Martin Van Buren is the current President of the U.S. and has been for 2 years which is half of his term. I will tell you some things that you might not know about him. He was born on December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New york. His father was Abraham Van Buren who was a farmer that ran a tavern and inn who owned 6 slaves and his mother was Maria Hoes Van Alen Van Buren. He was also vice-president for Andrew Jackson and was a U.S. senator.
When he ran for President he said he would leave slavery alone in the U.S. where it already existed. He also said that he opposed abolitionists which helped him gain southern support. He was going to follow in the footsteps of Andrew Jackson who nominated him for presidency. He continued some of the things Jackson started like the issue withe the Natives. However he then made a bold step when he reversed his policies to make peace at home.
Article 2: Views on Andrew Jackson
This cartoon is of Andrew Jackson the "Man of the People". Many thought of him as a good man who fought for the people’s rights. However he known to be rather violent as he had a quick temper. He often got into bar brawls, duels, and fought basically anybody who opposed him. Even when he became president he used violence as a solution to many problems mainly anything to do with the Indians. He fought wars with them and took away their land either by buying it or forcing them to move which one such thing became known as the trail of tears.
So I’d say this cartoon is an accurate depiction of Jackson. It shows him with a gun with him saying anybody else want to discuss politics and a dead guy behind him. That basically describes his life as he caused many Natives to die when he fought with them. And when his Presidency ended he said that he regretted being unable to shoot Henry Clay who was a senator. He then chose Martin Van Buren his vice president as the candidate for the next election so that his policies would be continued.