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Andrew Jackson's Presidency

What were the differences between the Democrats and the Whigs?

The essential difference between the two parties was their attitude towards the federal government. Democrats thought the states should have more autonomy, while the Whigs were in favor of a...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 1:09 pm UTC

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Does Andrew Jackson deserve to be on the $20 bill? This questions is part of a larger essay topic given to me, which...

I think Jackson's administration was in many ways a sad point in history. The Trail of Tears is unforgivable. I think it's time to put someone else on that bill. Other countries have people...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 5:48 am UTC

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What factors led to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828?

There were several factors that led to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. One of these factors was Jackson’s determination to get elected after having lost the election in 1824. Jackson...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016 4:43 pm UTC

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Was Andrew Jackson similar to Thomas Jefferson or Alexander Hamilton?

Jackson was far more similar to Thomas Jefferson (who actually disliked and distrusted him) than Alexander Hamilton. Like Jefferson, Jackson had a vision for the United States that emphasized white...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2017 2:00 am UTC

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What were Andrew Jackson's strengths and weaknesses as president?

By all accounts, Andrew Jackson was a very stubborn man, and this stubbornness proved to be both a strength and a weakness. Once Jackson had set himself on a particular course of action, he was...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 11:35 am UTC

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How did the Cherokee attempt to resist removal by the United States?

The Cherokee government had long maintained that they were a private, sovereign nation. In fact, the 1785 Treaty of Hopewell specifically stipulated that the Cherokee were an independent nation...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2020 1:22 am UTC

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What were the major arguments for and against Indian removal?

There were arguments for and against removing the Native Americans from the lands on which they lived that were located east of the Mississippi River. Those people who were in favor of removing the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017 11:53 am UTC

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What was the outcome of the Trail of Tears?

The outcome was a humanitarian catastrophe on a truly massive scale. Before President Andrew Jackson came to power, successive administrations had adopted a relatively—and I emphasize the word...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2018 6:45 am UTC

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What was the reason for an increase in voters over the period between 1924 and 1828? What led to the Nullification...

During the 1820s, a decade that historians have called "The Age of the Common Man," voting increased because many states removed property requirements for voting. These changes meant that most...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2016 12:56 pm UTC

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What was the Panic of 1819 and the Panic of 1837?

The Panic of 1819 and the Panic of 1837 were both connected to increased speculation in western lands and banking policies that fueled that speculation. In the Panic of 1819, the Second Bank of the...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 2:04 pm UTC

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What is the meaning of the Cherokee Memorial? What is its historical significance?

In 1829, the Native American newspaper The Cherokee Phoenix wrote a letter to The United States Congress called the Cherokee Memorial. The Cherokee Memorial was written to petition Congress against...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 3:31 am UTC

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Was Andrew Jackson an effective or ineffective president?

If we define “effective” as “being able to get things done,” then Andrew Jackson was clearly an effective president. It is certainly possible to argue that he was not a good president because you...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2015 10:22 pm UTC

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The Jacksonian Period Has Been Celebrated As The Era

Politically, the so-called "Jacksonian Era" lives up to its billing as the era of the "common man" in a couple of ways. The first is that many states expanded the right to vote in the years before...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 8:58 pm UTC

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What problems or issues did Andrew Jackson face?

One should not overlook the Tariff issue of 1828; which nearly divided the nation. Calhoun had issued his South Carolina Exposition and Protestdeclaring the right of a State to declare acts of...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2011 6:17 pm UTC

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In what way did the American political system become more democratic during Jackson's administration?

There were several ways that the American political system became more democratic while Andrew Jackson was president. One way was that the requirement to own property in order to vote was dropped...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2017 6:07 pm UTC

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How did Andrew Jackson help the "common man"?

Jackson was, by the time of his presidency, far from a "common man." Rather, he was a wealthy white Tennessee planter and politician who had risen to national prominence through his military...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 5:09 pm UTC

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What were the three most important problems Andrew Jackson faced as president of the United States? How successful...

Andrew Jackson's presidency was from 1829 to 1837, and historians generally regard the Jacksonian Era as an extremely important period in the nation's history. The three greatest challenges...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2019 3:51 pm UTC

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How did President Andrew Jackson justify Indian Removal?

