Andrew Jackson

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Abuse of Power

Andrew Jackson abused his power by ignoring the Constitution. Some people say he overused his veto too much. Here's a political cartoon that compares him to a king:

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency
Andrew Jackson was known as "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and aggressive personality. Before his presidency he was known as a common man, but after the presidency he owned at least 150 slaves and lived in a mansion. He was also known as a king for abusing his power by vetoing and ignoring the supreme court.

Trail of Tears

The biggest thing he influenced was the removal of the Native Americans: The Trail of Tears. When he commanded soldiers to resettle the Native Americans, they were never given a permanent home. On the way to their new land many of them died. Wherever they were moved the land was usually nothing like their original land.