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After Andrew Jackson Was Elected Presdient In 1828 What Were Some Important Actions As President?

He was the first modern Democrat President. He found a “loophole” in the constitution when the chief justice favored the cherokee in the case worcester vs. Georgia. He simply chose not to enforce the law. He was a man who believed in the spoil system. His supporters were given jobs in the Government which made the government less effective. He increased tariffs which are taxes on foreign made goods to encourage americans to buy american goods. This sounds good, and it was to the north, but the south was based on agriculture. They bought most manufactured goods from Europe. The issue was so important that south carolina threatened to leave the union. He also was a firm believer in widespread democracy. Before Jackson, political parties would hold private caucases where presidential candidates were chosen by an elite few. These caucases were replaced with party nominations where all people could have a say in the nomination. He was also from the west, so he was a firm believer in the plain citizen’s rights. He was pro states rights. He believed the National bank became too powerful and vetoed to renew its charter. At first the people agreed which helped him win his re-election.He came into office as the president of the people and states but ended up abusing his power and increasing the national government’s power

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  • g-unit says:

    defied the decision of the Supreme Court which led to the Cherokees going on the infamous Trail of Tears. He was known also for opening up the various political gatherings to the common man, rather than catering to the elite thinking politicians of the day.

    March 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Marvin R says:

    He invented Interleague play and the telephone. He also started the internet as well as being the first American to use the phrase “true dat.”

    March 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm
  • Gern says:

    Trail of tears?

    March 5, 2013 at 5:55 am

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