HERO OR ZERO
Killing the National Bank
He is a hero because he "killed" thew National bank. "Jackson removed all federal funds from the Second Bank of the U.S., redistributing them to various state banks, which were popularly known as "pet banks." In addition, he announced that deposits to the bank would not be accepted after October 1. Finally, Jackson had succeeded in destroying the bank; its charter officially expired in 1836."
The War of 1812
"War Hero. In the War of 1812 Jackson defeated the Creek warriors, tacit allies of the British, at Horseshoe Bend, Ala. after a requiring campaign (social one) and won the rank of major general in the U.S. army. He was given command of an expedition to defend New Orleans against the British."