Andrew Jackson's Presidency: Events
By Logan Kettle
Worcester vs. Georgia
Explanation of Political Cartoon
I may not know that much about American government, as a Cherokee but I got some things to say about Jackson. I have made some friends in Southern America and they inform me a lot. Plus, there's the personal relationship Jackson has with us Natives. Him shutting down the National Bank was stupid. The economy took a terrible dive and all of the biased opinion of Jackson who wants the poor to have jobs. Second, the tariffs. Just because Jackson's having financial problems doesn't give him the right to do something like that. In the time that those tariffs were imposed, my Southern friends were hurt terribly. Jackson doesn't care about the opinion of others and he doesn't deserve to be the president. And then he got personal. The Cherokee and I live in Georgia and for some random reason nobody knows, Jackson decided to kick us out. So we sued, of course because we didn't want to lose the land we've been living in for HUNDREDS OF YEARS. And we won. But of course, Jackson, not caring about anybody else went ahead and removed us anyway. These Americans with guns charged into our houses and forced us on our way with whatever we had on our backs. Then began the Trail of Tears. The long hard journey that we went for, because Jackson didn't like us. All of my family died on that trip except for my little brother. Jackson doesn't even begin to comprehend the suffering he put us through. Plus, we were promised food, money and medicine but got nothing except harsh treatment and death. And I'm betting it was due to Jackson. After this terrible, cold, hard journey we were forced onto certain land picked out for us that I was in no way familiar with. So, I don't know about Americans, but if I had a president, I wouldn't want him to be Jackson.