Perhaps the strangest element of Jackson

Perhaps the strangest element of Jackson - Perhaps the...

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Unformatted text preview: Perhaps the strangest element of Jackson's platform was his stance on Indian removal. Considering that his national fame came largely from his own Indian fighting, Jackson's desire to save what remained of the Indian culture and move them west to a permanent area beyond the Mississippi struck many as strange. He claimed such a move would be voluntary he said, but would allow the Indians to reestablish their nations out on the frontier. The prime issue for Jackson remained the Second Bank of the United States, although he tried to bury it in his message, referring to it only for seventeen lines. Given Jackson's previous financial problems with credit, he distrusted banks and especially disliked the Second Bank's vast influence on financial policy ever since it helped start the Panic of 1819. The Bank's charter would have to be renewed by Congress in 1836, the Panic of 1819....
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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