There is a common misconception that certain cameras are better for specific things. In general, this is absolutely false. If you are a paid sports photographer, you can justify a camera with a high frame rate. For portraits and landscapes and "night photography" and 99% of what most people do... any camera can do the job.
There is a misconception that certain brands are better at specific things than others... again, absolutely false. This also ties into the "I bought the wrong brand, if I buy the other brand my photography will improve". No, it won't.
You have a budget of $1,000. If that is for an entire kit, that limits your options slightly. If that is for a camera body, you have more options.
Basically, you take your $1,000 to your camera seller of choice. Peruse the models within your budget. Play with them. Hold them. Does the Nikon D3400 fit your hands better than the Canon T7i or does the Sony A68 feel better? Don't pass on the mirrorless models either, look at them too. Once you find one with the feature set you require, the ergonomics that suit you, and the kit that fits your budget... you have found your camera. Some people will tell you that this model with this sensor is 0.073% better than that model with that sensor.. but you won't see any difference at all.
They are all tools, and they all do the same thing in the same way. Image quality is not an issue with anything on the market now from any major brand. Lens quality is, and always will be, but again even the included kit lenses these days are perfectly good for most uses. Once you reach the limits of any included lenses, you can then decide on a replacement if necessary.