Andrew Jackson

Hero or Zero? Obviously a big Zero. :(

Andrew Jackson, our 7th president.

Andrew Jackson was born in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767. After going into Office, and being elected president of the United States of America, you will learn about all of his actions and why he will be known as a zero.




The Trail of Tears

Andrew Jackson decided to remove the Indian from their land only because there was gold, fertile soil and many crops on their land. He did so even after the Indians (Cherokee) had their own self government, and even their own laws. Not only was Jackson told to leave the Indians alone, but he still declared so. Who would rather care about riches, then innocent human lives?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2011/03/01/the-trail-of-tears-remembered/


The Spoils System

Andrew Jackson rewarded people who were his official supporters with government jobs... This could be considered unconstitutional because it could not be fair to others especially, people who were not his supporters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoils_system


The Nullification Crisis

South Carolina disliked the Tarriff of both 1826 and 1832. They refused to pay it since they thought it was unconstitutional.

Andrew Jackson Political Cartoon

Andrew Jackson was featured in this cartoon for many reasons. He severely abused his powers by vetoing every single bill that came his way.. He also ignored the constitution, and was described as a king for all the actions he was doing unconstitutional. He should of been named king monarchy instead of king Andrew the first.....

http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/4b1.html


Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency