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quai24 24 points ago +24 / -0

Definitely Jackson. He is one of the only leaders in history to shut down a central bank and live. That alone makes him one of the greatest.

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Blue-collar745 [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

No wonder he was demonized. My theory is the masons co-opted the anti Masonic party in order to demonize Jackson. His legacy as a power hungry maniac never went away, despite all the good he did. When presented with the Indian removal act, he knew manifest destiny meant settlers would move west weather you wanted it or not and he signed the act, knowing the Natives would be wiped out. Van Buren decided to move them in the trail of tears. Jackson even adopted a Native American child after he was found on the battlefield with his dead mother.

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superspathi 4 points ago +4 / -0

Jackson was the most badass President ever. Beat his own would-be assassin with a cane. At Jackson's funeral, his pet parrot had to be removed from the service because it would not stop cussing out the mourners.