Andrew Jackson Dbq Essay

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Andrew Jackson was a hero to America. He served as a great seventh president for this country. Since he was in the military, he made a name for himself, he became a wonderful General that helped the U.S. He was a mere common man, who had to join the army when he was thirteen years old. If anyone could come up with the best ways to make the country best for everyone, not just the elite, it would have Andrew Jackson. Before Andrew Jackson, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were in a disagreement whether the Bank Of America was constitutional or unconstitutional. Andrew Jackson knew it was unconstitutional, so he vetoed making the second bank. Although the people that were the angriest about this were the elite, he still stood by his decision. …show more content…

By 1802 he was a general who lead armies into war. He made sure he could keep most people he could alive during the First Seminole War in Florida. “He was finally promoted to major general in the regular army. Jackson also later led troops during the First Seminole War in Florida” (Source 1). If Andrew Jackson could win in the battle against the Native Americans than he proved himself loyal to this country. “General Jackson emerged a national hero from the War of 1812, primarily because of the device defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans” (Source 1). People looked up to him and at that time the people needed someone to look up to. He was a national hero, not a tyrant. “Thousands and thousands of people, without distinction or rank, collected in an immense mass round the capital, silent, orderly, and tranquil” (Source 2). Margaret Bayard Smith even described that many people went to the capital just to see Andrew Jackson. Even so with so many people looking up to him, he may have crashed under the pressure and was not able to always do the right thing for …show more content…

“But should you listen to the bad birds that are always flying about you and refuse to move, I have then directed the commanding officer to remove you by force (Source 5). Even though he knew that his people deserved the land he still wanted them to move so that other people can take their land. Even Thomas Jefferson knew that Andrew Jackson was not good for the role of president. “‘He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place”’ (Source 1). Though everyone doubted him in the end of his term he left America better than ever. He helped the military and the farmers, who did not have much say in the government in the first

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