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Andrew Jackson the seventh president of the United States of America is one of the most remarkable and memorable political figures in American history Born on March 15 1767 on Waxhaw in the border of North and South Carolina he matured to become a man with an imposing personality and equally noticeable presence His two presidential terms 1828-1836 are noteworthy for his strong leadership and definitive involvement in the young countrys many issues the economy sectionalism government etc Nevertheless Jacksons economic political and social policies are what made him famous or infamous to the American public Economically America in the 1800s was sectionalized the South was agrarian the North was industrial and the West was developing This made the creation of a unified economical plan a difficult task The Tariff of Abominations was an economical issue that Jackson had to deal with firsthand Tariffs were passed to protect the American industry from foreign competition however it drove prices up for all Americans The Tariff of Abominations passed in 1828 protected the industrialized Norths products but outraged the South They believed that they were at a disadvantage since they were heavy consumers of the products from the North and their own products cotton and other crops were not protected Nullifiers individuals against the tariff who wanted it to be nullified threatened to separate South Carolina from the Union if their demands were not met Jackson responded to their demand by sending military and naval enforcements to the state Henry Clay in order to prevent civil war passed the Tariff of 1833 that would significantly lower tariffs over the years Also the Force Bill it allowed the president to use the militia to collect tariffs if necessary was passed by Congress Aside from tariffs Jackson distrusted the Bank of the United States He believed it to be a capitalistic monopoly of a bank He declared it unconstitutional as it was composed of the elite Jackson started a
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