Andrew Jackson's Presidency Bank War and IRA
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The national bank was observed by Jackson to jeopardize economic stability and served as a monopoly on country’s currency. Jackson explained his decision by vetoing of the bank renewal bill declaring that some of the powers and privileges possessed by the national bank are unauthorized by the Constitution. Jackson is a strict constructionist, and he views the bank as unconstitutional because it was not written in the constitution; similar views as Thomas Jefferson. His situation against the bank brought him great deal of criticism from power quarters, especially within the judicial and legislative branch. He was viewed to be a monarchical president, using presidential power only to veto against the bank liberally. He’s pushing the power of executive branch to the limit without considering checks and balances that plays into the constitution. First, he should’ve discuss within the cabinet and then releasing a veto to the bank. Yet, check and balances applied to his veto because the legislative branch can gather enough votes to override AJ’s veto.
For me, Jackson shows courage and determination with his duty as a president. Even though he push the limit of executive branch’s power, he shows that he has the determination to protect the citizen of America. His view of the 2nd bank as being unauthorized and monopolizing on the country’s currency may be controversial. Yet, as a president, being pronounce and forceful is crucial of necessary. His intention was not to farm the American people; yet he’s concern with the power that the bank has and therefore his action was intense and in prompt. I fully agree with his actions, because president needs to be courageous in making decisions.
One devastating act that Jackson made is the Indian removal act. He forced native americans (Cherokees) move from their lands started with the state of Georgia westward. Thousands of people died; thus it’s called the trail of tears. This act was caused because of the friction happening between white people and native americans in Georgia. The whites desire their land and possession in Georgia, reclaiming their land; but the Cherokee protested and took the case to the U.S. Supreme court. The court, led by John Marshall as Chief Justice favor the Cherokee, however, AJ forced the native Americans to give up their land. AJ did sacrifice thousands of native americans, where they died during the migration westward. Yet, he once again shows eagerness and...