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How did Jackson abuse the power of the presidency through the spoils system? Is there anything in the constitution that says he was doing something wrong?

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  1. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "Jackson spoils" to get these possible sources:

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_spoils_system
    http://douglass.vcdh.virginia.edu/historyengine/index.php?section=Search%20the%20Engine&page=Search%20Results&focus=2186
    http://dig.lib.niu.edu/gildedage/teachers/civilservice-long.html
    http://rightreason.ektopos.com/archives/2005/07/electoral_shift_3.html

    In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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