Andrew Jackson: Power and Crisis
By: Lukas Pechlaner
The Trail of Tears
In 1832, the Indian removal act was passed by congress and then by Jackson. He gave the Cherokee two years to move out from Georgia to Oklahoma. When he found out they were staying Jackson decided to use force. It was a harsh winter with no shelter, in the end 4000 Cherokee died thus it was called the trail of tears.
The End of the National Bank
In 1832 the renewal for the national bank passed congress. When it got to Jackson however, he vetoed it under the statement "it is a tool for the rich". After that it still had four years left and he wanted the national bank dead fast. So, he started taking money from the national banks and put them into state banks to make it go bankrupt.
The Nullification Crisis
There were two tariffs placed in a very short time frame. South Carolina did not like the idea of a tariff. So, South Carolina threatened to succeed from the union and Jackson responded by threatening them with the army. As a result, they came up with a compromise and lowered the tariff.
This shows how Jackson feels and acts bigger and better than everyone. He is seen as using his power without thought and ignores many laws.
Jackson is right! Moving the Native Americans out gave us land and a lot of resources, plus they were savage people. Only the people of the United States deserve that land. I also agree with that the national bank was just a tool for the wealthy, and I am glad it was taken down. Jackson is a great leader.
~Billy Bob Joe the Southerner
Everything big knife has done so far is terrible. He has no respect for native tribes and he kills us as he pleases. We call our relocating the trail of tears for a reason, and he's the one to blame. Jackson if you see this, I hope you "accidentally" fall into a volcano.
Respectfully, Chief of the Cherokee