Andrew Jackson Failure

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Andrew Jackson was an orphan and a veteran at the age of fifteen, he taught school a little and then read law in North Carolina. In 1787, he accepted an offer to serve as a public prosecutor in North Carolina. In 1788, he built a legal practice, entered in trading venturers, and began to acquire land and slaves. During his presidential campaigns, his opponents charged at him with bigamy and wife-stealing. His rise to politics was a quick succession, he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1795, then Tennessee's first congressman, then a senator. He resigned his senate post after one year and taking a job closer to home, as a judge of Tennessee's superior court. In 1802, he challenged Governor John Sevier for election as…show more content…
Jackson faced with a domestic affair called the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Act established a process where the President could grant land west of the Mississippi River to Indian tribes that agreed to give up their homelands. The U.S. government tried to move the Indians from their ;lands. This failed because the government would be violating both treaties and Supreme Court to facilitate the spread of European Americans westward. In 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson led an expedition against the Creek Indians climaxing in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend, where he defeated the Creeks and destroyed their military power. He forced the Indians upon a treaty to give up over twenty one million acres of their traditional land. Over the next decade, Mr. Jackson led the way in the Indian removal campaign, helping to negotiate nin of the eleven major treaties to remove Indians. Mr. Jackson encouraged the Congress to pass the Removal Act of 1830. By the end of his presidency, he had signed into law almost seventy removal treaties. Another domestic affair is slavery and abolition, which was forcefully brought into politics. Northern evangelical opponents organized and began to bombard the nation and Congress pleas and petitions to rid the republic of this astounding mistake. People defending slavery responded with violence. South Carolina nullifiers, liked abolitionism to the tariff as part of a systematic campaign of Northern sectional oppression against the South. Andrew Jackson had bought and sold slave and used them to work his plantation. He perceived it as a threat to sectional harmony and his own national Democratic
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