Andrew Jackson Was A Leader

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Introduction Andrew Jackson was a leader. He was a leader on the battlefront, a leader in office and a leader in his beliefs. Jackson had certain fundamental beliefs that shaped him as a person and would be the foundation for which he would rule the country. He stood by those beliefs and fought for what he saw as the right way. During his life, Jackson would fight many battles and tackle many fundamental opponents. Here, the topic brings into focus one area of importance to Jackson, the national bank, and individual states rights, as well as some the opponents he faced during only a few of the many issues he would take on during his lifetime. A few years into his term, Jackson set out to shut down the Second Bank of the United States.…show more content…
Biddle then stated that the Bank would spear head one of Jackson’s personal causes by intending to pay off the National debt, in Jackson’s honor. The offer came with the condition that the Bank would be granted a charter extension. Biddle also began to offer loans and financial favors to Jackson’s friends and backers, proving to Jacksons that his initial thoughts were correct in thinking that the Bank could play to the political policies and involve themselves in political processes. (Warshauer) Biddle took Jackson by surprise when he asked for a re-charter four years before their current charter expired, which also happened to be an election year. Biddle played on the belief that he could force Jackson’s hand out of fear from causing an election issue in the upcoming voting. Biddle was incorrect. (Warshauer) The re-charter bill went on the Senate floor in March and was graciously met with much support. Jackson issued a veto that would try not to anger the public and in return, not cost the Democrats support in the fall election. Jackson’s veto played off of the stockholding policies of foreign citizens and the questions the Bank 's monopoly, which brought up questions about the Constitutional laws that it might infringe upon. Jackson argued that its favoritism went against the role of a government that should stand for honesty, equality, and fairness. Congress tried
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