President Andrew Jackson's personal background, military career, political considerations, and assertive character all shaped his view of Native Americans. Moreover, he was—like most white...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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Explain what developments enabled Andrew Jackson to become president. In what ways did he influence national politics...

Several factors allowed Jackson to be elected president. Many states abolished their property requirements for voters; this enabled poorer people to vote. Jackson was also able to take advantage of...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 1:10 pm UTC

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What was the significance of the election of Andrew Jackson to the presidency in 1828?

Andrew Jackson was popularly elected, and was just plain popular. This made him different. Jackson was the people's president. He appealed to the common folk. He was also a democrat, and not a...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 8:24 am UTC

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How does the Trail of Tears affect the U.S. today?

The Trail of Tears was an unfortunate, and tragic, archetype of American policy toward the indigenous peoples. It set the precedent for the planned exile of the American Indians from their...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2020 3:56 pm UTC

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What where some virtues of personal traits and characteristics of Andrew Jackson that affected what he did as President?

Andrew Jackson’s virtues and personal traits affected some of his actions while he was president. Andrew Jackson grew up in poverty and had very little schooling. By the time he was fourteen, he...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2018 8:32 pm UTC

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Explain what brought about the economic depression of the late 1830s and the emergence of the Whig party.

The economic depression of the 1830s occurred because of a series of poor decisions made by Andrew Jackson and state banks. Andrew Jackson disliked the national bank and, in 1832, vetoed the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2018 4:33 pm UTC

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Was Andrew Jackson a tyrant or man of the people?

It's a common theme throughout American history that strong, independent leaders are frequently derided by their opponents as "tyrants." This tendency springs from the days of the Revolution when...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2017 1:26 pm UTC

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Why did Andrew Jackson want Native Americans to move to the West?

In his speech on the Indian Removal Act on December 8, 1829, Andrew Jackson argued that Native Americans were “savages” whose removal would facilitate the development and strengthen the security of...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2018 5:47 am UTC

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Why would someone label President Jackson as "King Andrew?" 

The use of caricatures and drawings has always been used to interpret political actions by leaders and remains popular to date. The press has been known to satirize presidential actions, and...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2018 7:03 am UTC

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What was Andrew Jackson's vision for the U.S.?

Andrew Jackson’s vision for the United States was to make our democracy more accessible to the common man. Jackson believed the wealthy had too much influence in and control of the government. He...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 2:55 pm UTC

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What are the positives of the Trail of Tears?

There were not good things that came from the Trail of Tears, especially for those who had to march to Oklahoma. The Indian Removal Act that brought on the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 4:52 pm UTC

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Why is "the age of the common man" or "the age of Jacksonian Democracy" an ironic name for the period from 1816 to 1840?

The first answer is absolutely correct. The Jacksonian Era did ignore the rights of women and non-whites. However, I would argue that it is not ironic to call this the age of the common man....

Latest answer posted December 2, 2009 10:49 pm UTC

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How did President Andrew Jackson respond to the Nullification Crisis?

The Nullification Crisis was brought about by a tariff increase which, in many parts of the South, was called the Tariff of Abominations. The South was more dependent on imports than the North and...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2017 10:55 pm UTC

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Compare the two-party political system of the 1830s' New Democracy.

The first two-party system of the early Republic had different issues than the one in the 1830s. The first one made an issue over which side to back in foreign policy. The Federalists favored the...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 11:09 pm UTC

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What were the impacts of the Trail of Tears?

The Indian Removal Act and its major consequence, the Trail of Tears, resulted in the further genocide and forced displacement of indigenous peoples living in their homelands southeast of the...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 10:34 pm UTC

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Describe the strengths and weaknesses of Jackson's transformational presidency.

One of Jackson's strengths was his defense of the Union. Though he was a staunch supporter of states' rights, he defended the preservation of the Union during the crisis over tariffs in South...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 1:50 am UTC

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Why is the 1830s considered the age of democracy?

In a limited sense, the United States had become steadily more democratic throughout the early nineteenth century. American citizens turned out to vote in very large numbers, took an avid interest...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 2:54 pm UTC

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What was the effect on the life of the Cherokee nation after the "Trail of Tears"?

