Why Andrew Jackson was a "hero"
Why he became the President
The War of 1812
During the War of 1812, Jackson defeated the Creek Warriors, allies with Britain, at Horseshoe Bend, Ala. ( Mar., 1814) after a greatly exerted campaign and won the rank of major general of the U.S. army. He was given the command of an expedition to protect New Orleans from the British. The issue was settled by a victory gained over there by seasoned British troops under Gen. Edward Pakenham. Peace had been signed with Europe, and this made Jackson a great american war hero.
First Seminole War
Jackson served in the military again during the First Seminole War. President James Monroe ordered Jackson to lead a campaign in Georgia against the Seminole and Creek Indians in December 1817. The Seminole first attacked Jack's Tennessee volunteers, which left the Seminole's village wide out in the open, so Jackson Burned their houses and crops. Jackson also discovered that Spain and the British secretly assisting the Indians. He feared that the U.S. was not secure, so he captured Pensacola, Florida, and deposed the Spanish Governor. Spain later ceded Florida to the United States because of the Adam-Onis Treaty, and Jackson was named the military governor of Florida.
King Andrew I.
This picture depicts Andrew Jackson as a king, like King George III, because of how he abuses his power, and that he also uses the power of the veto too much. It shows the Constitution under his feet because he supports the common man. The artist also feels like he is like a tyrant because he abuses his power.
Jackson was our first president to invite the public to the inauguration ball at the White House, which quickly earned him popularity. Jackson also didn't agree to Congress in policy-making, but he was the first president to command the power to veto. He believed that the people should have the power to vote, or elect, the president and the vice president by abolishing the electoral college, giving him the nick name the " the people's president." He also thought of the theory of rotation in office, also known as the spoils system.
History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester