Is Jackson A True American Hero? Essay

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Is Jackson a true American Hero?
The Jacksonian Democracy was a period of American history that occurred roughly from the election of President Andrew Jackson in the late 1820’s all the way to the 1850’s. During this time many positive and negative things occurred during the United States history. A common argument that occurs even to this day from this time period is, was President Andrew Jackson a true American hero, or a true American Villain? Andrew Jackson is indeed not a true American Hero, but is a Villain. During his presidential term Jackson did an extreme amount of harm to the United States rather than good. To name a few of his biggest blunders would first be the removal of the indians and the destruction of the US Bank system putting the US into an immense economic depression.
One of the biggest acts Jackson is known for is the removal of the indian tribes specifically the tribe of the Cherokees. The Indian Removal act was signed by President Andrew Jackson on the day of May 28, 1830. The act authorized the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for the Indian lands that were within the existing state borders. Although a few of the tribes forced to move went peacefully, majority resisted the relocation policy, but were forcibly removed by the United States Government. Five of the most major tribes that were affected were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and the Seminole. This occurred during the fall and winter of 1838 and…

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