From: Lawrence Chen
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Lawrence Chen Mr. Cutler History 67 3/23/00
Why was the President angry with some of the leaders of South Carolina? What does this letter tell you about the history of the relationship between the federal government and the states? What does it tell you about President Jackson's sytle of executive leadership?
President Jackson was angry with some of the leaders of South Carolina because of the treasonous acts that they had committed. Jackson believed in preserving the union. The relationship between the federal government and the states was in danger. South Carolina believed in could nullify a federal law as they saw fit. Jackson reacted by alerting his secretary of war to prepare for military action against South Carolina. Jackson’s style of executive leadership was one of unity. He believed that the United States was one and that the federal government’s power was above all. As Jackson said at an 1830 dinner “The Union: It must be preserved” (p.305). He displayed leadership ver aggressively. He did not stand for South Carolina’s nullification crisis in a passive way. He immediately called for military action.