History of Old Hickory
America's 7th President
The Jacksonian Democracy
The Trail of Tears
The Nullification Crisis
A Positive Letter to the Editor: From a Factory Worker
You've done some great work on this poster! A fine job portraying America's finest president. The Jacksonian Democracy was the best party we've seen yet. It really left me and the boys here at the factory in a buzz, since we could finally vote! And how President Jackson took care of those Indians, boy that was noble. He really showed them and Georgia who was boss. And South Carolina, too! All this Nullification monkey business was rightfully dealt a swift blow. If one state has to follow the laws, then all of them do. Andrew Jackson is obviously the right man for the job.
A Negative Letter to the Editor: From a Cherokee
You should feel ashamed of your work. Making Andrew Jackson look like a hero for his deeds is a complete lie. He forced my people from our land where we'd lived for thousands of years wrongly and illegally, without sorrow or remorse. The many tears shed along the Trail of Tears mean nothing to him. President Jackson uses his power far too much. He almost had his Vice President hanged for disagreeing with him, and sent the entire U.S. Army to South Carolina to make the people there pay taxes. He wouldn't even have become president if suffrage hadn't been expanded under the Jacksonian Democracy. It seems wrong that such a wealthy man should have so much support from common people. He may as well have done something illegal to obtain that support, too.
Yours, Joseph Price