Essay On Andrew Jackson

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The presidential election of 1836 is approaching. Besides heating discussions of the nominees such as Willie Person Mangum, we should also look back into Andrew Jackson’s presidency and ask ourselves: what type of president he is?
Andrew Jackson was elected as the President of the United States in 1829 and was re-elected in 1834. Born in poverty and became a successful self-made man, Jackson won the popular vote with a lie that he would be a “President of the People” and a “Spokesman of the Common Man”; being a military hero at the Battle of New Orleans, he failed his obligation to protect the 12 million people in America, but instead trying to turn the whole country into a place where the people were his soldiers and he would be the Commander …show more content…

When the bank just established its branch in South Carolina, people was dubious about what it would bring. However, doubts soon turned into cheers. International cotton and tobacco trading flourished because the British partners trusted our financial system, and the convenience of withdrawing money in any state in America pleased people who travelled frequently for business. “As the demand of cotton from Britain increases, the best thing about the nation bank is,” said Edward Burgess, owner of Burgess Plantation, “ I can borrow freely and store my money safely, and investing the bank seems to be very profitable. It facilitates private business growth and overall economic progress.” We thought this was the future of the United States. But once again, Andrew Jackson ruined everything single handedly. “ I have always been afraid of banks,” he said, “The Bank is trying to kill me, Sir, but I shall kill it!” He vetoed the recharter bill for the most ridiculous excuse that the BUS created “artificial inequality” by financially benefiting “the few at the expense of the many”. When did it become a crime to make money through hard working? Being completely ignorant about business and economy, Andrew Jackson’s destruction of the bank was a sheer disaster. The credit contractions the massive bank business suspension and unemployment have severely hindered …show more content…

He used the veto rights extensively, putting his arbitrary will above the Congress and the states. One of the most prominent political newspapers, White House Insiders, has expressed their concern that “the Congressmen have been complaining about President Andrew Jackson’s use of executive power to overturn legislative decisions. According to the congressional records, Jackson has vetoed over 900 bills. 100 times more bills vetoed than in George Washington or John Adams’s periods.” Horrible! Think about this. We can’t know for exact which bills he vetoed, except for the bank charter, but it’s a fair guess to say that among the 900 bills, many would benefit our country. For example, it could be tobacco protective laws, or international trading custom rules, or improved domestic transportation systems. But, what bills did Jackson pass instead? The Tariff of Abomination, the Force Act, and the Specie Circulation! Andrew Jackson has rejected everything that could potentially help the country grow and people have better lives, but enforced unconstitutional laws to inflict us, his people! If we didn’t stop the executive power from growing stronger and eating up the congressional and states’ power, our country would turn into a perfect copy of the British monarchy. The monarchy that our ancestors had bleeded to fight against. What’s the difference between a “President of People” who can run

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