Andrew Jackson and The Jacksonian Era

This period of history in America is not one of glamour, but so many things
happened during this short period of time, that would have influence on
most if not all of the institutions, our religious beliefs, the places
where we work, and our countries political system make up that we have
today, and sometimes take for granted.
Andrew Jackson was probably best remembered as the hero of the Battle of
New Orleans, where he defeated British forces led by Sir Edward Packenham.
The battle greatly boosted American morale and had instilled a sense of
unity within the United States. It was no surprise that Jackson would vie
for a seat as president of the United States later on. At the beginning of
1828 Andrew Jackson became our 7th president; he was thefirst president
from the “west” and was a planter and a slave holder. Famous for being a
solider and Indian fighter, he was naive in terms of politics, though he
had been a congressman and senator from Tennessee but would be elected to
two terms of office by the people of the United States, and under Jackson
the Democratic Party became thefirst real political party of the U.S.
From the time of Andrew Jackson’s inauguration, he was known as “The
People’s President.”Andrew Jackson’s Presidency led to a vast array of
new beliefs and policies, each of which contributed to the further
development of the United States, as we know it. Social improvements during
the Jacksonian Era reformed many areas of life including religion, the
workplace, education, and social institutions.
Of all the changes that happened, the most significant of them that arose
from his Presidency was the rise of the common man. Although on the issue
of slavery he was no friend to the abolitionists’ and because he was a
slave owner himself was opposed to the reform of the slave system. The rise
of the Common Man spurred the idea of suffrage for all, and Jackson’s
reform…

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