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Andrew Jackson

Datum narození: 15. březen 1767
Datum úmrtí: 8. červen 1845

Andrew Jackson byl sedmý prezident Spojených států amerických . Jeho slogan zněl: „Nechť vládne lid“, přičemž za tento lid nepovažoval indiánské a černošské obyvatelstvo. Pro svou neústupnost nosil přezdívku „Starý ořechovec“[zdroj?] , do češtiny je někdy mylně překládána jako „Starý ořešák“, což je jiný rod.


„Zemřu s Unií.“

„It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth cannot be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society—the farmers, mechanics, and laborers—who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government.“


„Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!“

„John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body.“

„Elevate those guns a little lower.“

„It's a darn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.“

„I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn't have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.“

„The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.“


„It is from within, among yourselves--from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power--that factions will be formed and liberty endangered. It is against such designs, whatever disguise the actors may assume, that you have especially to guard yourselves. You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. May He who holds in His hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed and enable you, with pure hearts and pure hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time the great charge He has committed to your keeping.“

„When I have Suffered sufficiently, the Lord will then take me to himself“

„Marshall made his decision, now let him enforce it.“

„Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves.“


„Heaven will be heaven only if my wife is there.“

„It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.“

„It is an infirmity of our nature to mingle our interests and prejudices with the operation of our reasoning powers, and attribute to the objects of our likes and dislikes qualities they do not possess and effects they can not produce.“

„One man with courage makes a majority.“

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