Jackson: A matter of opinion

by David

Letter to the Editor: Cherokee's Perspective

Dear Editor,

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.


Betrayed,


Chief Teardrop

Letter to the Editor: Soldier's Perspective

Dear Editor,


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.


Proudly,


An American Soldier

Events from Jackson's Presidency:

Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. President

Political Cartoon: King Andrew The First

This political cartoon shows Andrew Jackson standing on the Constitution of the United States. When President Jackson vetoed the Bank of the United States bill, many people thought he had abused his powers of being president. He was compared to a tyrannical king in the cartoon.

Presidential Term:

March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837