Wow! I don't know how to respond to admiring a president who deprived tens of thousands of people of their land, against the ruling of the Supreme Court, defying the rule of law and the constitution and resulting in thousands of deaths of innocent people...
Native American peoples have my sympathy. I also realize that you are an Indigenous Person of Color. We should remember when allotting guilt that Jackson only carried out the policies towards the Native Americans that the previous 6 Presidents advocated. All great men have warts. Two thousand odd years ago Julius Caesar murdered 4,000,000 Gauls then he mumbled the famous words what he is remembed for, Veni, vidi, vici, I came, I saw, I conquered.
The PC crowd are quick to condemn Old Hickory for removing the 5 civilized tribes to Oklahoma. Few wish however to remember him for threating to hang the entire South Carloina State Government (Jackson's native state) if they seceded from the Union over the high tariffs that the North imposed on the South. I think that the South Carolina state Government believed that Andrew Jackson would carry out his threat? Why do I believe that? During its frontier days the Tennessee town where Jack Daniels whiskey is now distilled was a lawless cesspool of crime and violence. One visit from Andrew Jackson however changed all that. That visit also changed the towns name to Lynchburg. I wonder why?
Jackson had an adopted son who was full blooded Native American. Also Native Americans who held the title to their land were not molested or forced to move. I would have thought that General W. T. Sherman would draw greater condemnation from Native Americans than Old Hickory does. http://www.plpow.com/Atrocities_QuotesFromSherman.htm"
The more Indians we can kill this year the fewer we will need to kill the next, because the more I see of the Indians the more convinced I become that they must either all be killed or be maintained as a species of pauper. Their attempts at civilization is ridiculous..."
Gen. [of the Army] William Tecumseh Sherman
...Gen. Sherman in a June 21, 1864, letter to Lincoln's Sec. of War, Edwin Station wrote, "
There is a class of people men, women and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order."
Stanton replied, "
Your letter of the 21st of June has just reached me and meets my approval."
In the matter of Andrew Jackson are you sure that Native Americans are not being lead around by their noses when there are bigger bugger bears in the bushes that need bashing.