The 7th president of the United States. He acted against the ruling of the Supreme Court which recognized the government of the Cherokee Indians and the borders of their homeland. He helped the Georgians to force the Cherokee out of their land, saying such things as, "Let (the Supreme Court) protect them" and "We will light a fire underneath (the Cherokee) so that they will have to move." After being rounded up and placed in concentration camps, many Cherokee starved to death, while others prostetuted themselves for food. Then they began the Trail of Tears or Trail Where They Cried Oklahoma, along which several thousand died. The reason of all this was the anger and selfishness of Georgians who could not accept the fact that the Cherokee had built a government for which the United States government was a model (it had 3 branches of government). Moreover, the Georgians, excited by the Georgia Gold Rush, wanted the gold that was on Cherokee land. It is through his actions that today certain groups of Cherokee Indians now buy back very small portions of the land that is there's, reluctantly using casino money to do so. Thus, Andrew Jackson is another step in the legacy of cruelty, racism, and genocide of American Indians.
Although his actions were horrible, Americans continue to revere Andrew Jackson because he was "a man of his times" and that somehow excuses him.