The more things change, the more they stay the same

(Posted by the Instructor)

Jackson did not have the right temperament. His rashness made him unsuitable for the presidency. “[H]e is not fitted for the office” of president. Fellow Republicans attacked him seriously when he became a real threat politically; they thought that people would be “dazzled” by him. They thought that his accomplishments did not qualify him “for the various, difficult and complicated duties.”

Henry Clay was cited (by Jackson) for not serving militarily.

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