Andrew Jackson: The People's President

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Andrew Jackson was very well known as the “people’s president”, for many reasons. He was born in a small settlement in the backwoods of the Carolinas, only receiving infrequent education. Later on, as a teenager, he studied on his own for two years about law, and become a prominent lawyer in Tennessee. These two factors show his hard work, yet humble up bringing that originally led him to be known as the people’s president. Later on in life he left his job in law and became a major general in the War of 1812, and then from that became known as a national hero, also adding to his humbleness and his becoming the people’s president. Jackson believed that the roles of government were plain and simple. From this, he was also the first frontier president, …show more content…
He felt that he could not pass anything from Congress if it was not for the good of the people, instead of only being constitutional, or unconstitutional, as the president’s before him had done. Through Jackson’s presidency, a new term called “Jacksonian Democracy” came about. Jacksonian Democracy was an authentic movement that embodied an elevated egalitarian thrust, but because of it, this powerful social critique was pretty much always a pitch for the prosperity of the white man. From this, one of the biggest contributions to the presidency from Jackson was the Democratic Party, and the national two-party system, which is known as his legacy. Jackson also defined himself as acting without Congress, and made himself strong against Congress by creating tight bonds with the voters. As president, Jackson had many successes. These ranged from his modernizing the presidency, to his vetoing bills that he felt as though did not benefit the country instead of only considering whether it was constitutional or not as the presidents before him did, and much