Jackson the zero
How did Jackson's actions effect our economy and our state?
Handling the national bank
Jackson felt that the national bank should not exist because it would only favor the wealthy and was unconstitutional. Jackson thought the issue could be resolved by using his power to veto the bank. This did not help our economy, though it gave us more money, taxes, and bills to keep safe.
Tariff of 1828 and Tariff of 1832
During Jackson's presidency he passed the Tariff of 1828 and the Tariff of 1832. This affected South Carolina's manufacturing and the south still relied heavily on imported goods. This was not helping our economy but rather hurting it. This made South Carolina's rate on imported goods drop. South Carolina then decided not to pay their taxes making the 1833 compromise tariff.
1833 compromise tariff
When the federal government tried to interfere with South Carolina's nullification act South Carolina threatened to secede the union. Congress decided to pass a force bill, that will make South Carolina pay their taxes. This gave Jackson the power to force South Carolina to pay their taxes using the U.S army. The thought of Jackson turning against his people makes him seem like he isn't doing this for the good of the people he is doing it for himself. Although after the 1833 compromise tariff, Jackson still got re-elected for his second term. Jackson was overpowered and attempted to use the U.S army on us, just to pay a tax!
In this political cartoon Jackson is vetoing the bank and looks determined to end the national bank.
Age of Jackson: Crash Course US History #14