pandaqt asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Does anyone know about Andrew Jackson and his presidency?

In as much detail as possible, can anyone help me with these questions or give me sources that answer them?

a) What were President Jackson's policies toward native Americans like the Cherokees?

b) What were his (jackson) policies toward the Bank of America?

c) What groups or individuals opposed his (jackson) policies and why?


i have to write an essay on this for my college history class and i can't find the right information

thx 4 the help :)

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Bancroft originally pursued his career as a Democrat and even delivered the official eulogy following the death of Democratic President Andrew Jackson. However, because Democrats promoted slavery and strongly supported the secession of the South from the Union during the Civil War, Bancroft supported Republican leaders and even delivered the official eulogy following the death of Republican President Abraham Lincoln.

    On the national scene, James Monroe was President and the nation was experiencing what today’s historians describe as the “Era of Good Feelings”—a period marked by a lack of partisan political feeling. Indiana, Illinois, and Maine had just been added as States; America had obtained the Florida territory; Stephen Austin was leading settlers into Texas; the Seminole War had just been ended by General Andrew Jackson; Philadelphia organized the first school for African-Americans; and Liberia had been founded so that free blacks in America who wished to do so might return to their homeland.

    Andrew Jackson (who later became a U. S. President) was serving as a soldier in the American Revolution when only fourteen years old; he was captured and made a prisoner of war by the British.

    Isaac Shelby helped General Andrew Jackson negotiate a treaty with the Chickasaw Indians

    Jefferson considered it a “perversion of law” that the Judiciary should tell the Executive what to do. The precedent provided by Jefferson’s and Madison’s flat refusal to allow the Judiciary to interfere with Executive decisions was followed by other prominent Americans. For example, when the Court ruled that President Andrew Jackson was to take *certain actions, he also ignored the Court’s order. On what grounds? Jackson explained:

    Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.… The opinion of the judges has no more authority over the Congress than the opinion of Congress has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both. The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive.

    President Abraham Lincoln once reminded his audience of another occasion when President Jackson had ignored the Court:

    Do not gentlemen here remember the case of that same Supreme Court … deciding that a national bank was constitutional? [see McCulloch v. Maryland and Osborne v. United States Bank**].… [Jackson] denied the constitutionality of the bank that the Supreme Court had decided was constitutional … [saying] that the Supreme Court had no right to lay down a rule to govern a coordinate branch of the government, the members of which had sworn to support the Constitution—that each member had sworn to support that Constitution as he understood it.

    Source(s): *See Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 8 L. Ed. 25 (1831), and Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U. S. 515 (1832). **Osborn v. United States Bank, 22 U. S. 738 (1824).
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jackson forced the Cherokees onto the Trail of Tears.

    The rest you can read for yourself.

    From Fredrick Ogg's "The Reign of Andrew Jackson" available on

    "When the Revolution came, young Andrew was a boy of ten. For a time

    the Carolina backwoods did not greatly feel the effect of the change.

    But in the spring of 1780 all of the revolutionary troops in South

    Carolina were captured at Charleston, and the lands from the sea to

    the mountains were left at the mercy of Tarleton's and Rawdon's bands

    of redcoats and their Tory supporters. Twice the Waxhaw settlement was

    ravaged before the patriots could make a stand. Young Jackson

    witnessed two battles in 1780, without taking part in them, and in the

    following year he, a brother, and a cousin were taken prisoners in a

    skirmish. "

    At the age of fourteen, the sandy-haired, pockmarked lad of the

    Waxhaws found himself alone in the world. The death of his relatives

    had made him heir to a portion of his grandfather's estate in

    Carrickfergus; but the property was tied up in the hands of an

    administrator, and the boy was in effect both penniless and homeless.

    Jackson never fought in the Revolutionary War.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nope. Nobody. The facts of his Presidency have been lost to history.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I already graduated from High School. Try or and you will get your answers much faster than waiting on one of us to possibly lie to you just for the fun of it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hmmm... No, not without googling it. Try the Homework section.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Comment, really, yes, but I feel you should do your own homework. Thanks for playing

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