Andrew Jackson: American Hero or Villain? Actions that made him "Good/Hero"

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Andrew Jackson: American Hero or Villain?

Actions that made him “Good/Hero”

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Actions that made him Bad/Villain

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Andrew Jackson was a war hero.

Winning the Battle of New Orleans in a massacre of British troops made him an instant national hero. Word of his total command of the situation was legendary. He even used local pirates to support New Orleans.

"Jackson, Andrew." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 6 March


He closed the U.S bank

On this day in 1833, President Andrew Jackson announces that the government will no longer use the Second Bank of the United States, the country's national bank. He then used his executive power to remove all federal funds from the bank, in the final salvo of what is referred to as the "Bank War."

Came up with the symbol of a donkey for the election.

used the symbol of a donkey for a while,

The Jackson PDF.

Kicked Indians out of their home.

After demanding both political and military action on removing Native American Indians from the southern states of America in 1829, President Andrew Jackson signed this into law on May 28, 1830.

Jackson was the commander of Tennessee.

Jackson was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia in 1801, with the rank of colonel. He was later elected major general of the Tennessee militia in 1802.

Acted like a king

Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and other Whig leaders proclaimed themselves defenders of popular liberties against the usurpation of Jackson. Hostile cartoonists portrayed him as King Andrew I.

People’s president.

Andrew Jackson, our seventh President of the United States, is a rather acceptable President. He was considered as the "People's President,"

He went after the electoral college.

When Jackson won the White House in 1828 his first target was the Electoral College, obviously miffed at its costing him the election.

Paid off debt in 1935

On Jan. 8, 1835, all the big political names in Washington gathered to celebrate what President Andrew Jackson had just accomplished. A senator rose to make the big announcement: "Gentlemen ... the national debt ... is PAID."

Was called the early Hitler.

To this day, many Indians consider Jackson an early "Hitler". Some won't carry $20 bills because they have Jackson's picture! They ask for two tens instead of a "hated Jackson 20".

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