Had Thaddeus Stevens stood his ground despite guaranteed defeat this too would have been honorable. Honorable is an adjective to describe one’s action as being morally good. By standing his ground Thaddeus actions would have been honorable because he stood up for what he believed in; instead of caving in to satisfy someone else’s morals. Despite guaranteed defeat standing your ground is honorable because at the end of the day you stand for what you believe is right. Thaddeus Stevens had to downplay his true political beliefs in order to gain passage of the amendment.
Jackson claimed to be purging the corruption, laxity, and arrogance that came with long tenure, and restoring the opportunity for government service to the citizenry at large through "rotation in office." But haste and gullibility did much to confuse his purpose. Under the guise of reform, many offices were doled out as rewards for political services. Newspaper editors who had championed Jackson's cause, some of them very unsavory characters, came in for special favor. His most appalling appointee was an old army comrade and political sycophant named Samuel Swartwout.
ANDREW JACKSON VS. HENRY CLAY A strong country, a growing industry, and making a good living is what voters in the 1830’s would care about when voting for a President. There were two choices. Andrew Jackson who had already served in office and was well known with the trouble that happened in the Nullification Crisis, and who had constantly opposed the Bank of the US, or Henry Clay who introduced the American System that showed voters the priorities important to them, that would make their country stronger and would help industry. Henry Clay wanted to build the country with the B.U.S. and Andrew Jackson strongly opposed it, so as a voter in the 1832 election I would have voted for Henry Clay because his American Plan would help the American
Jefferson hoped he could work well with Adams because both men shared an anti-Hamilton bias. His ideas were used more than Jefferson’s and made John Adams a lousy president. With his ideas, he provided his party with principles and strategy, aiming to win the election of
Jacksonian Democrats: The Guardians Andrew Jackson had a very controversial and polarizing personality. He was a ruthless individual who had a very common upbringing. Being an orphan and being poor as a child made him very likable. The public felt as though they could connect with him more than the other candidates. He gained many supporters and as a result the Jacksonian Democrats political party was created.
The Philadelphia Congressional election of 1794 was a excellent representation of how two different candidates can be viewed by the demographic layout of the people. In this case two certain men that were scrutinized were Thomas Fitzsimons and John Swanwick. These two men had differences that made them seem less and or more desirable to the American people as far as whom they wanted to follow. The election was won by John Swanwick because he supported many ideals that the people agreed with such as aiding immigrants. Fitzsimons on the other hand supported government actions such as raising taxes.
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When he became president he was for the people and thought any should be allowed to vote and run in government. He said that the rich had too much power but one the same hand he was rich himself now. On July 1832 jackson had sent a note to congress and it stated " It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purpose" (Doc 4). Later Jackson gets a letter back from Daniel Webster saying that his letter was him trying to turn the poor against the rich and cause problems. Jackson was trying to help the poor but he was only turning people against each other which is not very democratic.
To further quote Hutton’s introduction of Davy Crockett: “Men like Jackson and Crockett represented to many the triumph of pure democracy and a complete rejection of the European values of social class and aristocracy. These were common men who made their economic and political fortunes through hard work coupled with natural ability. The fact that Davy Crockett a dirt poor, dear skinned adorned pioneer who became elected to Congress, fought patriotically against the Indians in the Creek war, and promoted western expansion through his pioneer way of life, drew attention to Americans of all sorts because of the newly born obsession of success stories of the self-made
By 1840, more than 90 percent of the nation’s white males could vote. However it was spectacular that voting was democratized for white men, political democracy was not entirely achieved because restrictions on free African American male voters grew tighter and women were excluded completely. However, Jackson undermined the new gratifying political process with the Spoil System. Jackson believed that any American could do any job in government, so he fired federal employees who worked for Adams and replaced them with his political supporters. Not only is firing innocent workers wrong, it is corrupt for a president to use his power in order to gain more power through the venal support system.