Was Andrew Jackson A Bad President For America?

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In Waxhaw, South Carolina, seventh president Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 of Scotch-Irish immigrants. He died on June 8, 1845 at the Hermitage, near Nashville, Tennessee. The Waxhaw area did not offer many opportunities for him to receive formal education, and what little was received was interrupted by the British invasion of the western Carolinas in 1780 – 1781. His mother and two brothers were killed around the end of the invasion, fixing a lifelong resentment towards England. Following the end of the American Revolution, he studied law in Salisbury, North Carolina. In 1788, he went to the western district of North Carolina, soon to become the state of Tennessee, as a prosecuting attorney. He was elected the first representative of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1796, but served only until March 4,…show more content…
Some of Jackson’s military feats include defeating the Creek Indians, who were threatening the southern border while allied with Great Britain, and the Battle of New Orleans, where he forced stationed British troops to evacuate the city. Jackson lost the presidential election of 1824 to John Quincey Adams, due to a “corrupt bargain” between John Adams and Henry Clay. However, Jackson won the 1828 presidential election by an electoral vote of 178 for Jackson to 83 for Adams. I believe that Andrew Jackson was a bad president for America because of some of his questionable choices for the young country, such as how Jackson handled the Nullification Crisis and the Indian Removal Act. These are by no suggestion the only choices Jackson picked that were questioned in the future. However they are important to his
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