Andrew Jackson

Hero or Zero

Jackson: Zero, Trail of Tears

After a court case & a ruling saying the Cherokee tribe did not have to move off their land, Andrew Jackson forced the Cherokee Indians off their land (land that their ancestors had lived on for generation) at gun point and walk thousands of mile's to a "Indian territory" across the Mississippi. This tragic walk was known as the "Trail of Tears".

"Common Man"

Andrew Jackson calls himself the "Common Man" but by the end of his Presidency he owned a mansion called The Hermitage and owned 150 slaves.

Spoil System

Andrew Jackson used the spoil system where he gave government jobs to voters in reward for supporting him.