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Andrew Jackson's Spoil System

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Started: 11/16/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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-The Spoils System led abuses of political power designed to benefit and enrich the ruling party

-Appointments to office were based on the needs of the party, rather than a person's qualifications or skills to do the job

-Jackson fired many of his federal workers and replaced them with less experienced supporters


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Yes, the system was bad at the time, but in modern society, I don't think it is a valid argument to make.

The spoils system doesn't affect now. The party needs to get stuff in order to create a successful presidential career. If we can not get stuff done, the country divides, causing tensions and ruining the Political Capital of the president, which we can not allow because then countries like Russia and North Korea would see our weakness and declare war on us.

Firing officials is bad, but we voted on a president that we thought would make the best choices. That is a mistake on the voters, not the Spoils System. If anything, blame the voters for picking the wrong candidate. Voters expected to make the right choice. If they choose the wrong candidate, the Spoils System should not suffer
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