Andrew Jackson: Military Hero And Self-Made Man

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As the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson is regarded as a military hero and "self-made man". As a former U.S. House Representative and Senator, Jackson served two presidential terms from 1829-1837, and the policies and actions he took during these terms can be assessed as commendable, but not morally just. Andrew Jackson was "a man of the people", a President of influential power and pugnacious activity, who came to power during the Election of 1824. During his presidency, Jackson vetoed twelve bills of the twenty-first through the twenty fourth congress. Also during his presidency, Jackson faced the issues of South Carolina's legislature in the Nullification Crisis, and the schemes of Henry Clay in the Bank War. As a believer in slavery and fierce patriotism, Jackson made the push for the…show more content…
But, as "a man of the people" many similar beliefs are comparable to President Thomas Jefferson in a democratic government. The Jacksonian Democracy rejected Congress, pushed for more power to the president, and always found a way to implement controversy for anything. Jackson's presidency was full of controversial events, but none stand out largely compared to the number of vetoes the President put down. During his term, Jackson declared a total of twelve vetoes, rejecting bills that Congress put forth, the most a President had done up to that time. One of the more well-known rejected bills was the renewal of the United States' bank charter. Designed by Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, the bill would end the bank's charter four years earlier, creating an upcoming election issue. The proposal of this bill was planned as a scheme against President Jackson for the

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