Old Hickory was a disaster for slaves and Native Americans, but from the perspective of the early-nineteenth-century electorate his policies were better than most. He curbed the growth of government, increased competition in the financial sector, and, most importantly, made resources more available to citizens by helping to put fertile land into the hands of the voting public.
|Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples|
|Winter 2015||A Feathered River across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeons Flight to Extinction|
|Summer 2014||The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earths Future|
|Spring 2014||Symposium on Successful Presidential Economic Policies: Introduction|
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