Andrew Jackson

The King that was a Zero

Hatred Towards the Indians

President Jackson was not happy that he had a nation within his nation. Hearing the pleas from Georgians, Jackson decided to act. He signed the Indian Removal Act, which exchanged the current Indian lands in Georgia, with less desirable land west of the Mississippi river. The Cherokee's who currently lived in Georgia were angry, but decided not to get violent with the situation. Instead, they take the situation to the Supreme Court. John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the time, ruled that Georgia could not just simply kick out the Cherokees because they were considered a completely separate nation. Jackson responded, by completely ignoring the ruling of Worcester v. Georgia, and the Cherokee's were forced out of Georgia in 1838 by the US military.

The National Bank

Jackson hated the National Bank. He felt it did no good towards the common people of America and only helped the wealthy. He was determined to close the National bank for the good of the people; and he did. When the National Bank asks for a charter, President Jackson vetoes it, and the Bank closes. The National Bank actually helped our economy, strengthening our small businesses and getting our economy running. Because Jackson vetoed it, loans for small businesses will have to come from State banks, no longer the National Bank. Jackson uses the power of veto to go against something he hated.

The One and Only King Jackson

After ignoring the Constitution in the court case Worcester v. Georgia and also using his power to veto excessively, he also starts to change government officials by his own free will. Whoever supported him during his election, he rewarded them by putting them in government positions that most were not capable of fulfill. This action was called the Spoils System.

Jackson shown as a King because he uses his power to veto excessively and thinks the Constitution is below him