Andrew Jackson

NO Hero, ZERO!!

Nullification Crisis

In 1832 Congress made the Tariff of 1832. It made taxes on imported goods higher. Many southerners were very mad about this because they relied heavily on imported goods and because they have very little manufacturing. One of the Southern states; South Carolina; now had declared that the tariff was unconstitutional and they wanted it nullified. But, Jackson did not do anything about the tariff he just kept it as it is. So, South Carolina had threatened them that they would secede from the Union if the Federal Government interfered with there nullification act. So Congress passed a bill called the Forced Bill, which gave Jackson the power to use the army and FORCE South Carolina to pay there taxes. Jackson also said that he would go down to South Carolina to HANG his Ex Vice President John C. Calhoun. And in the end not Jackson but a man named Henry Clay had to resolve this mess with the Compromise of 1833.

The Trail of Tears

The beginning of the 1830's, there were nearly 125,000 Native Americans who lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida. There land was very valuable land, so the white settlers didn't how "civilized" the Indians were they wanted them out so they could use it to grow cotton. The State governments agreed to help the settlers to get rid of the Natives; but in a case named "Worcester vs. Georgia" the Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokee Nation (which was one of the native groups being moved) was a "sovereign" nation and Georgia could not interfere with them. But JACKSON didn't listen to the ruling. he went behind there backs and told Georgia that they had the right to remove the Natives from there land they had.

Jackson vs. National Bank

Jackson believed that the National Banks favored the wealthy(rich). So what he wanted to do was shut the back down for good. Jackson presented his case to court because of Nicholas Biddle, who went higher up to Congress for help. Later that year Jackson vetoed the bill for the National Bank. Even worse was that after he had vetoed the bill, he removed all federal funds from the National Bank and distributed the money to various state banks. And in 1834, Congress claimed that what Jackson had done was a complete abuse of his presidential power. This was known as the "Bank War".