The charging of his would

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The charging of his would-be assassin is representative of how Jackson handled much  of his Presidency: strong-armed and unafraid. When Jackson decided on something, he  would relentlessly wear down his opponents. In addition to staring down the Bank  supporters and the nullifiers, Jackson slowly won an argument which the French  government that had dragged on for almost two decades. The French refused to pay  Americans back for damages caused on shipping during the Napoleonic wars, even  though they had paid such damages to the British. Then, finally, when damages were  assessed in 1831, the French made no move to pay them. But with the people–even the  Whigs–behind him, Jackson was not afraid to demand payment. In a message to  Congress he suggested a bill to penalize French holdings for the amount of the  damages, and in 1836 the French had paid four of six installments of damages. 
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