Andrew Jackson's Democracy

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Andrew Jackson's election was known to be more democratic than any previous elections because more people were able to vote. Jackson was a well-known for his many battles against the Indians, therefore making him popular amongst the American citizens. Jackson won the presidential office over his opponent, John Quincy Adams. While in office, he expanded the executive power much more than any of the previous presidents. This led to the use of armed troops to collect taxes, refusing to enforce legislation and supreme court legislation, and hiring and firing his staff based on supports in the election. He was also the first president to regularly use the presidential veto as a political tool. The initial democracy of the United States wasn’t very