Hero: Andrew Jackson

Mia Velez Period 5

Trail of Tears

Native American are getting kicked off by U.S. government. U.S. government wanted more land,so they can have more money. The land that the government took was considered the Natives country. The Natives were traveling to Oklahoma.

Spoils System

The Spoil System is a system that rewards supporters and Andrew Jackson gives the supporters free jobs. Jackson gives them jobs whether or not they are qualified. He does this so he can persuade people to work for him. People liked this because they got a free job, but were not trained for the job.

Indian Removal Act

The Indian Removal Act was an act that Congress introduced a bill that Jackson signed to allow exchange with the Indians. The act allowed the US Government to exchange land with the government. The Indians did not like this bill, but it was enacted as a new law. Jackson made this to make more money for the government.

Jackson's Political Cartoon

Jackson was going to "kill the National Bank" by withdrawing the National government. The treasury responded by ordering government deposits to be placed in the states bank. They would not be offering loans nation wide. Jackson believed that only gold and silver would provide financial security from the textbook. Working/ class people could no longer get credit.

Letter to the Editor- Spoil System (positive)

Dear President Jackson,

I'm writing to let you know we owe you so much for providing us with an opportunity to learn new jobs, and to be able to provide a better life to our families. Even though we may not have all the skills to do our job, we will work hard to make our nation proud. You will continue to have our support and votes. We know some people may be upset you gave us jobs, but we really are grateful to you. Without you we couldn't be able to save money for the future.

Sincerely, The People

Letter to Editor- Trail of Tears (negative)

Dear President Jackson,

As a strong Native American we know that moving to a new Indian territory may provide us money and other things needed in order to re locate us to our new home land. We are very concerned with all the other Native Americans that have started there journey that has already died from other diseases or hungry. We don't want to be one of the 1,000's of people who will die as a result of the journey that you are forcing us to take. We expected more from our government to not put our lives at risk from the U.S. Government.

With regret, Native Americans