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Although Jackson did do some good, like create the Democratic Party which showed that people did have the ability to vote and their vote was taken seriously, he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, and he vetoed the Second Bank of the United States because he felt that it was favoring rich people over the common people. All in all, both men did some good things, both men did some bad. But both changed America and definitely left a mark on it, whether it was for the good or the bad.
As the president of a large country, such as the Untied States, the president’s goal should be to assist the entire nation, not just his friends. Jackson only benefitted his companions in this system by bringing them in as people unfamiliar with the duties of a government official. Despite it only being the very beginning of Jackson’s presidency, he had hastily instituted a poor and inexperienced government that could sacrifice the well being of the nation. Jackson’s... ... middle of paper ... ...son instilled a faulty government system upon his arrival and enforced taxes that made his own Vice President turn his back on Jackson. Jackson is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Native Americans and the unjust relocation of over 70 Indian tribes.
He not only stereotyped African Americans as lazy and schemers he influenced society’s outlook on whites too. He made society see white citizens as the hard working people who were the backbone of the United States. He used this to his advantage to receive the white vote. Reagan brought back race-baiting in an aggressive way. Race-baiting destroys the middle class but that is not the first thought on politician’s minds; politicians just want to be elected and reelected.
In Thomas J. DiLorenzo’s book, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, he attempts to change how people in today’s society view Abraham Lincoln. Most people have the opinion that Abraham Lincoln was a great liberator, but in this book it seems like Lincoln was more of a great dictator. He supposedly did things for personal and government gain. In many ways the author’s main objective in the book is to destroy Lincoln’s reputation as the president who saved the Union at its time of need and fought to end slavery for equality for all Americans. In Dilorenzo’s book he explains Lincoln’s real views on race, his violation of the constitutional limits on presidency, his real economic agenda and how he started a war to achieve his goals.
Was Andrew Jackson the courageous, honor bound "man of the people", or, as his opponents liked to think, was he a hot tempered, poorly educated farm boy? This essay will present both sides of the case and try to reach a conclusion. Jackson used his power as President to further his belief in a limited federal government. He accomplished this by vetoing any bill which he deemed to be either hindering the common man's rights, or expanding the federal government's power. Ironically though, in trying to limit governmental control, Jackson increased the President's power by vetoing more bills than the previous six presidents combined.