Zero -or- Hero: Andrew Jackson

By: Charlize Luong - Per: 2 - Mr. Tong

Killing the National Bank

Even after the McCullough VS. Maryland's court case that made the National bank legal, Jackson felt the bank was unfair and unconstitutional. Andrew Jackson was elected for a 2nd term in 1833. He used his presidential power to veto the National bank to get rid of it.

Nullification Crisis

In 1832 the Southern farmers of South carolina were upset that they had to pay tariffs, such as: the Tariff of 1828 and the Tariff of 1832; and because they had little manufacturing and they relied heavily on imported goods.

Trail of Tears

The Cherokee were were a very settled nation, They had their own written language, newspapers, they even had their own constitution. The Cherokee land was very valuable so President Andrew Jackson wanted to remove all Cherokee influence so he could grow cotton and later find gold. In 1830 President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act ,made from Congress, that allowed the US to "exchange" the Cherokee's land with less valuable land west of the Mississippi. In 1831 John Marshall , Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ruled that Georgia couldn't interfere with the Cherokee nation after the court case Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia. Ignoring the Supreme Court's rule President Jackson, with help from the US Military and the Georgia Militia pushed the Cherokee nation west towards Oklahoma.


1. Dear President Andrew Jackson,

Why must we southerners pay expensive debts for you? Those dang tariffs are getting on our nerves! We our getting poor, weak, and we are going mad! You know what; we will ignore you until you learn that there are more important things that being rich! You should take care of this!

One of your people,

Jonathan D. Campbell

P.S. The entire South Carolina has decided that if this request isn't made right we will secede from the US.

2. Dear President Jackson,

We plantation owners thank you so much for clearing out all of those Indians. They were trying to act like us and fit in but they aren't normal. Then again we truly thank you for clearing out the land we are already starting to clear the land for expansions of Rode's Farm. I will admit that you didn't listen to the Supreme Court very well, about moving the Cherokee's but that's fine I guess...

Owner of Rode's Berry farm,

Thomas H. Rode

Click the photo above!!!