Why Is Andrew Jackson Considered An Indian-Keller Dbq

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Scott Meyers Ms. Scott Honors U.S History Period 3 15 November 2016 Andrew Jackson: The U.S Demagogue In the latter half of the 1820’s, the American people were faced with one of the most difficult presidential elections in the young nation's history. Until this point in time, the common man was not concerned with politics and simply wished for the best man for the job. This being the case until The Panic of 1819, when Americans finally began to realize that their opinions mattered and no longer shall the common man be controlled by the old money of Washington, D.C. However, it was this type of thought that elected one of America’s most notorious Demagogues of the time period: Andrew Jackson. One of Jackson’s more memorable proposals was the …show more content…

In an article entitled “Indian-KIller Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot On List of Worst U.S. Presidents” by Gale Toensing, it is described that the infamous Indian Removal event known as the “trail of tears” involved more than 4,000 Native Cherokee deaths.(Doc 4 Par 3) With this number in mind, it is apparent that the amount of fatalities was a planned result and could easily be classified as a type of War Crime today. Along with this, it was later discovered that Jackson and his cabinet had not even followed the guidelines nor the regulations when dealing with “the Indian problem”. In history.com’s “Basic History of Indian Removal Policy”, it is explained that “It did not permit the president[…] to coerce Native nations into giving up their land.[...] The law required the government to negotiate removal treaties fairly, voluntarily and peacefully.[...] However, [it] forced Native Americans to vacate lands they had lived on for generations”(Doc 5 Par 3). This fact even further supports the idea that Andrew Jackson was not a man of morals even for his time. Although Jackson’s intentions were “good” in terms of manifest destiny, The Indian Removal

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