President Andrew Jackson
hero is zero? Defiantly zero!
"king Andrew Jackson"
Nullification Crisis and the "Spoils System"
Being such a "common man" and president you'd think Jackson would care more that the south's economy was crashing due to the tariff of 1832. it only benefited the north and hurt the south. Because the tariff South Carolina threatened to succeed! And instead of trying to come up with a compromise first he passed a bill saying that he could use the US army to force South Carolina to pay the bill. He even threatened to hang the senator of South Carolina! Finally they came to an agreement and lowered the tariff. Another thing he did frequently was use the spoils system where he would give government jobs to people that supported him even though most weren't even qualified!
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