The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
The Presidency of Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson served two terms as the President of the United States. In too two terms, he helped to mold the Democratic party, and stayed steadfast to h is beliefs in many political showdowns, such as the Nullification Crisis, the Indian Removal Act, and the Bank Wars. Jackson’s determination and stubbornness won him loyal follow Were and admirers, but also many enemies.
From the time of his victories in the War of 1812, to his final acts in office, President Jackson was regarded as a great hero, yet at the s me time as a man familiar with the needs of the average citizen. Before Jackson became President, he was in the military. In the year of 181 2, war between the United States and Great Britain began. Although Jackson ha d no formal military training he was still appointed as a major general in the Tennessee m laity (Presidents of a Young Republic 30) by field officers.Jackson’s first significant battle was the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Jackson led his militia against the Creek An Zion. After the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Jackson was assigned to serve as a major genre l of the United States Army.
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Jackson’s landmark battle as a general is the Battle of New Orleans (Frilled 57 The British hoped to be able to take over the city of New Orleans, as well as the Mississippi River. The battle began in the morning of January 8, 1815. There w ere well over 5,000 British troops against Jackson’s army of about 4,500.The British Los t roughly Lieu 2,000 men, including their commander, while there were only thirteen America an soldiers killed (Presidents of a Young Republic 30) and only about seventy American ca casualties (Develop and White 248). The Battle of New Orleans was fought a month after a peace treaty between Britain and America had been signed (Presidents of a Young Republic 30). Ho the Battle of New Orleans still convinced many Americans that they had emmer geed very successfully in the War of 181 2, which resulted in Jackson becoming a nation I hero.Not only was this a great American victory, but it also shot a popular Andrew Jacks on toward the Presidency (Freddie 43, 57).
Before assuming the Presidency, Jackson served as the Governor of the Florid Territory after it was bought from Spain in 1821. Jackson was also elected onto the Senate, representing Ten nesses for two terms before running for office. Jackson lost his first Presidential race. The messy Election of 1 824 between Andrew Jackson, John Quince Adams, William H.Crawford, and Henry Clay left Adams victorious and Jackson fuming (Presidents Of a Young Republic 32). In the Elect ion of 1824, Jackson won the most popular votes, however he did not receive enough h electoral votes to win. The Constitution states that in that situation the House of Rep sensitive chooses the winner (Develop and White 267).
The House of Representatives c hose John Quince Adams. Henry Clay, was a very influential man in the House of Representatives, had preferred a program similar to Dame’s.