Were Andrew Jacksons Policies Good for the Economy?
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of The Independent Review
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.
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