Andrew Jackson Won the Election of 1828

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Andrew Jackson won the election of 1828, beating John Q. Adams. His victory was considered a win for the common man. Adams presidency focused on creating a more equal society for white males. Sadly, it didn't matter how many Native Americans were harmed to help the white population. His victory was referred to as the Revolution of 1828. However, Jackson's presidency was marred with some controversies.

*** Why could this election rightly be called a revolution

One of the controversies that surrounded Jackson's presidency was the struggling relationship between Jackson and his vice president, Calhoun. Calhoun began to push a constitutional theory referred to as nullification. This theory argued that states should have more power than the federal government. Jackson disagreed, stating that nullification was a form of treason. Also, Jackson chose Martin Van Buren to succeed him in the White House. This was due to Van Buren endearing himself to a family that Calhoun's wife had kept out of the social world.

Another issue that was a black eye on the presidency of Jackson, was his treatment of the Indians. Jackson saw the Indians as a sub-class of people. They were more of a nuisance than anything else. Jackson wanted to push the Indians west of the Mississippi. Jackson even resorted to force in a few instances when the Indians would not comply. The forcing of Native Americans to move from their homelands was referred to as the Trail of Tears.

The Bank of the United States had a monopoly on the deposits of the federal government and most financial processes in the country. Andrew Jackson along with a lot of the population. The groups that opposed the bank were hard-money and soft-money groups. Hard-money groups disagreed with bank notes or anything other than hard currency. Soft-money groups disagreed with the restraint on issuing notes freely. Jackson wanted to get rid of the bank but couldn't get out of the charter with it. Jackson...
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