President Andrew Jackson's arrogance and dictatorial style was both a pro and con in his presidency. His style led to problems with compromising with Congress, but it also kept South Carolina from attempting to leave the Union.Continue Reading
Jackson's war against the Bank of the United States was a victory against privilege and wealth. This helped to solidify his standing with most everyday citizens.
Jackson believed in and endorsed slavery. He was adamantly opposed to emancipation and stated that he saw nothing morally wrong with it. Despite that attitude, Jackson understood the importance of keeping the Union together and worked to prevent the Civil War.Learn more about US History
Andrew Jackson's most significant failure as president was to allow the state of Georgia to evict the Cherokee Indians from their indigenous lands. His economic decisions contributed heavily to the Panic of 1837, and his practice of giving cronies political positions introduced the "spoils system" to American politics.Full Answer >
Andrew Jackson was unsuccessful in his campaign for president in the election of 1824, losing to John Quincy Adams. However, Jackson ran for president again in the election of 1828 and won. Jackson served two terms in office and was succeeded by Martin Van Buren in 1837.Full Answer >
By most accounts, Andrew Jackson is considered by historians as a good president and highly influential. Jackson was the seventh president, serving two terms from 1829 to 1837.Full Answer >
Andrew Jackson's spoils system was a deliberate policy after he became president to remove federal employees he considered to be political opponents and replace them with his own supporters. The term justifying Jackson's policy was coined by New York Senator William Macy, who said, "To the victors belong the spoils."Full Answer >