The election of 1828 was filled with wild accusations and mudslinging from one party to the other.
Corrupt! YOU ONLY PUT CLAY AS SECRETARY OF STATE TO GAIN HIS SUPPORTERS' VOTES!!
VOTE Andrew Jackson
VOTE JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
LIAR!! Why should the people listen to this murderer?!?
Jackson! A pioneer and voice for the common man!
Although Jackson represented the common man, he was a wealthy plantation owner, who just happened to live in the West.
I wonder how the Hermitage is...
Jackson's actions in the Nullification Crisis reinstated the strength of the national government, while simultaneously preventing South Carolina from seceding. It was a major triumph in his presidency.
THE UNITED STATES WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS!
BOO TARIFFS! GO SOUTH! WE MAKE OUR OWN LAWS!
Andrew Jackson's cancellation of the US Bank and requirement that all public land be purchased with hard money led to inflation and a rapid economic decline. Van Buren, Jackson's successor, was left to clean up the country after the Panic of 1837.
WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY AMERICAN SYSTEM?!?!?
Down with the national bank!
During his presidency, Andrew Jackson was a firm promoter of a strong executive branch. Even declaring the national bank unconstitutional, which the Supreme Court had declared constitutional in McCullough v. Maryland , Jackson started to be viewed as a tyrant.
King Andrew And His Veto
Presidents can do whatever they want
What's the point of Congress if the President rejects every law?
Jackson's most famous and controversial action as president was the Indian Removal Act. Although it was intended to be by choice, thousands of Indians were forced off their lands and out of their homes. Without food or shelter, thousands died on these forced marches to foreign lands.