President Andrew Jackson

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Christian Torres
U.S. History
17 December 2012
Mr. Anderson
President Andrew Jackson is a man of the people and for the people. Andrew Jackson was elected for two terms in presidency with good reason. Jackson has determination and persistence to help the common man that if it can help the people of the United States and make the United States a better country then he is going to do what he can whether it was constitutional or not. He did not do things to benefit the wealthy but for once again the common people. He has proven himself a man of the people through the Indian Crisis, the National Bank War, and the Tariff Crisis.

The Tariff of 1828 or also known as the “Tariff of Abomination” was a heavy tax on imports to boost up American industrialization and manufacturing. The taxes were too large and hurt many states that were not in the Northeast. The state of South Carolina felt that they had the right to nullify federal laws if they seemed unfair or unconstitutional. After 1832 the state of South Carolina was considering secession or withdrawal from the Union and this is when President Andrew Jackson steps in. The way Andrew Jackson handle’s this situation is controversial to the Whigs’ party and to other historians. However, the actions that he made were completely necessary in order to keep the United States of America united and in order. When South Carolina declared secession, Jackson threatened to send fifty thousand federal troops in order to enforce the laws. This shows the passion Jackson had for the country and in that way he did do it for the people. He kept everything in order, the country united, and earned respect for the National Government even though it went against his belief in high taxes.

“All preceding experiments for the improvement of the Indians have failed.” Quoted from Andrew Jackson, he feels that to make the country stronger he must continue to expand and continue move the Native Americans (Document E). Native Americans...
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