Hello, I’m here today to convince you that a man, not just any man but the 7th president, did more damage to our government than any other president. Being one of the first presidents every action he took, every decision big or small set the tone for presidents to come. It was crucial that he was careful and watched every move he made. I’ll begin to look into this with you today and reveal the many unwise decisions Andrew Jackson made.
So first, we’ll go into a little of his past to show where he came from.
Before, Andrew Jackson was born his father passed away. On March 15, 1767, Andrew was born in the Waxhaw’s region, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. His mother raised him and his two other brothers. She was very serious about his education and made it a point to focus on that in his youth. Now, at age 14, he joined the regiment along with his brothers to fight the British. One brother was killed during the first small battle. He and his other brother were captured by the British where they both contracted smallpox. His mother helped get them released and soon after both his brother and mother passed. Orphaned at a young age he bounced around being raised by relatives and staying with friends as he finished school. He taught for several years at 17, and decided he wanted to become a lawyer.
Andrew was determined to make something of himself, so he set out and asked the local judge to train him. He quickly began practicing law, and not long after was made a judge in Tennessee. He retired in 1804, bought the Hermitage property which included 400 acres of cotton, and owned 40 slaves. Jackson’s military career began in the revolution, where he became major general of the Tennessee militia. He later emerged as a national hero from the war of 1812.
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Now that we’re past his early accomplishments, let’s get to his personality and character.
As a young adult already hardened by war Jackson was wild, aggressive, and some might say he was somewhat of a hooligan. He was given the nickname “old Hickory” which he received during the war of 1812, because the men said he was tough a hickory wood. He was the type of man you never wanted to make an enemy of, because his solution for every problem, with him was always a duel.
He once challenged Charles Dickinson, the son-in-law of a man who owed him money for a horse to a duel. THE SON IN LAW of THE MAN THAT OWED HIM MONEY!?! Charles also apparently bad-mouthed Jackson in the newspaper. The duel happened and Charles got off the first shot, hitting Jackson in the chest, not even flinching Jackson fired off a shot killing Charles Dickinson! This just shows how tough Jackson really was.
Now onto the Election of 1828,
Jackson took the position of the common man’s president. That he represented the farmer, the soldier, the working man instead of the elite. This was the first election that became a name bashing, make the other person look as terrible as they can to win type of an election. Jackson accused his opponent Adams of misusing public funds for purchasing gambling devices. Which was seriously exaggerated since it was a pool table and chess board? The accusations made against Jackson were way worse. He was called a murderer for executing militia deserters (“the coffin handbills” six coffins for the six men), for dueling, and an adulterer for marrying a woman who was still legally tied to another man. The thing is he really did order that 6 men to be executed for abandoning their duty without permission. But, in my opinion although the attacks made on Jackson were severe they were very true. This should have raised a lot of questions and fears in regards to his true character, but the public loved him and saw him a common man defeating the elite. He was well supported and won the popular vote and electoral vote. O LAWD.
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Instead of offering John Q. Adams a job, as was custom, Jackson refused and thus began the spoils system.