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            Jackson was a president of the common man. Jackson's simple theory of government was that it should offer "equal protection and equal benefits" to all white males and not favor one religion over another. Jackson also was determined to keep a continuing suppression of Indians. The seventh president of United States, considered the Indians as most whites did in the 1830's as "savages" and Marshall court declared the tribes to be sovereign nations, for whom the government must take responsibility. White settlers believed that Indian removal was necessary because contact with Indians would result in endless conflict and violence. In 1830 congress passed the Indian Removal Act, with Jackson's approval, to finance the relocation of Indian tribes. Many tribes ceded their lands to the government in return for money. When a treaty with the Cherokees was made, trading five million dollars and land west of the Mississippi for their land, many Cherokees refused to leave. For their own safety they were transported by troops lead under General Scott. There was no chance the Whites and Indians could live peacefully side by side. .
             Jackson was also an avid enemy of nullification. Jackson considered nullification to be treason and those who supported it, traitors. In response to South Carolina's attempt to nullify the "tariff of abominations," some South Carolinians even threatened to secede from the union, congress passed a "force bill" allowing the Jackson to use military force to enforce acts of congress. Although Jackson stood for the taking of power away from the federal government and increasing state government authority, Andrew Jackson still believed that the union could not be broken. As an advocate of strong central power Jackson also opposed the Bank of the United States.
             Jackson's veto to the Bank's charter in 1832 is commensurate with his "common man" ideal. Jackson's own failure in business, partly due to the collapse of paper credit, made Jackson a believer in hard money, the use of gold and silver as the only means of money.

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