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Jessica Reed
5/20/2010

I do think that Andrew Jackson was a champion of the common people, except when it came to minorities. First of all, Jackson was a champion of the common people because he gave his supporters, which were the common people, government positions. This created the spoils system. He also increased the number of people who could vote by allowing all white males to vote instead of property owners. Thirdly, Jackson fought against the Second Bank of the US in order to stop the monopoly and create fairness to the common people. Despite the efforts Jackson took for the common people, he neglected women, African Americans, and Native Americans. In fact, he made it his mission to go against anyone who messed with the common people. So, when the Native Americans were having problems with the white settlers, Jackson created the Indian Removal Act to get rid of them. I think that this act was wrong because the Native Americans were common people as well, and they needed the help of the government more because of the degradation they had suffered from over the past years. In general, I think that Jackson mainly was a champion of the common people, but he if he had helped the minorities then he would have been a better champion and overall president.

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http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/History/presidents/Presidents_7_Jackson.htm

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jiayidiao
5/21/2010

I think he is the champion of the common people. i think he have done a lot things for the common people or voters. Jackson fought against the second bank of the united states because of the common people. he saved money for the common people. he also create a lot more power for the common people, he let all the white males vote. So the true had a lot of supporters. He also made the Indian removal act to give the common people(white settlers)more space and land to live in.
I don't think the Indian removal act it was a right thing to do, but I do think it was good for Jackson to please the common people. So all the acts and the things he had done brought he the champion of the common people.

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Arjun
5/22/2010

I think that Jackson was a champion of the common people. Firstly, he was born into a poor family and understood the needs of the common people better than all of the previous wealthy presidents. Also Jackson was a "self-made" man. All of his family members died before he was fifteen and for him to recover from that and become the seventh president of the United States is amazing. To add to that, Jackson gave the common people important govenment positions. They were his supporters, and all though they were not the most qualified people, Jackson felt that the common people should have more representation. He also increased the voting ability for common white males. By doing this Jackson earned many supporters. Jackson also closed the banks. He did this because he felt that the common people were getting no benefit from them. Banks give loans which keeep many people from going bankrupt so I think that it was wrong to take them away. Overall, Jackson was a champion of the common people.

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3/24/2014

THAT IS BAD

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