ANDREW JACKSON WEBQUEST- LETTER TO THE EDITOR

ANDREW JACKSON WEBQUEST- LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Andrew Jackson once stated, "I cannot be intimidated from doing that which my judgment and conscience tell me is right by any earthly power."This quote exemplifies President Andrew Jackson's beliefs that everything he does and thinks is correct and further emphasizes the fact that he was a selfish, tyrannical president.The decisions that Jackson made were for his own benefit and not for the benefit of the country, which is why I believe that Andrew Jackson should not be considered one of the top ten presidents of the United States.
Immediately after Jackson's inauguration, he showed bad signs of leadership by using the Spoils System.This was the method of selecting political friends and supporters to be in your cabinet.Jackson specifically said in hisfirst inaugural address that he would avoid such methods.In other words, he lied to the public about his way of picking his cabinet members.Congress members said that it "was vulnerable to incompetence and corruption."This means that they thought it was at risk of not being effective and being full of dishonesty and bribery.Luckily, the Pendleton Act ended this system in 1883.
One of the negative decisions that he made was the authorization and enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.The Indian Removal Act was a United States Government policy that required the "Five Civilized Tribes" to move to Indian Territory from their native soil.Though 500 Cherokee Indians in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend saved Jackson's life in 1814, he still endorsed the document to remove the Indians.Jackson had signed it mostly wanting to punish the Seminoles for harboring slaves when he invaded Spanish Florida.Surprisingly enough, Jackson believed that the move was beneficial to the Indians.I am not very sure how beneficial is being taken away from your home and put into a new, unfer…

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