Andrew (Zero) Jackson
A President who abuses his power, is ruling the white house?
The Nullification Crisis
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.
This political cartoon shows Andrew Jackson depicted as a King because of his abuse of his powers as the president.
The Trail of Tears Video
This video explores the details of the Trail of Tears.