Was Andrew Jackson Justified?

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Andrew Jackson's presidency was arguably one of the most controversial presidencies in the history of the United States. However, Jackson committed more villainous actions and made more villainous decisions than he committed heroic actions and made heroic decisions. First of all, Jackson viewed the Native Americans as conquered subjects who lived within the borders of the United States. He believed that they should not be allowed to have their own government within the nation's borders. However, Jackson's way of forcing the Native Americans to withdraw to the area called the Indian Territory was perhaps even more horrendous and unconstitutional as it included the death of one-fourth of the Cherokee Indians and Jackson disobeying the rule of the Supreme Court. Also, Jackson's strong beliefs against succession were villainous as they were essentially a threat to anyone who refused to comply with his decrees. Lastly, Jackson's war against the national bank was certainly villainous as it led to an economic crisis fir which, Jackson was entirely to blame. All of the aforementioned factors effectively demonstrate that Jackson was, in fact, a villain. …show more content…

Jackson's views of the Native Americans clearly illustrated his belief that they were and inferior race. Furthermore, Jackson's method of moving the Native American to the Indian Territory were truly villainous and caused a gigantic amount of deaths to occur during the Native American's march to their new home. Jackson's methods of forcing his views about succession being awful were also very villainous as they essentially threatened anyone who did not agree with Jackson. Lastly, Jackson's war on Mr. Nicholas Biddle's Bank of the United States led to the Panic of 1837. These facts are direct proof of Jackson's villainous

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