Andrew Jackson 2


Andrew Jackson was not plainly a common man or an aristocrat. He was in fact a combination of the two. Because he came into popularity on the frontier and was not of aristocratic decent he is often considered to be a common man. However, many facts about his life do not coincide with this stereotype. From the beginning of his career in Tennessee, he considered himself an aristocrat. As a result his tastes, manners and life style were shaped accordingly. Although he considered himself, an aristocrat he was similar to the common man in that he could not spell and he lacked education and culture. However, this was not unusual of aristocrats from the southwest region. Many of them were ...

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his position with the self-made aristocrats in his area. Soon with newfound political offices, he became a prominent member of the western aristocrats and consequently he became a first-generation aristocrat.
Jackson’s loathing of “Eastern Money Power” and the national bank began in 1796 with one incident that had a disastrous effect upon Jackson’s fortunes. This event sewed in him his dislike of “Eastern Money Power” and paper money system. Jackson had accepted notes from David Allison as payment for land that Jackson had sold him. Jackson then used those notes to buy supplies that he was going to use to open a general-merchandise store. When Allison’s notes were defaulted, Jackson was held accountable for the merchandise he had bought. As a result, he was put into great debt that took him years to pay off. Then again, with the panic of 1819 his resentment towards the "Eastern Money Power" and national bank grew. During this ...

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