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The World Can Be Ruled Without Blood: Andrew Jackson

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“No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.” “Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.” In both of these quotes from the United States’ 9th president, the word ‘blood’ is used rather lightly. Throughout all of Andrew Jackson’s presidency and life before the office, he was considered a powerful man. He fought in many duels and served as a prisoner during the Revolutionary War when he was only fourteen. Because of his imprisonment, as well as growing up in the South amongst slavery, there is no question as to why he could have been a violent man. President Andrew Jackson was unconstitutional during…show more content…
This was because gold was found on Cherokee land in Georgia, and American citizens needed more places to live, expanding our territories further south. However, someone got in the way: a man named Samuel Worcester allied himself with the Cherokee Indians and sued the state of Georgia in 1832. This led to the Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court case. Chief Justice John Marshall ruled in favor of the Indians, stopping the removal, but Jackson didn’t listen, disobeying the Judge’s orders. For someone or something to be unconstitutional, it must first be judged by the Supreme Court. Though bills and laws that are passed by congress can be vetoed by the President, decisions made by the Supreme Court can not be changed by the President. After the ruling of the Worcester v. Georgia case, Jackson bypassed the Chief Justice and went on with the Indian Removal Act. The Cherokee, along with many other tribes from the area, were forced to walk from their homes to a designated area in Oklahoma. The Native Americans made this journey during the fall and winter of 1830 with nothing but the clothes on their backs. This journey became known as
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