The Cherokee lost a great deal when they arrived in Indian Territory. Many of them were quite prosperous in communities in the Southeast and had to sell their belongings for far less than they...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2018 12:43 am UTC

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In what ways did Andrew Jackson support slavery? I know he was a slaveholder, but how did he "openly" campaign for...

Andrew Jackson was himself a wealthy plantation owner and the personal owner of over 100 slaves. The slavery issue only presented itself during his administration when Congress passed an Enabling...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2010 6:53 am UTC

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What caused the conflict between the Cherokee and the United States government? What were relations like between the...

After the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee found themselves a shattered nation in a foreign environment. The grasslands of Oklahoma were very different than their homeland in the southern Appalachian...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

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Was Andrew Jackson a president Americans should be proud of or a president Americans should apologize for?

This is, of course, purely a matter of opinion. My view is that Jackson, like many presidents, had a very negative side to him, but he is generally a president of whom we should be proud. We must...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

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Andrew Jackson’s presidency is surrounded with controversy. From increased presidential authority and his battle with...

As far as the common man went, the period of Andrew Jackson's presidency can be seen as increasingly democratic. Jackson and his supporters helped shift the electoral power away from the monied...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 2:21 pm UTC

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How did Andrew Jackson advance or set back the development of American democracy?

Just to add some specifics to Andrew Jackson’s Indian policy. It should be noted that the Cherokee Indians in Georgia were peaceful and had become farmers, adopting the lifestyle of most white...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2010 6:00 am UTC

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What kind of president was Andrew Jackson?

Andrew Jackson was one of the most powerful, influential, and controversial Presidents in American history. He was such a remarkable figure that the period from the late 1820s to the early 1840s is...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2015 9:28 pm UTC

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What did Margaret Bayard Smith mean by this quote? "Ladies and Gentlemen, only had been expected at this Levee, not...

This quote is from an eyewitness account of the levee that took place at the White House after Andrew Jackson's inaugural. Essentially, Jackson had portrayed himself as a "common man," and an...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2012 10:40 pm UTC

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How did Andrew Jackson support slavery?

As Jackson became President, the issue of slavery was dormant. The nation had simply accepted the condition of servitude that people of color occupied. While there might have been some limited...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2014 11:35 am UTC

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What was Jacksonian Democracy? How did it differ from Jeffersonian Democracy?

Jacksonian Democracy refers to the social and political ideas that shaped the period encompassing Andrew Jackson's presidency (1829-1837). Jacksonian Democracy reflects an attempt to approach as...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2009 12:18 am UTC

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What contributed to Jackson winning the election of 1828?

One of the significant factors that allowed Andrew Jackson to win the presidential election of 1828 was that he was running against just one other candidate: incumbent John Quincy Adams. In many...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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In terms of Hamiltonian vs Jeffersonian principles, Jackson was a. primarily Jeffersonian regarding Nullification and...

The best answer here is B. Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist. This meant that he wanted a strong national government instead of a system in which states had a great deal of power. On the issue...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 10:22 pm UTC

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How did the American political system become more democratic during the presidency of Andrew Jackson?

Between 1812 and 1840, many states lifted the property requirements for voters—this meant that any white male over the age of 21 was now eligible to vote. The working-class and poor citizens of the...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2018 3:18 pm UTC

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Explain Andrew Jackson's legacy regarding the status of Native Americans in American society.

The "Age of Jackson" is the name often used for the period from 1828 to 1848. Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) overcame a humble background and became a lawyer, politician, and judge. Finally, he was...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 5:41 am UTC

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Discuss Andrew Jackson's major beliefs regarding the common man, the presidency, and the proper role of government in...

Andrew Jackson came from a relatively humble background and played it up at every opportunity. It became the defining component of his public image right throughout his political career. Jackson...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018 7:39 am UTC

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How did Andrew Jackson respond to the nullification crisis? Refer to America: A Narrative History, chapter 10.

Southern opinion, as expressed most notably by Vice President John C. Calhoun, was strongly opposed to the Tariff of 1828, the so-called “Tariff of Abominations,” that reduced British demand for...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2020 8:21 am UTC

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