Andrew Jackson Quotes

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Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaws border region between The Carolinas, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Nashville, Tennessee, June 8, 1845
Occupation: President of the United States

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
- Andrew Jackson

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
- Andrew Jackson

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
- Andrew Jackson

Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
- Andrew Jackson

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
- Andrew Jackson

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
- Andrew Jackson

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
- Andrew Jackson

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
- Andrew Jackson

Nullification means insurrection and war and the other states have a right to put it down.
- Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.
- Andrew Jackson

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
- Andrew Jackson

Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
- Andrew Jackson

The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
- Andrew Jackson

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
- Andrew Jackson

The people are the government, administering it by their agents they are the government, the sovereign power.
- Andrew Jackson

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
- Andrew Jackson

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
- Andrew Jackson

War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
- Andrew Jackson

We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
- Andrew Jackson

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