The Jackson Era Summary

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Andrew Jackson: Hero and Villain, Democrat and Tyrant Historians just can't seem to agree about Andrew Jackson. Some see him as a hero; others believe he was a villain. Some portray him as the common man's warrior, a president who attacked a political system that ignored the people's will. Others say that he was a political tyrant, an executive bully who disrespected the processes and institutions essential to republican government. Some celebrate his liberal defense of individual rights; others condemn his racist removal of 90,000 Indians . Some view him as a great nationalist who saved the Union by denouncing nullification . Others claim that he weakened the nation by supporting Georgia in its defiance of the Supreme Court. The problem is that all of these conclusions are true. Jackson ran for president in 1828 determined to restore the will of the people to politics. He believed that Washington power brokers had ignored the people's wishes in 1824 when they
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