Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times Topics for Discussion

H. W. Brands
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What does Jackson's history of dueling - long after it is fashionable or proper to his age and station - say about the man?

What does Jackson's imposition of martial law in New Orleans say about the man? How do friends and foes interpret it?

How do Jackson's views on, and practice of, slave ownership compare with the norms of his day? Can he be categorized as a racist?

How do Jackson's actions vis-a-vis the Indian nations contrast with his stated humanitarian goals? Can he be categorized as a racist?

How do friends and foes manipulate Jackson by playing on his sense of duty?

Are Jackson's views towards John Marshall and the Supreme Court idiosyncratic or do they reverberate down to today?

Is Jackson's legacy, as John Quincy Adams charges, a build-up to "military despotism"?

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