Andrew Jackson Dbq

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Andrew Jackson was the first person to be elected as a member of the senate and later elected president of the United States. He was a man of many contradictions who had little formal education. Jackson claimed he was a “people’s” champion, yet he excluded many, especially the Indians, from the country’s democracy calling them “savages”. (Schwartz, Lecture 19). With the exclusion of the Indians followed Jackson being a forceful proponent of Indian Removal. A strong nationalist, Andrew Jackson did not prove to be a true democrat due to his exclusion of the Indians from the era’s democratic nationalism. Jackson’s vision of democracy excluded any role for Indians, who he believed should be pushed west of the Mississippi River (Foner, 379). He
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