What Are Some Pros and Cons of President Andrew Jackson?

President Andrew Jackson's arrogance and dictatorial style was both a pro and con in his presidency. His style led to problems with compromising with Congress, but it also kept South Carolina from attempting to leave the Union.

Jackson's war against the Bank of the United States was a victory against privilege and wealth. This helped to solidify his standing with most everyday citizens.

Jackson believed in and endorsed slavery. He was adamantly opposed to emancipation and stated that he saw nothing morally wrong with it. Despite that attitude, Jackson understood the importance of keeping the Union together and worked to prevent the Civil War.