Andrew Jackson has a complicated legacy. On the one hand, he was a populist hero and a venerated war general. On the other hand, he was a president who enslaved persons, killed thousands of Native Americans, created an economic depression, and killed a man.
"Old Hickory" lived a mad life — eventually leading to a presidency where he gave some very questionable orders, said some very unusual things, and took other actions many deem as messed up. Maybe that's why he's referred to by some as "America's worst 'great' president."
He Signed The Order For The Trail Of Tears
He Led Brutal Military Campaigns Against Native Americans
He Earned His Fortune Enslaving Others
He Killed A Man In A Duel
He Killed Off Fugitive Slaves
He Caused An Economic Depression