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BrendanMichael, “Andrew Jackson Was America`s Worst `Great` President,”TheWeek,last modified February 16, 2015, http://theweek.com/articles/539274/andrew-jackson-americas-worst-great-president.

Inthis article, the author explains how Jackson rose from poverty intopower. It clarifies how he participated in the slave trade by buyingand selling captives. It further elucidates how Jackson hiredbiographers to help him spread a story about his fascinating life.1This story was aimed at protecting his good reputation. The articlewill provide information on the tactics that were used by Jackson togain fame among the people. Some the approaches can be regarded asoppressive in such a way that Jackson can be deemed an ineffectivepresident.

“JacksonianDemocracy,” AmericanHistory,accessed March 23, 2017, http://sageamericanhistory.net/jacksonian/topics/jacksoniandemocracy.html.

Thisarticle explains about democracy during the reign of Jackson. Ithighlights how people were expected to have a stake such as propertyor other economic goods for them to be allowed to vote. According tothis article, people did not vote for their president. Moreover,senators of this period were chosen by their state legislators.2The article is reliable since it explains how presidents were electedin the U.S. during the time. It is a reliable source as it will beused to attest that Jackson failed to buy the States` rights ofphilosophy although it was growing stronger during his time.

Nowlan,Robert A. TheAmerican Presidents, Washington to Tyler: What They Did, What TheySaid, What Was Said About Them, with Full Source Notes.Jefferson: McFarland &amp Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=978069.

Thebook explains about the American presidents, what they accomplished,and all that they said. It further explicates how Jackson despisedother people and how they hated him with passion. According to thebook, Jackson could not forgive easily and he at times resorted topetty and vindictive acts.3The source gives a detailed history of Jackson, his life, education,and how he was elected. All in all, it is reliable since it gives theexact events and how each of them led to the other. Therefore, itwill be used to explain how Jackson was elected, his beliefs, and howhe managed to win trust from people.

Remini,Robert V.&nbspAndrewJackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832.Vol. 2. New York: JHU Press, 2013.https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&amplr=&ampid=kbM-AAAAQBAJ&ampoi=fnd&amppg=PR9&ampdq=Andrew+Jackson+was+not+a+good+predisent&ampots=RPOfNY628L&ampsig=tX0BZ3BMkRdWkhAolMkQdgz7R2o.

Thesource explains Jackson’s policies during his election. It startsby discussing Jackson’s policy of &quotRetrenchment and Economy”.It further gives and accounts on how he was determined to drive awaythe Spanish out of North America.4On that note, the book is reliable as it gives a detailed explanationof the policies that made Jackson famous. The book will be a valuablesource to explain the important strategies that made him renownedamong the people. It is by understanding his traits and life that onecan deduce that he was indeed not a great president.

Roesch&nbspJames.“Andrew Jackson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” AbbevilleInstitute,last modified November 3, 2015,https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/andrew-jackson-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/.

Thearticle explains Jackson`s life by describing the positive and thenegative sides, both as a leader in the military and president. Thesource highlights how he was elected by the plurality of the popularvote, which was not the required by the majority to win theelection.5It also explains how his legacy was complicated and the way hediscriminated the minority groups such as the Indians. Therefore, thearticle is reliable as it contains Jackson’s information,achievement, and failures. As a result, it will be used to show howhe was elected, his strengths, and weakness as a leader along withhow he gained fame.

“TheRise of Jacksonian Democracy,” WhiteHouse Historical Association,accessed 23 March, 2017,https://www.whitehousehistory.org/teacher-resources/the-rise-of-jacksonian-democracy-eyewitness-accounts.

Thearticle examines Jackson’s life as a president and how peopleviewed him. It explains the things that he did to be considered acontroversial president. The article gives reasons that made peopleconsider Jackson to be a better president than the previous leaders.6Indeed, it is reliable because it gives details on how Jackson gainedfame. This article will be used to highlight issues that made Jacksonto be considered an ineffective president.

Bibliography

BrendanMichael, “Andrew Jackson Was America`s Worst `Great` President,”TheWeek,last modified February 16, 2015, http://theweek.com/articles/539274/andrew-jackson-americas-worst-great-president.

“JacksonianDemocracy,” AmericanHistory,accessed March 23, 2017, http://sageamericanhistory.net/jacksonian/topics/jacksoniandemocracy.html.

Nowlan,Robert A. TheAmerican Presidents, Washington to Tyler: What They Did, What TheySaid, What Was Said About Them, with Full Source Notes.Jefferson: McFarland &amp Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=978069.

Remini,Robert V.&nbspAndrewJackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832.Vol. 2. New York: JHU Press, 2013.https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&amplr=&ampid=kbM-AAAAQBAJ&ampoi=fnd&amppg=PR9&ampdq=Andrew+Jackson+was+not+a+good+predisent&ampots=RPOfNY628L&ampsig=tX0BZ3BMkRdWkhAolMkQdgz7R2o.

Roesch&nbspJames.“Andrew Jackson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” AbbevilleInstitute,last modified November 3, 2015,https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/andrew-jackson-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/.

“TheRise of Jacksonian Democracy,” WhiteHouse Historical Association,accessed 23 March, 2017,https://www.whitehousehistory.org/teacher-resources/the-rise-of-jacksonian-democracy-eyewitness-accounts.

1 Michael Brendan, “Andrew Jackson Was America`s Worst `Great` President,” The Week, last modified February 16, 2015, http://theweek.com/articles/539274/andrew-jackson-americas-worst-great-president.

2 “Jacksonian Democracy,” American History, accessed March 23, 2017, http://sageamericanhistory.net/jacksonian/topics/jacksoniandemocracy.html.

3 Robert Nowlan, The American Presidents, Washington to Tyler: What They Did, What They Said, What Was Said About Them, with Full Source Notes. (Jefferson: McFarland &amp Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012). http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=978069.

4 Robert Remini,&nbspAndrew Jackson: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832. Vol. 2. (New York: JHU Press, 2013). https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&amplr=&ampid=kbM-AAAAQBAJ&ampoi=fnd&amppg=PR9&ampdq=Andrew+Jackson+was+not+a+good+predisent&ampots=RPOfNY628L&ampsig=tX0BZ3BMkRdWkhAolMkQdgz7R2o.

5&nbspJames Roesch, “Andrew Jackson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Abbeville Institute, last modified November 3, 2015, https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/andrew-jackson-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/.

6 “The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy,” White House Historical Association, accessed 23 March, 2017, https://www.whitehousehistory.org/teacher-resources/the-rise-of-jacksonian-democracy-eyewitness-accounts.