Andrew Jackson a Tyrant

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Andrew Jackson "I cannot be intimidated from doing that which my judgment and conscience tell me is right by any earthly power." This quote by Jackson underlies the fact the he was a selfish, tyrannical ruler. He did not make decisions based on the interests of the whole nation but on his own personal benefit, in search of self- achievement. Although he was portrayed or possibly manipulated the citizens to believe that he was a president for the common man, that was simply not the way he acted. As president, he purposely ignored the power of the Judicial branch to judge laws, and strengthened the power of the Executive branch above the limits in the Constitution. He was also said to be rude and uneducated, which …show more content…
These are just a few examples of how Jackson's past may have contributed greatly to his presidency; he had hatred towards many rivals and not to mention the British. Another soon to be rival on Jackson's list was John Quincy Adams; this was because in the election of 1824, Adams and Henry Clay made what Jackson called "a corrupt bargain" And this caused Jackson to lose the 1824 election which he believed he had rightfully earned. But the election of 1828 was much different; from the beginning it was personal. Jackson was convinced that he was the winning candidate for president, and Adams' backers were horrified at the thought of a vulgar frontiersman in the White House. The year 1828 brought a complete and everlasting change to the way presidential elections were done. This was an extremely offensive election in which Adams' followers took the name National Republicans. They published in papers across the country this filthy and hateful report:
General Jackson's mother was a COMMON PROSTITUTE brought to this country by British soldiers! She afterward married a MULATTO MAN, with whom she had several children, of which number General Jackson IS ONE!! Although Adams and his supporters tried there hardest to corrupt Jackson's chances at becoming president, Jackson received three times the amount of electoral votes that Adams did, thus making him the President of the United States. Once in office Jackson immediately showed

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