Hero or Zero?
2) Andres Jackson introduced the National Spoils System. This system fired incumbent officeholders and replaced them with those in the President's own party. As a result, new office holders may have cared little for the country and more for their own rewards. Hiring friends does little to help the nation. This policy caused political divisiveness along party lines that continues to harm our political system.
3) President Jackson was largely responsible for the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the "Trial of Tears". This forced the relocation of Native American Nations from their ancestral homes in the southeastern United States to an area west of the Mississippi River. Thousands died in route from the brutal conditions of exposure, disease, and starvation.