Andrew Jackson Dbq

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During President Andrew Jackson’s 8 year term he served as a superlative example of a real, American villain. Beginning with the Indian Removal Act, continuing on to the vetoing of the Bank Bill, the Specie Circular, issuing of the Nullification Proclamation, and finally the Force Bill, he continuously bashed the American way of life with all of his tyrannical actions. These such actions that were completed during his presidential term proved detrimental to the American economy of the time and the treatment of Indians in the pursuance of the Manifest Destiny. On May 28, 1830, President Jackson signed the Indian removal act which gave him further power in the quick removal of Native Americans in the eastern U.S. to territories west of the Mississippi river, mainly Oklahoma. Jackson argued that as white Americans move further west…show more content…
This was in response to South Carolina’s nullification of the Tariff of 1828, a tariff in which greatly stunted its economic growth. The tariff was put in place in attempt to increase the economy within the U.S. by restricting foreign trade, but it hurt South Carolina’s ports and export trade. Because of South Carolina’s refusal to obey the tariff set in place by Congress, Jackson pushes the passing of the Force Bill which authorized for the use of the army for compliance of federal law in South Carolina. Instead of sponsoring a compromise in congress, Jackson blatantly showed that he believed in the federal government's superiority and he was willing to use force to maintain that. The people of South Carolina viewed this as largely tyrannical and only furthered their demand for succession. Despite being mainly directed at South Carolina, this move drastically changed Jackson's previously popular public image to a power hungry tyrant, informally coined as “Jackson
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