Andrew Jackson

Hero or Zero? Zero for Sure

The Trail of Tears

Andrew Jackson wanted to make an exchange with the Cherokee's land for some land in Oklahoma. Jackson said that it was going to be a nice and smooth trip, but it wasn't. It was a nightmare for them. They had to WALK from Mississippi all the way to Oklahoma. It would take 12 hours to get there... BY CAR! At that time, it took them 3 months to get to Oklahoma. Half of the Cherokee population was wiped out from the trip. And the indians never wanted to move in the first place. Jackson made the Cherokees move by force. The soldiers had to come in their homes and remove everything from their home if they refused to leave or when they had to leave. Not a hero at all if you ask me.

The Spoils System

Andrew Jackson rewarded people who were his official supporters with government jobs. Technically this was unconstitutional because it was not fair to the others, especially people who were not his supporters.


Slaves after Presidency

When Andrew Jackson was all done with presidency and retired from office, Jackspn had about 150 slaves for sevants in his mansion until the death of him. Jackson bought a Heritage in 1804. He owned nine enslaved African Americans. By 1829, that number had increased through purchase and reproductionto over 100 African American men, wome, and children. At the time of his death in 1845, Jackson owned approxtimately owned nine enslaved African Americans. By 1829, that number had increased through purchase and reproduction to over 100 African American men, women, and children. When jackson had died, he had already owned about 150 human beings who lived and worked on this property150 human beings who lived and worked on this property.Slavery was one of Jacksons' main sources of wealth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hermitage_(Nashville,_Tennessee)


Andrew Jackson Political Cartoon

Andrew Jackson was featured in this cartoon for many reasons. He severely over-used his powers way to much. Vetoing every bill that would come to him. And Jackson didnt even listen to the constitution. And he was king for all of the actions he was doing unconstitutionally. Generally he was a the king of a monarchy intead of King Andrew the First. http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/BE035486/political-cartoon-of-andrew-jackson-as-absolute


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