Andrew Jackson Movie Notes Andrew Jackson History Channel Episode
Jackson Movie Notes
Andrew Jackson History Channel Episode
Called “Old Hickory”
Very good fighter
January 8, 1815 Andrew Jackson and army won the battle of New Orleans
In 1781, when Jackson 14, taken as prisoner by British.
When officer says clean my boots, Jackson says know and is hit in head by sword. This begins Jackson’s hatred for British.
Got small pocks in British camp and mother Elizabeth got them out. Had to walk many miles to get home.
Older brother died
Jackson almost died in his cabin in NC, but survived through his mother nurturing him
Raised by relatives after mom died from disease
When guardian tries to hit him, Jackson retaliates and says “if
you hit me
, you are a dead man”
Earned money from gambling
Educates himself in law
Jackson takes Florida from Spanish without order before presidency
Although didn’t like
Spanish and native Americans
, he HATED the British for good reasons
Becomes governor of Florida
Got sick and became outraged with political corruption in government
Rachel Jackson nurtures him back to health
He decided he
wanted to run for president
Electors are chosen by state voters so they are sort of directly voting in 1824
He got most votes out of candidates, but.
Electors choose final president from top 3
Henry Clay gives support to John Quincy Adams and Adams names Henry clay becomes secretary of state
Jackson and supporters are very angry and think they should have won
Starts to campaign for next presidency in 1825.
Other candidates criticize Jackson for his affairs with Rachel and say horrible things about his wife and mother
Jackson wins next presidency in November 1828
On December 22 of
that year Rachel Jackson dies
Goes into deep depression and thinks that political enemies killed Rachel
Inaugurated in March with a massive happy crowd
Reveals Jacksonian democracy to congress and America
Remove Native Americans from East to West
away US bank
Do away with electoral college
Does away with paper money. Uses hard money… gold, silver. Money that is actually worth something.
Agenda too ambitious in the early part of his presidency
Turns attention to federal/state government arguments. Nullification.
North Carolina wants to break apart from U.S. if they have to follow federal laws
Jackson threatens NC and they did not try
Thinks bank is unconstitutional and gave too
much power to private bankers
, not American people
Clay and head of bank Biddel try to renew bank charter right before next election so Jackson does not want to veto it and look like jerk so he doesn’t get re-elected
Cut himself to relieve stress/bacteria and headaches
However, Jackson vetoes it and he wins next election
Biddel fires back and raises interest
rates to annoy Jackson
Takes gold and silver and puts it into state banks
Pays off national debt by selling off land from LA purchase to Americans
Proudest moment as president is paying off the debt
Wanted to fulfill the common man’s interest and president
Gets Indian removal act through congress – 1830
This takes away all Indian land
and takes away all treaties
Very vicious act and he hates Native Americans who don’t fit in
Cherokees he fought with earlier very angry with him – leads to Trail of Tears in 1837. 10,000 Native Americans die on the
Trail of Tears
Opponents attacked Jackson by saying he was destroying democracy
Jan. 30, 1835 - Richard Lawrence, unemployed house painter tries to assassinate Jackson but fails. Jackson was 67 years of age.
Martin Van Buren (his protégé) becomes the next president.
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