Andrew Jackson

old hickory, old hero!

Battle of New Orleans

I think defeating the British makes Jackson a hero. I think this because back then defeating the British was a big deal. By defeating the British Jackson also gained a lot of respect for the United States.


State Bank

Another reason Jackson is a hero is because he vetoed the national bank. This was heroic because because the national bank was only beneficial to the rich and not the average or lower-class man. This was bad for the average man because they didn't have anywhere to keep their money. However by opening state banks, it gave everyone a place to keep their money safe. Therefore i could see why closing the state bank would be a bad idea too.

Spoils System

The spoils system is a heroic action that took place because it rewards the people who politically supports you. This is good because they will know what you expect and what you want. They will also always support you.


Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14