2 Andrew JacksonSeventh President of the United States
3 1. Appealed to the Common Man because he was one…… JACKSON THE MANEmotional, arrogant and passionate.Dueled---could drink, smoke, curse and fight with the best of themLawyer, Judge, senator, general and finally PresidentFirst president from the West1. Appealed to the Common Man because he was one……
4 General Jackson’s Military Career Defeated the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend in 1814Defeated the British at New Orleans in 1815Took Florida and claimed it for the US in 1819.Loved by his soldiers called him “Old Hickory”
5 BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSNew orleans4,500 U.S. troops led by Andrew Jackson defeat 10,000 British troops. Threatened the Louisiana Purchase.British defeated on January 8, 1815, 2 weeks after the Treaty of Ghent was negotiated to end the war.
6 8. Florida Becomes Part of US After War of 1812, Spain had difficulty governing FloridaSeminole Indians, runaway slaves, and white outlaws conducted raids into U.S. territory and retreated to safety across the Florida borderPresident Monroe commissioned General Andrew Jackson to stop the raidersJackson led a force into Florida, destroyed Seminole villages, and hanged 2 Seminole chiefsJackson captured Pensacola and drove out the Spanish governor
10 William H. Crawford [GA] Jackson’s Opponents in 1824Henry Clay [KY]John Quincy Adams [MA]John C. Calhoun [SC]William H. Crawford [GA]
11 The Election of 1824 The Election of 1828 Election of 1824, 355,817 voted.Election 1828, 1,155,350 voted.
12 Voter TurnoutIn the election of 1828, there was a much higher turnout of voters than in 1824.Jackson as considered a president of the “Common Man.”
13 Jackson’s Inaugural was a victory for the Common Man KING MOBJackson’s Inaugural was a victory for the Common ManThousands of commoners came to Washington, D.C. to see Jackson inaugurated……Inaugural
25 Jackson’s Professed “Love” for Native Americans
26 HW Assignment-- 1. Read and answer questions in Trail of Tears packet. 2. Pretend you are a member of the Cherokee tribe. Write a letter to President Jackson expressing your feelings about being forced off of your lands in the space below.1pg minimum-2 pg maximum.