Essay on Andrew Jackson Summary
Andrew Jackson was a great man in many eyes. I will discuss his high and low when he was in his presidency from 1829 -1837. He was known for his iron will and fiery personality, and strong use of the powers of his office. This was probably why people called it the "Age of Jackson."
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767. His parent died when he was 14. After he study law in North Carolina, Jackson moved to Nashville, Tennessee. While in Tennessee, he practiced law for another 7 years. Later on, Jackson became a member of a political party led by William Blount. In 1791, Jackson married to Rachel Donelson Robards and married her again in 1794. Jackson serves Congress from December 1796 to late spring 1797. Jackson …show more content…
In 1822, Tennessee elected Andrew Jackson to run for the presidency. Jackson won the popular and electoral votes, but did not have enough votes in the Electoral College. He lost the presidency that in 1824r. In 1828, Jackson ran for president again. The presses were bringing up his pass and tactics during his war time. In December, Jackson won the election in a landslide. The count was 178 to 83 electoral votes, or 647,276 to 508,064 electoral votes. Andrew Jackson became the 7th president in the U.S. Jacksonian Democracy has began. In December 23, his wife Rachel Jackson died. She had heart problems and finally collapse when she saw a political pamphlet from the press target toward Andrew Jackson. President Jackson ran for president again in 1833. He won 55 percent of the popular vote, and 219 electoral votes.
President Jackson developed the system of "rotation in office." This was used to protect the American people from a development of a long-standing political group by removing long-term office holders. I think that it was used to insure loyalty of the people in his administration. President Jackson heard about the ruling in the case of Cherokee Indians vs. The State of Georgia. He didn't like the ruling Chief Justice John Marshall gave to the Cherokee's. In 1838, the U.S army rounded up 15,000 Cherokee's who stay in Georgia and made them walk to the West in the cold winter days. This was called the