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1. What were Andrew Jackson's hopes and dreams for the future?

2. How did Andrew Jackson work to change the United States?

3. How did Andrew Jackson react to key events happening in the United States?

4. Were there any key events in Andrew Jackson's life that helped shape his dreams for the future?

Writing an essay; need this information. I know most of it but need more details. Please help. Thanks so much!!

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  1. Have you Googled him?

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    Ms. Sue
  2. http://www.bing.com/search?q=andrew+jackson&form=EDGNTC&qs=AS&cvid=f140e48a8cf94c23b4661d8ef467e33c&pq=andrew%20jackson

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  3. I have a new idea, too. I know, it's rather a strange one, but you might want to read your text materials, too. They might have some information about President Jackson, too.

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  4. Ms. Sue, I did google him, but the things keep coming up.

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  5. What things? What do you mean?

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    Ms. Sue
  6. same things*

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  7. the same information keeps coming up* @Ms. Sue

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  8. Hi faith! I am writing the same essay and this is what I put about Andrew :
    Andrew Jackson was most certainly not a . The indian removal and his support for slavery were black marks on his presidency, but he did much more for this country than that.

    One of his main objectives was to get rid of the national bank. This was because he felt that the government (bank) had too much control over the people's money, and paper money was only worth what the government said it was worth. He wanted to get rid of paper money because the paper it was printed on was not worth the actual amount. Coin money was worth as much as its weight. So Andrew Jackson speculated that if someone had 100 dollars in paper money, and something happened to the bank and they couldn't back it in gold, then that paper money would be worthless. So Jackson was keeping the people's interest in mind.

    In 1835, Jackson managed to reduce the federal debt to only $33,733.05, the lowest it had been since the first fiscal year of 1791. President Jackson is the only president in United States history to have paid off the national debt. However, this accomplishment was short lived. A severe depression from 1837 to 1844 caused a tenfold increase in national debt within its first year

    He was also working class, so he gave a voice to those people. Jackson implemented the spoils system, which is a practice where a political party, after winning an election, gives government jobs to its voters as a reward for working toward victory, and as an incentive to keep working for the party. In other words, the government works for the people. Jackson was a democrat, in every sense of the word, and fought for those working class people, not just the aristocrats. He truly was "for the people."

    Andrew Jackson's election in 1828 is described as The Revolution of 1828. It brought to power the first American President not rooted in the Eastern aristocracy. He was elected by the "common" man and acted within that mandate.

    Jackson's Presidency is the beginning of the modern Presidency, one in which the powers vested in the office of the President grew immensely.

    Jackson was the first President to introduce the spoils system to national government, basing appointments on political support. Thus, patronage - present on a state level - became predominant on a national level. Jackson used his function as the head of the party to enhance his power.

    Jackson used his veto power extensively. He vetoed more bills in his term of office than all the previous presidents put together. Jackson was also the first to use the pocket veto, a delaying tactic in which the President does not sign a bill within ten days of the end of the Congressional term, preventing it from becoming law.

    One of Jackson's major tests as President came over the issue of tariff and nullification. This conflict masked the larger issue of states rights. There had been rising sectional unhappiness over the higher tariffs imposed by the federal government. South Carolina objected outright to the tariffs, and to counteract the tariffs, passed a nullification act. Jackson refused to tolerate such an act, and threatened to hang those supporting it. Eventually, a compromise was reached, but not before the groundwork was laid for an ongoing tension between the states and the Presidency which would eventually lead to the Civil War.

    Jackson was a major opponent of the Second Bank of the United States, considered an instrument of the Eastern establishment. He succeeded in having the bank's charter revoked.

    When Jackson retired from the Presidency, he departed with his popularity intact and the Presidency a much stronger institution.
    He reacted by winning the Battle of New Orleans which technically happened 2 weeks after the War of 1812. He told Calhoun of South Carolina tried to secede, he would bring the army. He kicked the Cherokee out of Georgia and they were forced on the Trail of Tears even though the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Native Americans.

    James K. Polk on the other hand won the presidential election on an expansionist platform. During Polk's term of office, the United States acquired over 800,000 square miles of western territory and extended its boundary to the Pacific Ocean. He had four specific goals for his administration, and accomplished all of them: Reestablishment of the independent treasury system, Lowering the tariff, Settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute at the 49th parallel, Acquisition of California, New Mexico and most of present-day Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. His vision was for a basic economical government, and a policy of peace.

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  9. dont copy it its just cheating if you do...

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