This act made thousands of Indians, mainly Cherokees, leave their home North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia so that white families could live in their homes because there wasn’t enough room for the both of them. The Indians were forced to walk to Oklahoma, an area designated for the Native Americans. This journey became widely known by “the trail of tears”, because it was a harsh journey, and it caused many diseases to spread, and many people died of starvation. Almost 2000 Indians died because of this Indian Removal Act, which can be considered the main reason Andrew Jackson was such a terrible president.
Finally, the last reason Jackson was a bad president was because of slavery. Slavery was the main source of Jackson’s wealth. One time, when Jackson had a slave run away named Tom Gid, he posted an ad in the newspaper offering a reward of $50 for the return of this runaway slave, and “ten dollars extra for every hundred lashes any person will give him, to the amount of three hundred.” Much like all the others, Andrew Jackson was a brutal master to his slaves, and he made sure every other slave owner knew by the newspaper ad he had