According to DBC “Jackson became a National Hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans” This is in reference to Jackson’s efforts during the Battle of New Orleans in 1812 in which he was the command in chief and in which his strict Andrew Jackson was also seen as a hero by DBC due to the fact that he “took on a elite political system of which the will of the people was not always recognised by Congress”. in particular after the 1824 election in which Jackson, ran under the banner of the Democratic Republican Party, Jackson was not elected President due to the fact that he had failed to receive an electoral majority and despite getting a higher popular vote than John Quincy Adams the latter was elected. After Adams’ election in 1824, Jackson immediately began campaigning for the election four years later. He argued that the government had “stolen the election from the American people” by electing his opponent Adams as president despite receiving a less popular vote than Jackson. He also put himself to the people as an individual who had had to make his own way in the world, unlike the previous Presidents, including the current incumbent (John Quincy Adams) who had been born into wealthy families and had been given a great education.
From challenging Douglas as a republican to debates mostly about slavery. To the election of 1860 against Stephen Douglas for the position as president. From writing the EP to end slavery for the United States. And to his final death as a president. This truly was a legacy of the president of the United
The Monroe Doctrine, a policy of the United States introduced on December 2, 1823, expressed the idea, among other important foreign policy objectives, that new countries should be allowed to develop without interference from stronger nations. It stated that future efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression (USDS Basic Readings). Some of the major events that caused President James Monroe and his secretary of state, John Quincy Adams to develop this Doctrine concerned South American countries and their newly achieved independence. „The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 marked the breakup of the Spanish empire in the New World. Between 1815 and 1822 Jose de San Martin led Argentina to independence, while Bernardo O'Higgins in Chile and Simon Bolivar in Venezuela guided their countries out of colonialism.
The United States, working in agreement with Britain, wanted to guarantee that no European power would move in. President James Monroe first stated the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. The term "Monroe Doctrine" itself was coined in 1850. By the end of the nineteenth century, Monroe's declaration was seen as a defining moment in the foreign policy of the United States and one of its longest-standing tenets. It would be invoked by many U.S. statesmen and several U.S. presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and many others.
Word your time line information in the way that makes the most sense to you. 1801 A tie vote between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr brings the election to the House of Representatives. Each state’s delegation cast one vote, and Jefferson is elected president. 1803 Jefferson authorizes the Louisiana Purchase, compromising his political principle that the government could only act according to the Constitution. The new territory doubles the nation in size.
With all other powers off limits to the federal government, they didn’t get too powerful. It was Theodore Roosevelt who became president in 1901 who had an immense impact in changing this outlook. He took a stand saying that the power not forbidden, as well as not granted to the federal government should be in their hands. With individuals such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B Johnson, Roosevelt spread his claim. From here the clash of the power struggle deepened.
George Washington stated that they should deal with “sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial [to Britain].” He may have stated this for he was the first to be the role model of the future presidents, therefore he would want to leave a legacy that will effectively put American in the positive direction. As a neutralist, George Washington advised Thomas Jefferson to not be involved in any affairs or involvement with other nations on March 13th, 1793 (Doc B). The first president would have written this to Jefferson because Washington strongly opposes any interactions with other nations. An additional document that may further help analyze the evolution of America and the foreign policy would be
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.
Katheryne Gottlieb U.S history November 22, 2011 Foreign Policies “The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong,” James Monroe (brainyquote.com). Monroe believed that the United States should stay out of foreign affairs, unless the safety or security was threatened by another country, and that Europe should stay out of American affairs. Monroe stated that the Americas were no longer open for European colonization. Even though a few amendments have been made to the doctrine America still uses some of the ideas of Monroe’s ideas in decisions made by the government.
intervention.  At the same time, the doctrine noted that the United States would neither interfere with existing European colonies nor meddle in the internal concerns of European countries. The Doctrine was issued in 1823 at a time when nearly all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved or were at the point of gaining independence from the Portuguese and Spanish Empires; Peru consolidated its independence in 1824, and Bolivia would become independent in 1825, leaving only Cuba and Puerto Rico under Spanish rule. The United States, working in agreement with Britain, wanted to guarantee that no European power would move in.  President James Monroe first stated the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress.