Savior of the Union
When congress passed a new tariff on imported British goods, the south, specifically South Carolina, grew furious with the federal government. South Carolina was so upset, that they threatened to secede, or leave the union, if the tariff was not removed. Jackson acted fast and quickly showed up at South Carolina with the US army. South Carolina changed their minds. He also expanded suffrage, or the right to vote.
This cartoon shows that South Carolina threatened to leave the union, but Jackson was able to stop them.
In honor of his great actions, Jackson is featured on our 20$ bill.
Jackson was often called "Old Hickory".