Andrew Jackson: Republican Or Anti-Republican?

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Today, Andrew Jackson is known far and wide in the United States as having been a large advocate of democracy. He proclaimed himself a Democrat, and while running for president, he campaigned that he would change the system to help directly represent the people instead of through representatives. Being a Democrat running against a Republican, most people would think that Andrew Jackson would be the most anti-republican person ever. However, that was not entirely the case. Jackson was neither anti-republican nor the most Republican person one can imagine. On a scale of -5 to 5, with -5 being anti-republican and 5 being extremely republican, I would rate Jackson as a -1. According to Rimini, “Jackson himself was fiercely committed to democracy.”

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