JQA, 1825-1829 “Tainted Election” Great Sec of State Personality and skills not presidential First elected w/out majority National University Astronomical Observatory Internal improvements Supported Cherokee rights Tariff of Abominations
Denmark Vesey, leader of 1822 Slave revolt in South Carolina
Slave Revolts in America 1739 Stono Rebellion 1800 Gabiel Prosser 1822 Denmark Vesey 1831 Nat Turner 1839 Amistad
Let it stand as a principle that government originates from the people; but Let the people be taught…….that they are not able to govern themselves.” -Jeremy Belknap, New England Clegyman
“Whenever the real power in government lies, there is a real danger of oppression. In our Government the real power lies in the majority of the community….” -James Madison, Federalist #10
“Democracy is the worst of all political evils” -Elbridge Gerry
The mob begin to think and reason. Poor reptiles!......They bask in the sun, and Ere noon they will bite, depend upon it. The gentry begin to fear this.” -Gouvernour Morris (wrote preamble of Constitution)
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”-John Adams
“The people who own the country ought to govern it.” -John Jay
Andrew Jackson: The inauguration of the “New Democracy” Universal Manhood Suffrage Power of the West, frontier aristocrat Spoils System, patronage, “Rotation System” Kitchen Cabinet (6 officials, 13 others
Andrew Jackson, founder of the Modern Democratic party Jackass…….Jackson……..hmmmmm
Andrew Jackson Badass Fact #5 In 1835, a would-be assassin pulled a pistol on Andrew Jackson as he was walking through the Capitol. He pointed it at Jackson and pulled the trigger at point-blank range, but nothing happened. Jackson's aides were stunned -- it was the first assassination attempt on a US President in history. The man, Richard Lawrence, then pulled another pistol and attempted to shoot, but Andrew Jackson, ever the badass, pulled out his cane and beat him down. Today, Andrew Jackson remains the only President man enough to have beat up his own assassin. In 1835, a would-be assassin pulled a pistol on Andrew Jackson as he was walking through the Capitol. He pointed it at Jackson and pulled the trigger at point-blank range, but nothing happened. Jackson's aides were stunned – it was the first assassination attempt on a US President in history.
The man, Richard Lawrence, then pulled another pistol and attempted to shoot, but Andrew Jackson, ever the badass, pulled out his cane and beat him down. Today, Andrew Jackson remains the only President to have beat up his own assassin.
Jackson’s First Term….. Crazy inaugural party Kitchen Cabinet Spoils System Peggy Eaton Affair iso Calhoun Maysville Road veto South Carolina Exposition leads To Calhoun’s resignation
Andrew Jackson & His new and improved VP, 1832 edition: Martin Van Buren “Old Kinderhook” “The little Magician”
“Liberty and Union, now and forever” -Daniel Webster
. “Such grants [of money by the federal government] have always been [passed] under the control of the general principle that the works which might be thus aided should be "of a general, not local, national, not State," character. A disregard of this distinction would of necessity lead to the subversion of the federal system.... I am not able to view [the Maysville Road Bill] in any other light than as a measure of purely local character.... It has no connection with any established system of improvements; [and] is exclusively within the limits of a State [Kentucky].... Source: Jackson’s Veto of the “Maysville Road Bill” (1830)
PresidentVetoes 1. FDR635 2. Cleveland584 3. Truman250 4. Eisenhower181 5. Grant93 6. T. Roosevelt82 7. Ford66 8. Reagan62 9. Wilson44 10.Nixon43 Jackson12 GW-JQA10 Top Ten Presidential Vetos
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