Topics: Native Americans in the United States, Trail of Tears, United States Pages: 2 (640 words) Published: January 24, 2013
A great president is someone who is a strong leader, makes choices that will change the country for the better, and does what is best for the good of all the people. Some people would consider Andrew Jackson to be a great president because he did things such as revolutionizing presidential campaigning, which made him the first modern president, and using his presidential power to veto bills that he saw unfit or harmful. Others would argue that Andrew Jackson was a terrible president because he enforced Indian removal and that he abused his power to veto in an effort to intimidate and take more control over congress. Andrew Jackson is now know for being somewhat of a conundrum or contradiction because he did do a lot of good for our country but at the same time did thing that could be considered cruel and unjust.

Andrew Jackson is considered a good president because he forever changed the way presidential campaigns are held. Instead running on a party platform Andrew Jackson appealed to the people. He held huge rallies and made several appearances. By doing this Andrew Jackson got the people more involved with the presidential elections and won their votes with all of his public exposure. To this day presidential campaigns are held much like Andrew Jackson’s campaigns making him the first modern president.

Andrew Jackson can also be considered a terrible president. One thing Andrew Jackson did that most people today disagree with is the Indian Removal Act. In 1830 Andrew Jackson instated the Indian Removal Act. This act evicted thousands of Native American families, specifically Cherokees, from their homes in the Carolinas and Georgia so that white families could move into their homes, because the population was expanding and there was not enough room for everyone. The Native American people were forced to walk from their homes to an area designated for them called Oklahoma. The Native Americans made this journey during the fall...
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