Andrew Jackson

A Villain or Hero?

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

Andrew Jackson started politics in Tennessee serving both House and Senate. Andrew was called a crude and ignorant man who was unfit to be president by John Quincy Adam's supporters because Andrew Jackson was the hero of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans. When the votes were counted Jackson clearly won, but his supporters were from the general population, not the wealthy and upper class. Over 10,000 people, who came from every state, crowded into Washington, D.C to see Andrew Jackson's inauguration on March 4, 1829. After Jackson was sworn in as president a huge crowd followed him to the White House. When everyone came to celebrate it almost turned into a riot. There were ladies who fainted and men with bloody noses. Jackson escaped through a back door before he was pressed to death.