Andrew Jackson Accomplishments

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Most people know Andrew Jackson as the person on the twenty dollar bill, but there is a lot more to him that has made America to what it is today. He is the seventh president of the United States. People have different opinions about him. Some say that he is beloved, others say that he was not a good person, and others don’t know what to think of what kind of man he was. When United States and Britain were at war his leadership made him a military hero, but then his forcing the relocation of Native Americans east of the Mississippi tarnished his legacy. Andrew Jackson had a rough childhood, but his perseverance led him to become the seventh president of the United States and lead a successful wealthy life.
Andrew Jackson was born March 15,
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Jackson always believed that the power to elect the president and vice-president should go to the American people, and wanted to abolish the electoral college. Because of this he was given another nickname, which was the, “people’s president”. One of Jackson’s greatest accomplishments during his presidency was his battle with the second bank of the United States. The bank was a private corporation, but it served as a government sponsored monopoly. Jackson despised the bank and would veto its re-charter bill and charged it with this proportionate economic privilege. The American public was in agreement and supported his view in that issue because he was reelected in 1832 as president against Henry Clay. He won with 56% of the popular vote and had five times as many electoral votes than Clay. Even though Jackson was very popular and successful as being a president he also had some controversies. One being, the Trail of Tears, which forced the relocation of 15,000 Cherokee Indians to the West. The Trail of Tears happened because Andrew Jackson took no action when Georgia claimed millions of acers of land that the Cherokee Indian were given under federal law. The United States supreme court ruled that Georgia was not allow to have the land that belong to the Indians. This all ended in 1835 when the Cherokees would give up their land for the land that was a territory West of Arkansas. In 1838, about 15,000 Indians would walk on foot to those lands, which would lead 2,000 of deaths and would be known as “The Trail of

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