Old Hickory: Was Andrew Jackson A Hero?

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The success of Andrew Jackson presidency was particularly debated, due to the actions he executed in his office. Throughout his life, Jackson was criticized for his actions, but he proved himself a shrewdness and considerate politician. Historians seem to argue about Jackson, some see him as a hero, and others believed he was a villain. Jackson supporters tended to focus on his effects towards helping the citizens of the time and his issue with the bank. Jackson turned his attention to an issue that would define his presidency and forever reshape the office he held. Those who oppose him do so because his violent background and negative impacts towards Indians. Andrew Jackson’s presidency was effective with the decision he made
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Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act benefited all of the Native Americans. Andrew Jackson warned the issue with the Indians during his inaugural speech that was held on March 4, 1829. He declared that the removal would strengthen the southwestern. Andrew Jackson believed that the Cherokees would be better off in the west; without the influence from local authority and white men. Monday, March 23, 1829, Andrew Jackson gave a memo to the creeks that he was the father leader of his children, and that they should trust him. Meachum stated: "As a people, the Indians were neither autonomous nor independent, but were to be manipulated and managed in the context of what most benefited Jackson's America - white America" (7). Andrew Jackson tried to talk to the Indians as a father; but whether he perceived it or not at the time he was speaking with a forked …show more content…
The Nullification Crisis was an altercation over tariffs that emerged in 1832 when Congress refused to revoke the Tariff of disgrace. The Nullification was a crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, it was an attempt by the state of South Carolina to nullify a federal law passed by the United States Congress. This law was opposed by the south parts of New England; the exception of the tariffs was that tariffs would be reduced with the election of Andrew Jackson. “Whether some of the eastern states may not secede or nullify, if the tariff is reduced” (19) South Carolina was making a threat that they would secede from the united states, and Andrew Jackson was prepared. In 1828, congressed passed a tariff that Southern states felt that they were being deceived because the North was profiting as the South's expense. Andrew Jackson asked congress to enact legislation by permitting him to use federal troops to face nullification. The armed confrontation was avoided, and this made the south to back

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