Andrew Jackson Indian Removal Analysis

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Andrew Jackson should not be honored with a national monument because his selfish actions exhibited his refusal to recognize the equality every human being deserved to be treated with. To being with, it's clear to see that Jackson's loyalty lied with the common people. This produced a prejudicial view towards the wealthy or rich, causing Jackson to act in a way that diminished those that worked hard to earn their high status. He attacked them, crushing them against the weight of his claims in order to prove his power and strengthen his support. For example, the national bank, although proven to have been beneficial to the U.S., Jackson saw it as a flaw like many of his supporters. He falsely believed that the sole purpose of the national bank was to benefit the rich. So, without …show more content…
On the other hand, some may argue that the Native Americans removal was a representation of Jackson putting the needs of his people above the wants of another and that it represented Jackson's capability to make quick tough decisions for the benefit of the nation. Through the Indian removal act Jackson managed to gain multiple acres of fertile land to satisfy the cravings of the white settlers. However, was the land really gained or stolen? Did it serve to benefit the nation or lead to its destruction? In the document Map Comparison it shows an image of two maps that reflect two different time periods. The first map shows the forceful removal of Native Americans to the west, which was done in order to make way for the incompationate power craving white settlers that would occupy the homes the Native Americans left behind, this occurred from the 1831-40s. The second map shows the American south in the 1850’s. It shows the vast increase in the growth of cash crops like cotton, sugarcane and tobacco, such crops required manual labor to pick and often slaves were used for cheap manual labor. The usage of the land may have been economically successful, but morally and ethnically it was