Andrew Jackson

Hero or Villain

Jackson's childhood

Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws between North and South Carolina. He grew up very smart and went into a militia group at age 13. He served as a courier in the Revolutionary War and was held hostage by the British. He finally was set free and soon after his mother died and he lived with his uncles. He soon started studying then eventually was part of the convention that created the Tennessee Constitution in 1796 and 32 years later he was the president of the United States of America.

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Path to presidency

Most of Jackson's supporters were the common people. Most of his popularity came from leading his team to victory in the war. That event helped him lead to victory in the election of 1828 over John Adams. He was in office from 1829-1837.

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I believe Andrew Jackson was a Hero

Jackson was a hero because even though he was a little harsh on the American Indians, he still did lots to help. One reason is that he was a hero in war. Then second is that he favored the common people over the rich even though most people back then would have favored the rich more. Also if people thought he was a villain, he wouldn't have had his face on the 20 dollar bill.

I don't think he promoted democracy because he was hated by lots of people and loved by lots of people. But sending the Indians to the tribe territories wasn't right because they could have helped in the war. That is why I think he did he did not promote democracy.
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By Nolan Welbes