Jackson: A matter of opinion
Letter to the Editor: Cherokee's Perspective
I hate Andrew Jackson so much! Why is he even a president? We Cherokees helped to save his life, and helped him fight, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. After helping President Jackson, how does he thank us? He thanks us by supporting the Indian Removal Act, which made us go on a death walk to Oklahoma. The Supreme Court ordered him to protect us, not hurt us. Many of us died from hunger and disease as we were forced to leave our homes and the land we loved.
Letter to the Editor: Soldier's Perspective
I admire and respect President Jackson and wish I could be like him. He is a war Hero, and led our troops to victory in the War of 1812. I love his Democratic Party and how he was bold enough to veto the National Bank. It hurt our economy, but I trust him, and he is an excellent leader. I was lucky enough to serve under this great military leader and know he will be remembered as a great president.
An American Soldier
Events from Jackson's Presidency:
Jackson at New Orleans
Commander at the time, Jackson prevented the British army from coming in by sea. He made an accord with John Lafeet to help defend the fort at New Orleans. This victory helped Jackson become popular. This happened after the war of 1812 had officially ended
"Trail of Tears"
Jackson always had an issue with Native Americans. when the Supreme Court decided to leave the Native Americans alone, Jackson didn't obey that. He sent them on the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. The Cherokee were forced to leave the place they had lived for many years and were very sad to leave their homes. Many people died from hunger and disease along the way.
Killing the National Bank
As his term continued, Jackson truly grew a desire to crush the Second Bank of the US. He shut down the bank. However, he was accused of abusing power. Jackson spent a lot of time and energy opposing the bank.