Hero or Zero, might you ask? ZERO.
The Not-So-Common "Common Man"
Sure, Andrew Jackson was born to an unfortunate family and belonged in the lower class side of the neighborhood his entire adolescence. And yes, it is true that he had to work for everything a little harder than the more fortunate man. So there are the reasons that so many people liked him. He wasn't born to a wealthy family like many previous presidents. He seemed to be just an average man. But does an average man own a mansion and 150 slaves at their death? I don't think so. He led people to believe that a leader can be an ordinary person with an unfortunate upbringing. But is owning 150 slaves really so ordinary?
Mr. Andrew Vetoing-Tyrant Jackson
The Monster Behind the Trail of Tears
A King? In AMERICA?
As we know, Jackson vetoed way too many bills, preventing new laws from forming. He abused this power so much that he was referred to as "King Jackson". Every branch of the government is supposed to have the same amount of power, right? Wrong. At least in Jackson's mind. By the way he abused his power to veto bills, you would think he though the executive branch was supposed to be the tyrant of the three branches.