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Andrew Jackson Pros and Cons This document is open to the public to View. You need to go to “File” and “Make a Copy” to edit it for yourself. Pros Cons He was the first self-made man to become President. Before he was president, he invaded Florida against orders. He was only instructed to capture runaway slaves but he conquered the territory and wiped out entire Seminole villages. He was a supporter of the “common man” - he felt the government was only helping the rich. While in Florida, he executed two British officers, which was against the orders he had been given by his own military court. He was the hero of the Battle of New Orleans - this gave Americans a huge sense of pride. He forced the Cherokees off their land even though the Supreme Court had ruled in Worcester v. Georgia that the Cherokees had the legal right to stay. Over 4,000 Cherokee Indians died as a result of this action. He fought in the Revolutionary War.

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