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by Lyency December. 29, 2008 2342 views

“It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their rights and their wants” /excerpt from the inaugural address of the 7th US president, Andrew Jackson in 1829/

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during his presidency Jackson failed to recognize native tribes as civilized sovereign nations and justified the stealing of their land. by 1838, among others, Jackson forced 17,000 Cherokees to move west of the Mississippi river and in the process 4,000 to 8,000 died. no one can argue that “King Andrew I” Jackson stands as a symbolic remembrance of the injustices that occurred during the age of white expansion

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Jackson made every decision according to the will of the American people with regard to the Native American population, representing the sentiment of the voting populace: “the Indians are on our land”. even his now unquestionably negative actions, such as the Indian Removal Act, were done at the time not only in the interest of the citizens of the united states, but in regard (however misguided) to the survival of the Indian nations. it is this distinction between intents that make the comparison of Andrew Jackson to Adolf Hitler unfounded and even laughable. no one can argue that as a president, Jackson made no mistakes; however, they in no way disqualify him from having a place on the U.S. twenty dollar bill /arbitrary excerpts from a Jackson friendly editorial on the internet/

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Pennywyatt 10 years, 11 months ago

Very interesting post ! My ancestors were native american indians. This was kind of you to share !

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Lyency 10 years, 11 months ago

igen :/) lelkiismeretünk és a kőtáblák törvényei helyett homályos (leginkább üres) fogalmak veszik át a hivatkozások terepét, mint "az ügy érdekében", "a munkásosztály nevében", "népünk érdekében", "isten akaratából", vagyis a kedvenc kollektivista jelszavak...
elfelejtettem megemliteni, hogy andrew jackson volt usa első demokrata elnöke. az érem másik oldala pedig, a republikánus, ma szinte ugyanaz, lehet térfelet választani, fel se kell dobni...

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Xabolcs 10 years, 11 months ago

"aki győzni akar, az nem engedheti meg magának, hogy lelkiismerete akadályozza a szerinte helyes cselekvésben"

10 years, 11 months ago Edited
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