He is often thought of as one of the most popular presidents. Andrew Jackson was democratic in many ways; he was a supporter of the common people, he helped the “transfer of national power from the country house to the farmhouse” (Document B), and be believed in the power of the people and “that all offices – whether appointed or elected – must ultimately fall under the absolute control of the people” (Document D). By believing and supporting in the people, Jackson won the favor over many americans. During his presidency, Jackson made many statements about offices and how long their terms should be and how they should be elected by the people, rather than by other offices (Document D). This won the favor of the public in many ways, mainly due to the fact that they saw a president who was representing them, rather than only wanting to put themselves into a higher position.
Also, he gave elected officials the right to choose their own followers to public office. Jacksonian Democrats also sought “relaxed property qualifications to vote”. Jacksonian Democrats were all about representing the common man, and, since it represented the powerful and wealthy eastern people trumping over poor farmers, they shut down the “Second Bank of The United States”. Populists were also about representing the common man. In fact, they wanted “free and unlimited coinage of silver” to help debtor farmers in the west that had borrowed gold from wealthy western Americans.
Jeffersonian Democracy – Women were not eligible for office holding, for Jefferson often questioned their intelligence. The educated elite males should be the ones in office. Jacksonian Democracy – Jackson used the spoils system for decisions for positions in office. All white males were believed to be qualified and positions should be alternated over time. How were candidates for president chosen?
Small though it be, it will make many mistakes, because it will be composed of men. Discord will reign there” (Democracy, Voltaire). His opinions on the pursuit of progress with abandon were that progress should be sought after but not without humanity and rationale in mind. He would not have wanted progress to be had on the sacrifice of human rights or the loss of rationality. He was somebody who “believed in progress and in the virtues of civilization, contrary to Rousseau’s belief that civilization corrupts man” (Voltaire, New World Encyclopedia).
Autocratic leader exercises autocracy system as the principal of the country. As autocratic means one ruler it is essential for that exact leader to be tremendous in governing and have good line of bureaucrats or else the country will fall apart. For Napoleon Bonaparte, he was a successful autocratic leader as he learnt from the previous mistakes made by several institutions during French Revolution. His key ingredients of establishing a strong autocratic government in France was divided into two views, political and social economic, according to historians. Some historians believed that political view was the reasons for Napoleon Bonaparte’s strong autocratic government.
While I agree that when making a decision that influences others’ lives one must be aware of the popular belief, people are not always informed on a certain topic of discussion. Consequently, I strongly believe that the opinion of the majority is not always right, as I’ve learned from two distinct historic incidents, that of the election of Hitler and the life of Thomas Edison. When they elected Hitler’s party by a big margin, the Germans thought they made the best decision for the future of the country. Deeply affected by the losses of World War I, Germany needed a strong leader, competent enough to overcome the troubles times. With ineffable self-confidence, Hitler decided to solve the economic problems by starting a war.
This is where the Constitution of the United States of America was born and with it came the opposing views of the Federalists and the anti-Federalists. The Federalists were strong believers in the Constitution, and believed that this was the only way to achieve a just society where people could have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Federalists were generally wealthy citizens whose profession, in most cases, was law, such as Federalist leader Alexander Hamilton, who studied law before becoming a politician. The supporters of this faction followed suit being “[p]ropertied and educated people" (National Constitution Center: Home). According to the Federalists, if the Constitution had parts to it that didn't work, it could be amended.
Leadership Styles Annamarie Jenkins HCS/475 April 30, 2012 Successful Leadership Style There have been many presidents that have serve this wonderful country, yet there is one in particular that stands out the most. President Franklin D Roosevelt was a president that helped get this country through the first depression. He had many obstacles to deal with in his personal life but he did what was needed through his unique leadership to obtain the success of the United States. The following paragraphs will discuss his leadership styles and qualities that made him a successful president. Why this Leader was successful What made President Franklin Roosevelt a successful leader was that he had so many styles that was unique and capable in accomplishing tasks as president of the United States.
Roosevelt’s republican party split, Taft’s separation from the ideas of Roosevelt, and Wilson’s democratic perspective bring light to the idea that although these men shared the progressive opinion, their ideas differed in many ways. Theodore Roosevelt was the brain behind the progressive party that would eventually lead to the split of the Republican party. Roosevelt called for the “Square Deal” between business, consumers, and labor and supported the “Strenuous Life”. Unlike the others, Roosevelt wished to destroy bad trusts and regulate the good ones rather than break them all up. Roosevelt was the first president to introduce progressive ways of thinking and although each president’s ideas were similar in ways such as trust busting and conservation measures, his ideas were the framework for the U.S. William Howard Taft was the presidential candidate hand picked by Roosevelt.
‘Government he said should offer “equal protection and equal benefits”.’ However this only applied to white males. Women, black people, and Native Americans were excluded from this. Jackson’s definition of democracy is probably far from the definition we have today however there must be some consideration as it was one