Good vs. Bad

How do you see Andrew Jackson?

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaws, the border of North and South Carolina. He was married to Rachel Jackson and they adopted Rachel's nephew, Andrew Jackson Donelson. Jackson died June 8, 1845 in Nashville Tennessee when he was 78.

Path to Presidency

Most of Jackson's supporters were not the rich and wealthy people, it was the common people in the lower class. This helped Jackson out because there is more common people then there are rich and wealthy.

Good Supporter

The Bank of The Untied States

Andrew Jackson was against the large national bank because he thought that it benefited the wealthy people and not the farmers and workers.

Villain or Hero?

My thoughts...

I think that Andrew Jackson could be considered as both because of the things that he did such as the Indian Removal Act makes people see him as a villain, but personally I see Andrew Jackson more as a hero than a villain because he supported the common people instead of giving everything to the wealthy people.


I think that Andrew Jackson did promote democracy by supporting the common people. "Equal rights for all, special rights for none." he once said. He vetoed Henry Clay's bill that was the bank's contract, Jackson said that the bank was unconstitutional. Instead of national banks, he believed that state banks were better. Jackson developed the spoils system that rewards people by giving them government jobs. Jackson was well liked because he did things for the people. Even though the Indian Removal Act changed some peoples view on Jackson, the settlers had some conflicts with the Indians and so Jackson pushed them off of their land. He told the Indians that they could trade in their land to live in the Great Plains and the Jackson would supply them with everything that they needed.

Andrew Jackson the Monster Slayer