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Why is the period from 1824 to 1845 sometimes referred to as the “Age of Jackson”? A. Andrew jackson served an unprecedented three terms as president during that time . Andrew jackson was the dominant political figure in the country during that time.
The period from 1820 to 1860 was a time of great change in the United States. The country was rapidly growing, and the people were changing. As more people settled on land and became prosperous, there was a growth in the middle class—people who weren’t rich, but also weren’t poor.
Jackson was elected the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Known as the “people’s president,” Jackson destroyed the Second Bank of the United States, founded the Democratic Party, supported individual liberty and instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans.
The 12-year-old from Salinas discovered that all the presidents except Martin Van Buren are related to King John of England, who was depicted as the villian in the Robin Hood tales. King John also signed the Magna Carta in 1215, which helped form the British Parliament. Van Buren’s descendants are Dutch.
John Quincy Adams
How unusual is it for a father and son to become President of the United States? It has now happened twice in our nation’s history: the Adamses (John Adams (1797-1801) and John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and the Bushes (George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) and George W. Bush (2001-2009).
Almost 30 years prior, when Adams was 14 years old, his father, John Adams, sent him to serve as the secretary to Francis Dana, who was being dispatched to Russia to seek aid for the revolutionary cause. Young though he was, Adams was very much a republican in the land of absolutism.
Petersburg, asked that John Quincy, then fourteen years old, accompany him as translator and personal secretary. A year later, John Quincy traveled alone for five months from St. Petersburg to The Hague, the Dutch seat of government, to rejoin his father.