Andrew Jackson 's Influence On American History And The Beginning Of Democratic Government

1362 Words Oct 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Andrew Jackson never sought to be a controversial figure in American history. He was considered a great solider and a leader of men. However, in his presidency, they wondered about this same great soldier and thought he would make a great president. Although Jackson sought to prosper the American people, some of his decisions went down in history as the worst start of democratic government. Several historians wrote about his influence in American history and the beginning of democratic government. This article was chosen in order to see what those historical writings and opinions were about.
In this article, the author Charles Sellers sought to analyze the information that was written about Andrew Jackson as written by several historians. They wrote from their political and social class perspective. The facts and opinions written showed Andrew Jackson as a very controversial and complicated individual. But was the information written truthfully and the complete story of Old Hickory? Was the information written-all of the information that is known-in order to make a true fact based opinion of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic leadership? The author sought to show the different attitudes and opinions of the historians and their thesis from political to democratic to economical. The author challenged the materials of autobiographical information and other historical reviews about Andrew Jackson. James Parton’s attempt at the first autobiography of Old Hickory conflicted the…

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