Ap Us History

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Alex Skelton
November 11, 2013
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Andrew Jackson took office in 1829, becoming the seventh President of the United States. Jackson was known for his toughness and his aggressive behavior, which intimidated most people. Due to his strict interpretation of the Constitution, Jackson supported a small and limited federal government. Jackson’s frugal approach and his strict constructionalist views lead to many domestic issues in the country including the Indian Removal Act, the Nullification Crisis, and the 2nd National Bank of the United States. His positions on the issues lead people to question his ability to lead the country.
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. The act authorized him to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands. In the 1820s Georgians began to demand that the United States extinguish the Indian title to lands within their state. While the federal government tried to create inducements to convince the Southeastern Indians to leave their homes, the discovery of gold in Georgia led to more aggressive demands for immediate removal. The election of Andrew Jackson to the presidency in 1828 encouraged Georgia and its land-hungry settlers. Jackson made his position clear in his first message to Congress. He told the Cherokees that they had no constitutional means to resist and that it was in their best interest voluntarily to move west. Staying would lead to their destruction.
Another domestic issue that occurred as a result of Jackson’s frugal approach and his strict constructionalist views is the destruction of the 2nd National Bank of the United…...

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