Andrew Jackson: A Masked Tyrant
How Jackson Really did to not help "The Common Man"
Spoiling the Unspoiled
One of the ideas Jackson firmly believed in is the spoils system. It gave jobs to all of his supporters in the government, even if they were not qualified. However, did you ever think about those people not being qualified for the job they got? Most of the people Jackson gave jobs to were didn't even have a job in politics, and while it supported the idea of "welfare for the common man" it put our government in danger. Since many people did not have the political experience needed, they did not know how to manage the everyday responsibilities of a position the whole nation relied on. This made it easy for the nation to explode in chaos, and loose what our founding fathers had given us: a stable government with a great economy and a chance to become a prosperous nation.
Georgia Can't Kick the Cherokee Out? Says Who ? Who Cares? I Don't. I'll Kick Them Out Myself!
The Trail of Death
Another important event during Jackson's presidency was the Trail of Tears. Let me remind you that from the beginning of time, Jackson hated natives, and during the war of 1812 he killed many Native Americans and then, saw a survivor from a battle. A little baby native whose parents had been killed by the army Jackson himself had led into the battle that killed his Native Americans. Jackson was so crazy he took in the baby as his own and adopted him. Jackson harmed the Cherokees even further by forcing them out of their territory in Georgia when he was President. He kicked out the Cherokees against the ruling of the Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Marshall. (see Georgia Can't Kick the Cherokee Out?...) He let the Georgia militia round up the natives from their homeland and force them out of their homes and took them all mostly by foot on a trip that lasted about one thousand miles! And an estimated four thousand Cherokees died on the trip from lack of rest, extreme weather conditions, and sickness. This was all done against the petitions of the Cherokees, a supreme court ruling, and a Cherokee nation who changed their ways to adapt to the US form of Government. Where is the "welfare for all common men" now? Are the Cherokees aliens from Mars with five arms? Or are they not a common group of people on this planet only wanting to strive? But, in the eyes of many people, the Cherokees turned into "Savage and wild animals that are being moved to a nearby so called sane zoo". Jackson in this case, was violating the unalienable rights of the Cherokees: Life (which was taken from about four thousand Cherokees), Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Trail of Tears took all of these rights away from the Cherokees and many more.