As John Tylerworked on foreign policy, his decision-making went smooth. He understood theimportance of the Asian Pacific region to trade so he sent a key diplomaticmission to China, which caused commercial relations. According to”millercenter.org” it states, “Tyler also extended the principles of the MonroeDoctrine to Hawaii, warned the British to stay away from the Hawaiian Islands,and began the process towards their eventual annexation by America.” SinceTyler extended the principles of the Monroe Doctrine to Hawaii, it was safefrom being colonized from European Countries since Hawaii is in the WesternHemisphere. Then America was able to claim Hawaii as a state with no interferences.
So when John Tyler worked on foreign policy he was able to manage strategieseasily from complications. As President,John Tyler assumed the role of Chief Executive. The Constitution states thatthe Chief Executive “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”.
“johntyler9001.weebly.com/chief-executive.html” states, “A notable example ofTyler’s executive actions, one that still affects us today is the annexation ofTexas.
In 1845, under Tyler’s direction, it was officially declared the 28thstate of the Union. The annexation was a slow process, including rejection bythe Senate, but it was eventually carried our, leaving us with the State ofTexas”. Even though this annexation was heavily debated on, Tyler did his dutyas Chief Executive and made Texas a state by law. He did not feel rushed andwas persistent so it was worth working through the entire process. AsCommander-In-Chief of the United States military, Tyler insisted for themilitary to be made stronger so he increased the amount of naval warships.”johntyler9001.weebly.com/commander-in-chief.
html” states “His efforts tostrengthen the military were responsible for the conclusion of the SecondSeminole War in 1842, after six years and seven months of bloody conflict.This war, centered in Florida, was the most expensive war waged by the UnitedStates against the Native Americans. Though the resolution was not peaceful, along and grueling war was put to an end thanks to Tyler’s direction.
” Eventhough there was a lot of conflict and disagreements toward the militaryfighting with the Seminoles, Tyler knew exactly what to do so he was trying hisbest to strengthen the military as much as he could to get the highest oddspossible for winning the war. After all the effort, it actually did pay off andthe United States won a brutal war. Officially JohnTyler ran for Vice President as a member of the Whig Party.
They mainlysupported Congressional power, economic protectionism, and modernization of theU.S. Tyler constantly struggled with the Whigs over bills, usually withdecisions that were left unsatisfied.
html” states, “What brought the tensionto its peak was a disagreement between Tyler and the Whigs regarding theregulation of tariffs. While Whigs wanted very high tariffs, Tyler vetoed twobills that would raise them beyond what he desired. At this time, it was rarefor a President to veto a bill. Presidents before him were also more likely toveto a bill based on constitutional grounds, rather than policy. His use ofpower to block bills also clashes with the Whig ideal that Congress should havethe most power within the government, rather than the executive branch.”Although the Whig Party’s intent was to benefit the United States with more powerin congress and modernization they went too far with wanting very high tariffsor taxes of imports and exports. So Tyler vetoed two bills that would raisethem beyond what he wanted.
His power to veto bills was debated by the Whigheavily because they think that Congress should have the most power within thegovernment but what Tyler did prevented the government from becoming corruptand brought balance to power before it spiked up in one part of the government. As Chief ofState, John Tyler was in charge of foreign affairs. One of his well-knownactions in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty made with Great Britain. “johntyler9001.weebly.com/chief-of-state.html”states “This treaty was made in response to ambiguity regarding where theborder between Canada and Maine was located. This ambiguity had almost led theUnited States and Britain to war in the past.
When this treaty was agreed upon,foreign relations between the two countries improved noticeably. Later in hispresidency, Tyler had attempted to make another treaty with Great Britain tomore clearly establish the border between Canada and Oregon.” Although speakingout this treaty was a risk to a war instead it did the opposite and madeconnections with Great Britain. John Tyler did this to try to give GreatBritain a chance and also clarify a few things to try to come to a compromisefor their and U.S’s constant disagreements, threats and fights.JohnTyler did some important executive orders during his time as president. Some ofthem were crucial acts and some others were special forms of respect to wellknown casualties. According to “www.
presidency.ucsb.edu” it states, “Asappropriate honors to the memory of these distinguished Secretaries, half-hourguns will be fired at every military post furnished with the proper ordnancethe day after the receipt of this order from sunrise to sunset. The nationalflag will be displayed at half-staff during the same time. And all officers Ofthe Army will wear for three months the customary badge of mourning.” This exampleshows that Tyler did care about citizens and that the tragedy on the UnitedStates Steamship Princeton was a sad mournful experience for a lot of people sohe showed a sign of respect by signing an executive order for soldiers toperform a gun ceremony.
Domestic policy was a littlerough while John Tyler. He disagreed with a lot of bills and discussions withthe cabinet and the Whig party. According to “miller.org” it states, “Within weeks, relations between Congressand the President had descended to mutual loathing. Tyler called a specialsession of Congress.
A bill resurrecting the Bank of the United States—the samenational bank that had been dismantled by Jackson—was sent to Tyler’s desk.While the President had little love for Jackson or his beliefs, Tylerconsidered the bill unconstitutional. Clinging to his cherished states’ rightsdoctrine, he questioned the right of a federal government to operate such aninstitution in a state that might not want it there. The cabinet urged him tosign it, but Tyler used his power of veto.
Congress passed another bill withlanguage they hoped would appease the President, but Tyler vetoed it as well.”Tyler had a relation with certain beliefs and people that left them beingenemies and disagreeing for various reasons so making a few decisions were hardduring Tyler’s presidency however most of the time Tyler did good. As ChiefDiplomat, John Tyler had to represent the United States in foreign countries.
Although he did not have a good reputation as a domestic representative he wasreally good at foreign policy. “johntyler9001.weebly.com/chief-diplomat/html”states, “In 1844, he was responsible for the formation of the Treaty ofWanghia with China.
It allowed United States merchants to be legallyextraterritorial while in China, learn Chinese, and gave the United Statesmost-favored-nation status in China. Needless to say, this allowed for commercebetween the two countries to expand greatly. He also negotiated a trade treatywith Berlin, though it was ultimately rejected by the Whig Party due tohostility toward Tyler.” Because of the treaty the U.S today gains a lot fromChina. John Tyler was excellent at dealing with foreign countries, so that iswhy today we have many commercial allies today however he was not good atdealing with the U.
S’s events that were happening often times making enemiesand being suspended from some parties but he at least did something to changeour nation.