Andrew Jackson Court Martialed Analysis

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Andrew Jackson should not have been court-martialed for seizing control of two Spanish forts. To begin, in 1818 General Andrew Jackson took control of two Spanish forts in Spanish East Florida without permission to do so. Jackson had only been ordered to end Seminole attacks on American land in Florida. Because of this, John Calhoun demanded that Andrew Jackson be court-martialed. President Adams ,however, disagreed. He agreed that it was not right of Jackson to initiate military action, but argued that the American people would be greatly upset by a court-martialing of Jackson, their hero. As President, Adams knew the importance of pleasing the people. In addition to this, Adams also argued that because Jackson’s actions had not caused any
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