Andrew Jackson was a symbol for his era by being just an average man. He symbolized the era of the common man. He was the symbol that proved that America was not only a place for the elite. Jackson was also a break from the past presidencies because he was not born and raised as an elite member of society. Unlike previous president he was more concerned with improving the economy and the lives of the minority than by lining his own pockets.
By 1832, nearly all states adopted a new system for choosing for choosing its electors. Before Jackson's presidency, the electors were chosen by state legislatures. Now all the states in the Union, except South Carolina, had adopted a more democratic method of allowing voters to choose their state's electors. Also, during Jackson's era, many state and local officials were elected to office, instead of being appointed. This gave the voters more control of their local government, and increased participatio...
Looking into Andrew Jackson’s personal background, one finds in his upbringing and numerous careers many factors that were beneficial to his populist persuasion. In the first place, much of Jackson’s history was influential uniquely within the cultural and political conditions of the early nineteenth century. Born British colonists on March 15 1767, Jackson’s upbringing would resemble the history of many an American commoner during his era. Having lost his father before birth, Jackson was later orphaned as his mother passed when Jackson was fourteen years of age. As a result, Jackson was left to create his own self driven future, a path that would culminate in tremendous success in both the military and political arenas. Under these adverse
Andrew Jackson, after narrowly losing the presidential elections in 1824, successfully ran again in 1828 to become the 7th President of the United States. Jackson, a former military general and the person credited with defeating the British in the Battle of New Orleans is popularly remembered for being the people’s advocate and believing that the president’s work was more than just a symbolic figurehead of the country. He is seen as being the common man’s representative and advocating for the power of the people to determine their own direction particularly through the ‘rotation in office’ policy which was designed to limit public officials tenure to only single terms so as to give other ‘common’ people the opportunity to hold these positions.
Before the Jackson took office the United States continued to grow in number people began to fear and worry. People feared that the rapidly growing nation might turn their path from justice and liberty like the founding father had envisioned. Individuals feared that a social preference might begin to develop toward the wealthy and powerful elite. Citizens felt that they needed a more widely available opportunity for regular citizens and believed that the nation needed a reliable authority system which led in increase in the electorate. Jackson believed that offices belonged to the people and not bureaucracy. He essentially believe the same things that people feared and was concerned about the future of the nation if elite individuals had more preference in relation to common individuals. Furthermore, during Jackson’s office term, his supporter worked to change the way presidential candidate were elected. As his term moved forward, his supporter managed to nominate him and he later got reelected. Jackson’s belief that power needed to go beyond the elite individuals and that led him to want to reduce the power of the federal government and strengthen his supporter to push for a greater voice in politics. After Jackson’s presidency the work of his supporter was greatly noticed due to the increase in the electorate from 1824 of 27% to an incredible jump in1840 to 80%. Finally, throughout his presidency, Jackson was view as a strong symbol of Democracy and anti-elitist that envisioned a
He was a war hero, an Indian fighter, and in the minds of many, a representative of the common man—particularly since he was the first American president not born to an elite family. When Jackson took office, he sought to assert the power of the executive branch.” Andrew was like because of the people he was a normal person, but did not like anyone else, but the poor white man he saw then has him when he was younger.Andrew only sees people of his color and fortune has “common man or men” not the Indian or other
In 1767, Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson gave birth to a future American president. His birth, in fact, reflects on his different way of being a president. Known as a ‘common person’ president, Jackson had a very uncommon birth, an unexpected birth at one of his uncles numerous cabins. Jackson also had two brothers who both died unfortunately at an extremely early age. Jackson went on to do amazing things in his life that led to some great accomplishments in his American presidency.
In conclusion, during Andrew Jackson’s life time, he was an eager politician; he was a great militarist, and a great president. He created many enemies, but he had made much more allies. He was a very popular president that is one of the reasons he won his presidency. During the military he was great at it, he was promoted through the ranks, because of his great mind. That influenced him during the political life, and gave him more popularity. Over all Andrew Jackson influenced many people and helped a lot of people and he was very great.
Andrew Jackson is the only president to have his image listed on a bottle of bourbon whiskey, Old Hickory. All of the intricacies made Jackson seem like an average man to the common man, although he was a wealthy plantation owner from Tennessee. During President Jackson’s inauguration, the commoners and farmers were invited to the White House and they nearly tore it apart. During Andrew Jackson’s time as president he worked to see that the common man had access to government, and made the process more democratic. President Jackson put a system into his office called rotation, where he moved people in government into different jobs to bring new people in. He even allowed friends to come into the “Kitchen Cabinet” of the White House where they gave him advice. Jackson did not like banks, and did everything he could to put the National Bank out of business. When President Jackson vetoed the banks re-charter in 1832, it greatly harmed the bank in Jackson’s second
I believe that Jackson would do this because he came from humble beginnings and experienced the pains of the less privileged. Growing up in poverty Jackson did not get a stable education, additionally, during his early life Jackson was also held captive by the British, this event causing the death of his last 2 family members leaving him an orphan at the age of 14. Under those circumstances, Andrew Jackson was able to see the world from the perspective of the “ common man”. While campaigning Jackson introduced the idea of democracy of the common man, because of his perspective that differed from those of previous presidents Andrew Jackson would be able to reach individuals who were not as privileged, bringing out the voices of those who may have been