The Tyrannical King Andrew

a zero in my eyes

  • When South Carolina wanted to nullify the tariff, Jackson ordered armed forces to go to Charleston and privately threatened to hang Calhoun, violence seemed imminent until Clay negotiated a compromise (stopping the destruction of an entire state)
  • He made the Indian Removal Act. The act allowed the militias of Appalachia and southern states to drive the Indians from their land by force (causing the 4,000 Cherokee deaths on the "Trail of Tears")
  • He destroyed the Bank of the United States. He refused to renew the bank when Henry Clay proposed it in 1832 and instead vetoed it, even though it was passed through Congress, Jackson claimed that it was unconstitutional (even though it had already been declared constitutional by the Supreme Court in the 1819 "McCulloch vs. Maryland" case)
The American Presidents- Andrew Jackson.flv