Andrew Jackson Was An Influential President

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According to Andrew Jackson, “It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes”. Jackson believed that the rich were using their position of power to become wealthy. Jackson’s main goal during his presidency was to shift the power from the rich overpowering leaders to the more common people. He believed that the common people would do a better job at running the government and he wanted the voices of the people to be heard. Jackson was a debated president during his presidency however he did many influential things that was important to the overall benefit of the country. Even though he set up the Trail of Tears that forced many Native Americans from their homes ,Andrew Jackson was an influential president because he destroyed the national bank which ultimately saved our country from debt and he was instrumental in the acquisition of Florida. Andrew Jackson continues to prove that he was an influential President because the things he did when he was president continue to benefit United States to this day.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in North Carolina. His family immigrated before he was born from Scotland and Ireland however Jackson was born in the United States. His family was a modest farm family who worked hard for their money. Jackson earlier in his life was a lawyer and later served as a military general during the time that Monroe…
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