Jackson: How is he a Hero?
What Makes Andrew Jackson a Hero
For The Good of the Common Man
Jackson was a "common" guy, and he wanted the "common man" to have more rights than only the wealthy white man. And by "common man" it was only men and WHITE men, but at least he tried to expand the rights to more people in the United States.
How to Solve A Nullification Crisis
The way Jackson solved problems was... well... unique. Once there was a new tariff, or a tax on imported goods, that was introduced called the Tariff of 1832. It benefited the North, but the South HATED it, since it did harm to them. South Carolina tried to nullify it or secede, but Jackson threatened to send the military there, which seems normal, but also said he would come there himself and hang their leader (aka the Vice President). Of course that was enough to keep them in check. ._. If it weren't for him, a civil war would've happened sooner.
Destroying the National Bank
I know that by reading the title you're thinking "DESTROY?" But I assure you it was for a good cause. Although banks are meant to help with the economy, Jackson saw the National Bank as a nemesis, you might say. He saw that it was only meant to help the wealthy and of course, considering the "good for the common man", he wanted it destroyed. And that's exactly what he did. But as you can see, it was meant for more people!
Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency
King Andrew the First
Many saw Andrew as a tyrant, or a person who abuses their power, and he used more vetoes than any other president behind him, so it reminded them of King George the Third.