No, Andrew Jackson was not a nice man in modern terms, though he was hospitable and a better executive than anyone expected. A good review of his life and times can be found here:
Nashvillians have grown up with an understandable Jackson hagiography, and the whole country would be better off with an understanding of this complex and contradictory man. First, he was the son of Irish immigrants and never knew his father. His mother vanished forever during the Revolutionary War, when she went to nurse his cousins in a British prison hulk. All his life, Andy Jackson strove to be a Gentleman, meaning the landed gentry of Europe. This was a common desire of many contemporaries, whose lives most Americans know or understand little about.
First was his perception of Native Americans as both unnecessary and unfriendly. This perception was common even among the most educated of Jackson’s era and afterward. As a military man, Andrew Jackson saw this savagery first hand; war was not the long-distance, sanitized conflict we now know. There were no repeating rifles or real long-range weapons except bows and arrows. Slaughter was personal, visceral, and apt to occur at any place or any time. A study of Bernard Cornwell’s SHARPE novels will reveal the truth of European warfare as Jackson knew it; naturally, Native Americans responded with similar savagery.
It should also be remembered that, when Jackson was president, there was no such thing as the National Guard. The Southern States especially wanted to overrun Indian lands – for profit, naturally. Though Jackson had withstood John C. Calhoun’s Nullification Crisis, he could not protect every Native American in the Southeast 24/7.
As for his being a slave owner – well, everybody who was anybody was in the South. This was a part of being a landholding gentleman, just as misusing Mexican labor is now common in California and other Western states. Like everybody else of his time, Jackson had been taught that Africans were inferior. In fact, it was not until the turbulent 1960s and afterward that anyone but a visionary challenged this belief. Certainly, every noted Tennessean subscribed to this belief, and recent events have shown that the idea is still not far from anyone’s memory.
On the plus side, though Andy Jackson willfully offended many of his contemporaries, he was a surprisingly clever and charismatic military leader. Also, when he destroyed the Second Bank of the United States, he struck a blow in the same battle we still fight with Wall Street and its apparently captive Federal Reserve. – Certainly, he cannot be compared to Harriet Tubman. They were of different backgrounds and different eras, and we would do well to remember that.