Jackson entered politics in Tennessee, serving in both the house and Senate. He became widely known during the battle of New Orleans and during the War of 1812. His defense of the city made "Old Hickory" a national hero.
In 1824, Jackson ran for president against Henry Clay, William Crawford, and John Quincy Adams. Jackson won the most electoral and popular votes but did not have enough electoral votes for a majority.
I'm going to win this elcection!
What are you doing?
I'm going to replace Republican officeholders with loyal Democrats. I shall call this the spoils system!
I'm going to pass the Force Bill and the federal army will collect the Tariffs!
If you don't lower the Tariffs, we will secede!
Jackson was re-elected in 1832. Instead of waiting for the bank to die when the contract was up, he decided to order the secretary of the treasury to remove all federal deposits from the bank and put them in state banks. He believed abolishing the bank was good.
I'm going to push a bill throught Congress that will renew the bank's contract 4 years early. If you sign it, farmers will not re-elect you. If you don't you will lose votes from businessmen.
Since there are many more votes poor farmers than bussinessmen to cast votes, I will veto it
You don't own this land! You must leave your home!