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Andrew Jackson’s Storied Life19:07Andrew Jackson - The most controversial American of the 19th centuryLoved / hatedDemocratic hero / ill mannered, ill tempered autocrat 1st American president to be a child of the frontier, had a lot to do with native americanshated banks and did his best to destroy bank of the US that Alexander Hamilton put in place in 1790sosaw bank as a tool for elites to monopolize wealth in the nation – populist Jackson made his career on depriving Indians of their land, saw them as expendable & destined for extinction In favor of moving Indians west and depriving them of home land  even Cherokee who lived like their Georgia neighbors, wanted gold that was in their landsChampion of white man’s democracy Embraced slavery, didn’t want to change it at all, didn’t see it as a sinGet rich by acquiring lands taken from IndiansControversial President: some celebrate his democracy and independence others seen as monsterHow he reflects his times and shaped his timeDaniel BooneFirst frontier hero1st

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