Should The Government Pullify Andrew Jackson Gullified?

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Andrew Jackson, despite being well known as the 7th United States president, seemed to act more like a king. With his opinion that the national government should have extreme power over the individual state governments, he seemed to be aiming for total control. He proclaimed equality for all people, while also ignoring the issues like slavery and women’s rights. At the same time speaking about helping the "Common Man" and the underprivileged, but doing nothing to help these groups. Andrew Jackson fought hard against nullification; a political idea that the states should have the right to “nullify”, or cancel any law that the federal government makes, so that if the government makes any “unconstitutional” laws, the states will be able to defend against it. Jackson also threatened violence against John C. Calhoun, a political opponent who supported nullification, when South Carolina “nullified” a federal tax, stating that disunion was treason. ANdrew Jackson also made his opinions very clear, stating that the Federal Government should have unprecedented power over all the lower governments, state and local governments included included. Does the idea of a central government having all the power sound familiar? It must, considering it is how every …show more content…

Jackson is often portrayed as a “man of the common people”, someone who stands out for the weak. But instead of putting these slogans into practice, he continues to allow rich plantation owners and slave owners to profit from their endeavours, instead of ever addressing the issue. Not only this, but he owned slaves himself. He, the great President of the "Common Man", was really a rich plantation owner who owned more than 300 saves in his lifetime. Not only this, but the issues of women's rights had not even begun to take shape yet, but Andrew Jackson is as guilty as everyone else in ignoring this

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