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Posted February 13, 2013 at 4:28 AM via web

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As a president, was Andrew Jackson successful or unsuccesful in terms of the economy? Examples/reasons?

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jrwilliams4321 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 14, 2013 at 12:58 AM (Answer #1)

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In terms of economic development, things were much different in the 1830's than today.  However, something can be said about President Andrew Jackson that can not be said about any other U.S. president.  During Andrew Jackson's tenure in office, for the first (and to my knowledge the only time) the United States government was completely debt free.  This is an economic achievement that frankly no other president has come close to.  It is worth saying that our debt free period didn't last long for the president; yet it did happen.  So, in short, yes; he was economically successful.

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