Andrew Jackson's Rivalry Analysis

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After the War of 1812, British forces, particularly navy forces, stopped interfering with Americans and their shipping. The United States was now able to grow as a new, independent, country. “After the War of 1812 revealed itself in continuing efforts to expand the nation’s boundaries” (Thompson, Week 9). “Andrew Jackson was the first president from a western state” (Shi & Tindall, 319). Andrew Jackson despised the British and blamed them foe the deaths of his mother and brother. He was a president that did not back down from a fight. He went down in history for being one of the best. It is a shame that he will be replaced on the twenty-dollar bill in late 2016. Slavery was becoming a big issue during the early to mid 1800s. “By the 1840s the North and South had developed different economies and political goals” (Thompson, Week 11). This rivalry between slave or free would be the stir of a civil war pot. In the first half of …show more content…
Banks began to emerge in 1815 and above. One bank in particular was the B.U.S., which Congress urged to establish. British competition was a big issue for small companies back then. “Northern business leaders urged Congress to create federal tariffs to protect their infant industries from what they called ‘unfair’ British competition” (Thompson, Week 10). Congress responded to this issue by passing the Tariff of 1816, which placed a 20 to 25 percent tax on a long list of imported goods. The Supreme Court began reviewing cases ranging from Marbury vs. Madison to Cohens vs. Virginia. These protected contract rights, protecting a national currency, and regulating commerce. “The major economic initiatives debated by Congress after the War of 1812 – the national bank, federal tariffs, and federally-financed roads and canals – were interrelated pieces of a comprehensive economic plan to strengthen. The west began to expand as well causing slavery to expand with

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