andrew jackson - Alice Wang Andrew Jackson was a polarizing...

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Alice Wang Andrew Jackson was a polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s. From leading Americans to an economical depression to essentially killing thousands of Native Americans, Jackson’s presidency was a complete and utter failure. Jackson disregarded the Constitution in favor of what he interpreted the people as wanting, reiterating problems from the past such as the balance of state and federal powers and throwing the system of checks and balances into turmoil. A major issue during Jackson's presidency was his refusal to sanction the recharter of the Bank of the United States. Jackson spent much of his two terms downsizing the federal government. Jackson thought Congress did not have the authority to create the Bank in the first place and viewed the Bank as operating for the primary benefit of the upper classes at the expense of working people. He saw to it that the Second Bank of the United States failed by vetoing Congress’s attempt to recharter the Bank weakening the economical strength of the United States considerably. In 1833 he forced the removal of the federal deposits from its vaults,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2009 for the course A, sb. taught by Professor Shepard during the Spring '05 term at University of Advancing Technology.

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