Andrew Jackson

Hero or Zero?

The Trail of Tears! Zero?

In 1830 "President" Jackson, passed the Indian Removal Act, that ordered the forced relocation of all Native Americans in the American Deep South. From 1831-1838, all Cherokee, Muskogee, Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians were forced off of their lands and marched to small reservations in Oklahoma, many died along the trail, including 4,000 of the 13,000 Cherokee Indians!

Abolished the National Bank! Hero?

In 1832, the Second Bank of the United States was up for rechartering. When congress had voted to reauthorize the Bank, President Jackson and his supporters were mobilized to oppose the Bank, on the grounds that the Bank's policies had preferred the financially elite over the common man when giving loans, violating core principles of social equality. Finally, their work payed off, on July 10, 1832, Jackson vetoed the bill presented to him by Congress. In effect to this, many more state banks were established and more rights had been given to the state government.

So Andrew Jackson, Hero or Zero? YOU DECIDE!