Andrew (Zero) Jackson

A President who abuses his power, is ruling the white house?

The Nullification Crisis

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, used the power to veto a law more than any other previous president before him. When facing the problem of a struggling southern economy, Andrew Jackson abused his power once again to obtain the responses he yearned for. Shortly after the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were passed, South Carolina, a southern state, threatened to secede from the nation in fury of the passing of the tariffs. In response, Jackson passed The Force Bill, allowing him to send in the US military to monitor the state, ensuring that the citizens paid the money required with the passing of the new tariffs. South Carolina eventually gave in after the tariff was lowered a bit.

Defeating the National Bank

Andrew Jackson felt that the National Bank was a monster he had yet to defeat and despised it. So of course, he HAD to find someway to destroy this monster. The renewal of the bank's extension bill still had time left, yet Jackson vetoed the bill despite that fact, thus "killing" the monster that he thought the bank was.

The Trail of Tears

Shortly after the Supreme court ruling that the Cherokee Native Americans were a civilized community, (who settled in and around the Georgia area) Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal act, forcing the Cherokees to abandon their land and onto reserves. These reserves were not filled with the abundance of resources that were located in the Cherokee's previous land. Jackson stripped them of their lands and homes.

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King Andrew

This political cartoon shows Andrew Jackson depicted as a King because of his abuse of his powers as the president.

The Trail of Tears: They Knew It Was Wrong

The Trail of Tears Video

This video explores the details of the Trail of Tears.