Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power

There they would hire people they were friends or shared a bond within the government.

For Andrew Jackson, his friends became the primary advisers.

Lesson 4: The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Issues …

Both Congress and the president have to take action when they agree that the economy is in need.

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The American flag was originally the British Union Jack with white stripes added. The American flag was created solely because ships needed to carry a flag. Adopting a flag was a trifling formality for the Founding Fathers. No flags flew in the early days of the American republic, and even the Founding Fathers were not sure what it looked like. A year after the American flag was adopted, a letter to the king of Naples, signed by Ben Franklin and John Adams, informed the king that the American flag "consists of thirteen stripes, alternately red, white and blue." In 1794, a bill was introduced to add two stars to the flag, because Vermont and Kentucky were admitted to the union. Congressmen objected that their important time was being wasted by such a trivial matter, and the bill was quickly adopted “as the quickest way of terminating” discussion of it. The Betsy Ross “stitching-the-flag” story is a fabrication, concocted by her grandson. There are no contemporary depictions of the American flag in American Revolution artwork. Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem that was wedded to a drinking song to become the national anthem, thought that the USA had begun the War of 1812 and deserved to lose it.

The Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Custer deserted his post earlier in his career, but his Civil War reputation got him lenient treatment, and he was merely suspended from duty for a year. Custer nearly did not make it to the Great Plains that summer to mount his presidential campaign. Grant knew of Custer’s ambition and tried clipping his wings, but Custer did some maneuvering, pulled some strings, and got into position to kill Indians that summer.

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Tyler was another slave-owning Virginian plantation owner who believed that the landed aristocracy should run the nation. As a congressman, Tyler was against the Missouri Compromise, not wanting any restrictions on slave ownership. Another slave-owning president was an embarrassing anachronism in the West during the 1840s. The abolition movement was strong by that time. The British Empire passed laws to free all of its slaves in 1833, and by 1838 ended the “apprenticeship” program for “ex-slaves” that permitted flogging. France was forced to by the European revolutions of 1848, leaving Latin American sugar plantations and the USA virtually alone on the world stage. About the sole feat of Tyler’s administration was bringing Texas into the national fold in 1845, which he did in cahoots with the next president, Polk, who was yet another slave-owning aristocrat. A treaty to annex Texas was defeated in the Senate in 1844 due to the slavery issue, then Tyler and Polk fabricated a legal end maneuver around the abolitionists so that only a majority vote was needed, instead of the two-thirds majority that the Constitution required for treaty-ratification. Tyler pushed through his strategy and signed the measure a few days before he left office.

issue of Jackson’s presidency—his war on the national bank.

By 1840, except for tiny Iroquois reservations in New York and the few Seminoles holding out in Florida, the Native American was virtually extinct east of the Mississippi. The vast tract of land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River, which the British set aside for native tribes in 1763, was now completely in the hands of white Americans. Tiny remnants of the Eastern Woodlands’ tribes were living largely in today’s Arkansas and Oklahoma, although the trend was forcing all of them into Oklahoma, which was about the most inhospitable land then known and available. Every single American president to 1840 was an unabashed, land-grabbing empire-builder. As the “frontier” kept being pushed back, killing Indians was the American way to fame and fortune. During the 19th century, being known as an Indian fighter was the quickest way to garner votes, and that trend continued after 1840.

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Land grabbing and dispossessing the natives was how America was built, and was the of Jackson’s career, but future CIA-asset Arthur Schlesinger won a Pulitzer Prize for his , published in 1945, and in it there is no mention of Jackson the land grabber, no mention of the Trail of Tears, no mention of his slave ownership, no mention of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which made him famous and won him the presidency. That is how a great deal of American “history” has been fabricated, by simply whitewashing over the greatest feats of the early robber-baron presidents, acting as if they never happened, and winning awards for doing so. Schlesinger was also the most prominent person to fabricate the Camelot image of the Kennedy presidency. The cultural awakening of the 1960s has helped ameliorate such nationalistic revisionism.