Andrew Jackson 3

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Cameron McQuade
U.S. History 1-c
Laba term paper
April 17, 2013

Andrew Jackson

Throughout the years there have been many presidents, but Andrew Jackson was different. He had many different policies, and his personality set him apart from a lot of other presidents. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president but some would consider him to be the first because he seemed so different from others. Andrew Jackson did not have the easiest childhood while growing up, his father had died and his mother had to raise him and his siblings. Through Andrew Jackson’s entire presidency, he endured trials in a different way from the other presidents. Unlike other presidents, Andrew Jackson was a war hero. He loved
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Another major war that he fought in was the Revolutionary war, making him the only president to fight in both the war of 1812 and the Revolutionary war. With every president, you get a presidents specific believes but you also get there policies. Andrew Jackson was a man who was very straight forward and believed what he believed. He believed in the common man, and in the lower class. He believed that there was opportunity available for the lower class. Unlike other presidents, Jackson was very different with his views on slavery; he was very indifferent about the abolition of slavery. He had many different thoughts than others; he also had different thoughts on woman’s rights than other presidents. One of Andrew Jackson’s policies that he is most well known for is “the trail of tears” policy. This was a policy that Jackson put in place in the year1830. This policy was also known of as the Indian removal act which gave them a reason to get the Indians out. During this time they were trying to remove all of the Indians from southern eastern areas of America. This act enforced because they wanted the land where the Indians were living and they did not want to have to pay for it so they forced the Indians on a march to another region. The march that they forced them on was not safe at all. Just in the Cherokee alone there was over 50,000 deaths, the conditions were not


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