The Age Of Andrew Jackson

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The Age of Jackson was the time period from 1828-1845. These years gave way to many contentious and questionable decisions made by Andrew Jackson himself, that played a huge role in the political standpoint of our nation. Some favored Jackson while others detested him usually depending on their location, beliefs, and race. Even though numerous amounts of people were against Jackson’s views, he should be recognized for his contributions to our country that helped to shape the nation we live in today. Andrew Jackson differed from other politicians. He was an orphan, and did not come from a first-class, wealthy, political family like the normal politicians had. He was born to Scots-Irish immigrants in 1767 and in his adolescent years, grew up…show more content…
He forced the Indians to abandon their lives, belongings, and homes and head further west of the MIssissippi on the “Trail of Tears”. This was all for the purpose of more land for the white American settlers to have.The Natives were very opposed to this Act and many demanded that they at least come to a compromise. The federal government agreed to give money and compensation for the lost land to the natives that agreed to move to the new Indian territory. The Indians that were being forced to depart were not only being stripped of away from their homes and lives that they had been accustomed to for generations, but they were also being forced to face disease, harsh weather, miles of walking, and lack of needed supplies for survival. Jackson viewed these Indians as alien savages that possessed land that he felt should belong to them so, he justified the fact that treating the Natives poorly was all for the good of his American…show more content…
The Act was passed in hopes to protect the northern industries from getting involved in competition with European exports. The name “of Abominations” comes from the southerners loss of money due to the tariff. Many were still not satisfied with the outcome. American citizens in South Carolina in particular were upset about the new Tariff Act of 1832. This led to the Nullification Crisis. Southerners viewed the Act as very damaging to their economy. In response, they nullified it. Jackson was infuriated with the southerners for doing so. He issued the Nullification Proclamation which was a warning to the people that he was ready and prepared to enforce the laws. In 1833, Jackson passed the Force Bill using executive privilege. This Bill gave Jackson authorization to utilize militarial force against any states that were not in cooperation with the Tariff

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