they tried to "force" new laws on the colonists. In that perspective, they should
have tried to understand from the colonists point of view and what was happening
overseas. The should have settled it like adults by discussing what's best to do or
not, instead of just emphasizing things without thinking twice. Thinking about
what best for their child doesn't make someone a bad parent, but they should
listen and try to understand why their children are acting bad. But, I don't think
anything could have been prevented. You can always try to stop someone from
doing something, but if it's sent in their mind then it's hard to get them to listen.
Andrew Jackson Discussion: Andrew Jackson was one of the most influential presidents
in U.S History.
He fashioned himself as the champion of the "common man" and brought
a distinctive leadership style that left lasting impacts.
What were some of the key focuses
of the Jackson administration?
Give at least two examples and then take a position on
how they were either positive or negative for the nation.
There was a lot of key focuses of the Jackson administration. One of them was the
Indian Removal Act. This act was signed and finalized by president Jackson in
1830. It was a congressional act that authorized the removal of Native Americans
who lived east of the Mississippi River. Many indian tribes moved peacefully, but
many also resisted the relocation policy. This led to the Trail of Tears: which was
a forced journey of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to a region west of the
Mississippi. Although the Trail of Tears was a terrible incident that happened
because of the Indian Removal Act, this act was passed on the intent that land and
good (merchandise) could be traded for the current land on which the Indians
were settled upon. Unfortunately Andrew Jackson did not do that and forced the
Indians of their property. But there were a lot of pros and cons to this act. Overall,
I do not think that was positive or negative for the nation. Based on my research
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was not justified because both sides (Native
Americans and White Americans) were at a lost and gained little to nothing at the
Another one of his key focuses the Spoils Systems. The system that was
advocated by Andrew Jackson was based on rotation in office and rewarding loyal
supporters. Jackson had good cause in placing so much importance on loyalty.The
Spoils System has been around forever. The system of and by itself, is not "bad."
Only when someone is appointed to a position that they have no experience with,
or if they are appointed simply because they know the president, or whoever is
doing the appointing, then the system is bad. If a President could not appoint
people around him who had the same goals and desires for the nation, nothing
would get accomplished. This I would say is negative for the nation.
Mexican-American War/Manifest Destin
y Discussion: The validity of the Mexican-American
War and Manifest Destiny itself have been debated by historians and politicians.
country or the other be held responsible for causing the war or was it an inevitable clash of the
19th century forces, values, nationalistic attitudes and cultural differences? Also, in your opinion,
was the decision for the U.S. to declare war on Mexico the right one?
Consider the value of