Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson

Trail of Tears

In 1830, president Andrew Jackson forced Indians from their ancestral land with the Indian Removal act. The Indians had to travel from Georgia to South Carolina. 2,000-6,000 of the 16,542 relocated Cherokee died on the trail of tears, but there were many tribes who had to walk on the trail. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole were considered civilized, but they were removed as well. Civilized tribes are tribes who have tried to become more like the Anglo Americans. Jackson had given the Indians three choices, flee, die, or become civilized, although some did become civilized, they were still forced to flee.

Nulification Crisis

In 1832 Jackson passed a tariff, the tariff of 1832, but south Carolina found it unfair and refused to pay it. to force them to pay the tax, Jackson sent the whole army into south Carolina. While the out come was a success, the way he achieved it was poorly executed. instead of trying to solve the problem diplomatically, he went straight to brute force, and was rewarded for scaring his people into submission.

Abusive Power

not only did Jackson abuse his power with the Nullification crisis and the trail of tears, he also abused them with the National Bank. He wanted to take out federal funds and send them to the states, but when 3 people refused to do so, he fired them and hired someone else to do it. Jacksons most used power was his ability to veto a bill, he stopped the second national bank by vetoing the charter for it.

Political Cartoon

in this cartoon, Andrew Jackson is forcing the Indians out of their home to make room for Anglo settlers.
Indian Removal Act 1830 Andrew Jackson