This lack of democracy and in many cases, violence, towards the mentioned groups leads me to the overall conclusion that whilst Jackson may have attempted and possibly succeeded in democratising politics, at the same time he failed to democratise American society. Andrew Jackson can be seen to have democratised American politics from the moment he was first elected due to his image as the “Common man”. Having risen from poverty in the South with very limited formal education, Jackson was the first President to appeal and to represent the interests of the non-landed classes like the traditional Southern states where he grew up. Because this was so new a concept, voters were given the opportunity to make a decision: to either support Jackson’s non-autocratic views or to disagree with them. This was the first time in American history that voters were given such choice due to difference of opinion of the two candidates, leading to the development of the two-party system.
Andrew Jack, our seventh president, was admired by many. He was said to be the common man and to this day has been one of the most famous presidents yet. Although he was preferred it is historically inaccurate to associate Andrew Jacksons name with democracy, because many of his actions were undemocratic, including the passage of the tariff of 1828, his Indian Removal policy, and his spoils systems. An example of Jackson’s undemocratic actions was the Indian Removal Act. In 1830 Jackson and congress passed this act which removed Indians by force east of Mississippi, in 1831 the Cherokees sued Georgia but the Supreme Court ruled that their nation was not a foreign nation so they could still be removed.
They had different ways of going about it, and succeeded for awhile before being brought down. Both men were born in countries other than the ones they ruled. Napoleon was born in Corsica, an island that was defeated by France a year prior to his birth. Napoleon grew up hating the French and he was quite proud of his heritage. His father, Carlo, was a representative of the Corsican parliament worked to secure Napoleon a scholarship to a French academy.
There he continued his self-education while serving as storekeeper, militia captain in the Black Hawk War, and postmaster. In 1832, he lost a race for the state legislature but won a seat as a Whig 2 years later, serving 4 terms and gaining statewide popularity for his homespun wit and integrity. During this period, Lincoln also began his private study of law, borrowing books from a local attorney, and was licensed to practice in 1836. Increasingly successful as a circuit rider, he settled in Springfield, the new capital. In 1847, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and during his single term became known for both his opposition to the Mexican War and the institution of slavery.
Ulysses S. Grant was well known for General and Commander of the union armies during the late years of the American civil war, and the 18th president of the United States. Although many people did not think he was that great of a leader, I found a lot of American history from researching him. It is really unbelievable that Ulysses Grant even survived his army career because of the rumors that surrounded him during the war. To me he had an amazing military career. He was first stationed in Missouri in 1846; this was when America went to war with Mexico.
Soon after his graduation, he left for Nashville to study law with the Nashville lawyer, Felix Grundy. James was allowed to enter the bar at the year 1820 but his very first case was to defend his own father because he was pressed with a fighting charge, after that his attorney career took off and became successful. A couple years later, in 1822, he enrolled in the local military , where he was eventually labeled as the Captain of a militia Cavalry regiment and later on, he rose to the status of a colonel. Polk's oratory became popular, earning him the nickname "Napoleon of the
Congress played a major role in the Civil War as the Republicans were in control of both chambers.After Election of 1866, the Radicals came into power and impeached president Johnson and controlled the Reconstruction policy. Then in the Election of 1874, Democrats regained control of the House and has continued to dominate the House. As Burns recaptures the long history, I came to learn new information regarding President Nixon’s political career, which was greatly damaged by the Watergate Scandal causing him to resign in 1974. The Watergate reshaped the relations between Congress and other branches and led to increased congressional oversight of federal intelligence agencies. The documentary ends with President Clinton in office for 1992, which caused the shift of balance of power in favor of the Democrats.
Stephen Douglas was a Jacksonian Democrat who supported the expansion of slavery, states rights and mass democracy. Abraham Lincoln was an ex-Whig who, before the debates, had a conservative view on slavery, which was to leave it where it was but expand it no further. He also supported a strong national government and was wary of mass democracy. The two had very different views that were supported by two very different groups of people. Lincoln started off his campaign very strong.
Adolf Hitler (Reign and downfall.) Speech 1, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on January 30th 1933. But he did not have enough power that he desired. Hitler came to the position of fuhrer through a democratic election. He convinced the Reichstag (this is the same as our parliament house) to grant him extraordinary privileges and ended up becoming a ruthless dictator, he was in power from 1933 to his death in 1945.
Still, this resulted in the end of Cannon’s long term position as the Speaker of the House. His four-year "experiment with personal power," as Author Bolles calls it, was over. The thesis of Blair Bolles's Tyrant from Illinois is that Cannon was a very conservative man who supposedly started the movement into "progressive" politics and produced the first concepts of the welfare state. I find this debatable because Uncle Joe himself didn’t even consider himself as a hard conservative like other Republicans such as George Norris and Robert Lafollette. He thought that America was a huge success and had no plans on changing or tampering with something he already considered to be great.