Andrew Jackson Interview
For my first question, relate how important you feel the Battle of New Orleans was in setting up your true political career. In your answer, please include your reaction to the fact the battle occurred after the War of 1812 had officially ended. Jackson: Hello! I would have to say that the Battle of New Orleans was a success, because the British acknowledged that we claimed Louisiana and West Florida.
Let was a tough battle, but it was successful in the end! This battle, lead to the ratification of the Treaty of Gent.Also, this course of events made America a more stronger nation and proved that I am a good and powerful leader. Because the Battle occurred after the end of War of 1 812, I was not ere surprised that it happened, and a little disappointed, but life goes on. History, AP: Please explain the Corrupt Bargain from your point of view. !! Jackson: So, the presidential election was happening. John Quince Adams, Henry Clay and myself were running. Something that stopped me from winning was the fact that the rule stated that I must have at least half of the votes, which, in my opinion, was totally irrelevant.
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I know I was the strongest and most suited person to become president, and felt a bit betrayed by me fellow Americans. Anyways, felt like was being left out Of the picture. Since clay had very little toes, and Adams was right behind me, believed that they made an alliance, in order for John to become president , and for Clay to be appointed something in his party. L was a bit discouraged after all this. !US History, AP: To what extent was the election of 1 828 a victory not only for yourself but also for the common man?Jackson: I felt like we still were not the Nation that we actually wanted to achieve. The thing is that a fair election cannot happen since Women, African Americans and Natives could not vote. They are part of the population as well, so the votes would not completely add up.
Any ways, it was a huge step cause it didn’t matter anymore how rich or if you were part of the clergy, you could vote. Every man had the right to vote. It was fantastic that it was the first election of this type! US History, AP: Your enemies have begun calling you King Andrew. Would you please give any reasons for this epithet?What examples from your life and career would you offer to refute this moniker? !Jackson: Basically, have done many rightful things, and fought for a major cause. I was the one that stopped the legislative branch from getting too much power. Another reason for me being called king Andrew was because I vetoed he Second Bank of the United States. L was called that because I also fought against the Native American removal from the Worcester area-My brave thoughts and decisions made my low class enemies call me that, however love this country as it were my own, and I believe things will get better.
US History, AP: Explain how giving governmental positions to your loyal followers is more democratic than leaving these positions with the old officeholders. Would like our country to reach the peak of the ladder. I felt like my fellow , loyal followers deserved this, so offered them governmental positions. Of course, y selection was not blindly made, I selected the most suited people for the job. Wanted change, and change is one part of democracy. L wanted to replace my old officers, because I wanted change, hence taking steps toward democracy. US History, AP: Your own vice president, John C.
Calhoun, raised the issue of nullification. Why were you so strongly opposed to this doctrine that you were willing to send in troops to enforce federal laws? Jackson: I personally feel like our country needs a string Federal government, and it was certainly not going to achieve it by having all the states freely nullifying the rowers of enforcement. John, was trying to build up on Mandarin’s and Jefferson ideas. This was all a bad idea.II-AS History, AP: As a follow-up, what future impact do you think Calhoun doctrine of nullification will have on the United States? Jackson: His ideas were brought from the Virginia and Kentucky resolution. These supported the individual state legislature. L feel like this will be a never resting issue, throughout time, because people will never be satisfied with the way government controls the country.
US History, AP: We will now move on to the Second Bank of the United States. Here is a copy of your Bank Veto Message for the Bank Recharge Act.