man who accused him of cheating on a horse race bet
    • Reagan H
      Why would something like cheating on a horse race bet lead to a duel and ultimately murder?
  • Estimates of the number of duels in which Jackson participated ranged from five to 100.
    • Reagan H
      Why did Jackson have so many disputes that couldn't be settled verbally?
  • Jackson challenged Dickinson to a duel.
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  • At the first signal from their seconds, Dickinson fired. Jackson received Dickinson's first bullet in the chest next to his heart.
  • Jackson re-cocked the gun and shot again, this time killing his opponent.
    • Reagan H
      Was Jackson's goal to kill Dickinson?
  • Jackson was not prosecuted for murder, and the duel had very little effect on his successful campaign for the presidency in 1829.
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