Who Is Andrew Jackson Dbq

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Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, is known for many accomplishments during his time. Known as “Old Hickory”, Jackson was a man that meant straight business and was the only American whose name graces a whole period in our history. Known for defeating the British in the town of New Orleans, Jackson ranks as one among the greatest presidents of the United States of America. He was also the first president to build a modern political party, known as the Democrats, and the first president to maintain a large circle of private advisers, known as the kitchen cabinets. Also known for his vetoing of bills, he declined more bills than all presidents before him. The act for Indian Removal was huge for Jackson because he saw it as taking over their land. In Daniel Feller’s article, he states “There is no doubt that removing the American Indians, was centrally important to Jackson.” (CITING?) This shows Jackson’s motivation to push the Indians out of their own land to increase Americans territory was huge. In American Lion, Meacham states, “Jackson’s men were…show more content…
The South Carolina convention nullified the Tariff of 1832, which made Jackson have a tough decision to make, “use forces to bring the state into line or let the state make themselves into an independent state.” (CITING?) Jackson had to find ways to preserve the Union so that southern states would not join South Carolina and lead to the secession of several states. Feller states, “Nullification would inexorably lead to secession and secession meant civil war.” (CITING??) Meacham states, “That if a war came, which many feared so, General Jackson would hang those that he could get ahold of, and there would be a bloody war of it.” (CITING??) These quotes show that nullification was devastating to the United States and Jackson did the right thing when taking care of
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