President Andrew Jackson

President Andrew Jackson - President Andrew Jackson's...

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President Andrew Jackson's presidency was riddled with many disputes and issues. The infamous Bank War was an issue during Jackson's administration. The nullification crisis was also a serious issue during his presidency. The Indian removal issue was also a prominent issue during his presidency. Jackson's presidency was, and still is, widely criticized for his rash and outlandish decisions in retaliation to these issues. President Jackson believed the Second Bank of the United States was corrupt and took away from the people's power and money. He wanted to destroy the bank as soon as he was elected into office. Jackson's strategies to bring about the downfall of the bank were carefully thought out between him and his "Kitchen Cabinet", a group of close friends that gave Jackson advice throughout his presidency. Nicholas Biddle was the president of the Second Bank of the U.S. and Jackson's main adversary in the Bank War. At the young age of 37, Biddle was appointed president of the Second Bank of the U.S. Jackson felt that Biddle was young and inexperienced, and that the bank held too much power and it did not answer to a higher authority, giving it absolute control over the nation's money. Biddle stated that Jackson had no right to change the state of currency because he had no alternative. Jackson retaliated by stating that he
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