Andrew Jackson: Zero!
He abused his presidential powers.
He destroyed the National Bank!
President Jackson never liked the National Bank, and he wanted to get rid of it. So when he was passed the bill to approve the of the Second National Bank, he vetoed it. This act that Jackson had committed, is definitely an example of him abusing his power to veto, because it ended what all the previous presidents had all established and maintained, throughout their terms.
The "Trail of Tears"
President Jackson issued the Indian Removal Act, to push Native Americans west of the Mississippi River and away from Georgia. Jackson did not have the right to force the Natives away from their land, especially without giving them Federal Support. Sadly Jackson's plans had worked, and soon the Native Americans slowly began to walk the "Trail of Tears" westwards. The Native Americans faced many hardships on the"Trail of Tears", such as surviving the cold winter, and the brutal drought. 25% of the Natives died on the journey, and the survivors had to restart their colonies from scratch in Oklahoma.
The Nullification Crisis
The South was upset about Tariffs, especially South Carolina, because they all still relied on imported goods. So South Carolina set out the Nullification Act, which says that they will declare the Tariffs invalid. They also threatened that if Congress were to interfere with their nullification act, then they would secede. Congress passed the Force Bill which gave President Jackson the power to force South Carolina into paying their own Taxes. Then the compromise Tariff if 1833 was passed, which slowly lowered the Tariff rates, and ended the Nullification Crisis.
Nullification crisis: Political Cartoon
The Cartoon above depicts how the manufactured based economy in the north is benefiting from the agricultural based economy in the South because of the Tariffs
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