Andrew Jackson Devil of the U.S.

Andrew Jackson; a villain in history

Today, Andrew Jackson is praised as the president who created the modern democrat party and even appears on our $20 bill, but there's more to "Old Hickory" than just that.

Indian removal act

First of all, Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which allowed him to remove Native Americans from their land either through deals or by force. This eventually led to the Trail of Tears, which was the removal of the Cherokee Indians from their land by force, around 4,000 of them dying on the journey.

King andrew's abuse of power

This shows "King Andrew" vetoing the re-charter for the Bank

Andrew Jackson often abused his power as president, some calling him "King Andrew" as he appeared to act like a dictator or tyrant, and did things based off of his personal preferences rather than on if it was best for the US. For example he vetoed the re-chartering for the National Bank just because he thought it was unconstitutional and favored the rich. Jackson also ignored the Supreme Court ruling which stated that the Indian Removal Act was invalid, and instead continued to remove Natives from their lands.

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes."

-Andrew Jackson, 1832, veto message regaurding the Bank Battle

Jackson was a hypocrite

Andrew Jackson's quote clearly tells that he believes corruption in government is a large issue, and that some government members are just in it for themselves. This statement is completely hypocritical as Jackson has on multiple occasions overlooked the common people (which he was so acclaimed for doing the opposite of) and making decisions based on his own self preferences.

In Conclusion...

Andrew Jackson was a treacherous and villainous president, signing the Indian Removal Act, ignoring Supreme Court rulings and abusing his power. For all of these reasons the 7th president of the United States was a villain.

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