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By reading his writings one can very easily see that Arthur Schlesinger Jr was an advocate for Andrew Jackson He supports Jacksons character and his methods Although many of the good things Schlesinger says about Jackson may be true I do not believe that Schlesinger presents an overall true picture of JacksonOne of the things that Schlesinger said he liked about Jackson was Jacksons superb self-sufficiency He wrote when the moment for action came he always made up his own mindOnce his mind was made up no threats no warnings of catastrophe no dictates of prudence could sway him P145 Schlesinger calls this superb self-sufficiency In the minds of most people today this is simply stubbornness Jackson may have indeed been a very self-sufficient man but being stubborn is not the same thing I see Jackson as a stubborn man contradicting Schlesingers beliefsMany historians as well as I feel that Jackson was uncontrollably irascible Schlesinger writes Jackson would sometimes extemporize a fit of passion in order to overwhelm an adversary when certain of being right P145 Schlesinger denied however that this showed Jacksons irascibility He wrote instead that Jackson used his anger as ways of avoiding futile arguments P145 This could very easily have been an excuse by Schlesinger to cover up this fault in Jacksons character Jackson scared many people with his anger and by fits that he threw What Schlesinger says about Jacksons anger may be a cover upAnother thing Schlesinger quotes is General Jackson is the most rapid reasoner I have ever met with He jumps to a conclusion before I can start on my premises P146 Schlesinger reasoned this characteristic by saying to him knowledge was entirely unnecessary He saw intuitively into everything and reached a conclusion by a short cut while others were beating the bush for the game P146 This is ridiculous reasoning A President who does not use knowledge in making decisions is a hazard to the country
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