Andrew Jackson’s politicsWhat grade would you give Andrew Jackson based on his:-democratic ideals-patriotism-campaign practices-suffrage-spoils…

Andrew Jackson’s politicsWhat grade would you give Andrew Jackson based on his:-democratic ideals-patriotism-campaign practices-suffrage-spoils…

Andrew Jackson’s politicsWhat grade would you give Andrew Jackson based on his:-democratic ideals-patriotism-campaign practices-suffrage-spoils…

Andrew Jackson’s politicsWhat grade would you give Andrew Jackson based on his:-democratic ideals-patriotism-campaign practices-suffrage-spoils…

I give Jackson the grade of A, but with reservations.Democratic ideals: Jackson believed every free, adult male should vote.  He did not call for woman suffrage, but that was not an issue in his day.  He did not call for freeing the slaves; some were doing so in his day, but those who wanted to free the slaves did not want to give the free black men the vote.  I do not like democracy; I believe the common man and woman are too easily brainwashed to do the bidding of Corporate America and its political lackeys. But Jackson’s beliefs and actions for democracy were very much compatible with his time and place.–A.Patriotism:  Jackson commanded the American military forces in the Southern Department during the War of 1812.  He invaded Spanish Florida and hung two British agents there.  When Florida was acquired by the U.S., Jackson was the first Territorial Governor of Florida.  He served as U. S. Senator.  He was President of the United States.  He once offered a toast: “Our Federal Union: It Must Be Preserved.”–A.Campaign practices: I don’t know much about Jackson’s campaign practices.  He, or his campaign machinery organized huge rallies and marches by the common man featuring posters of Jackson both as a general and as a common farmer.  He won the Presidency of the U.S., so he must have done something right.–A.Suffrage:  Jackson was on the forefront of suffrage for all adult men, and, so far as I know,there was little or no call by anyone at that time to give the vote to women or slaves.  But in my opinion, no one should vote unless his life-experiences have educated him/her to understand how government policies impact the country for better or for worse. But I cannot fail him, because he was following the trend for the time in which he lived, and trends are sometimes hard or impossible to oppose.–A.Spoils system:  Jackson’s philosophy was “To the party in power go the spoils.”  That is to say, all of the government jobs were given to fellow democrats.  There is something to be said for this.  The American voters elect a particular man to be president because he and his party make particular promises, and it is easier for them to fulfill the promises if the people in government jobs also support the promises.  Most people now-days say the spoils system is bad, but maybe they are wrong.–A.
Andrew Jackson’s politicsWhat grade would you give Andrew Jackson based on his:-democratic ideals-patriotism-campaign practices-suffrage-spoils…
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