The Age Of Jackson By Andrew Jackson

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“The Age of Jackson” was a time when the high society aristocrats were threatened by the commoner. Jackson was a common man himself; orphaned as a boy, Jackson, rose to the top and became an admired general and commander in chief. Jackson affected the outlook on the class system, the method of electing our president, the spread of the spoils system, the fighting between the north and the south, the interactions between America and the Indians, and he helped lead our country to inflation.

With Jackson’s emaciated physical appearance, it is ironic that he had the personality of a fighter. Andrew Jackson overall was a misfit in politics for a plethora of reasons that in turn had various effects. Jackson frequently used his power to veto bills. He did this more than any other president before him. This set the precedent for all future presidents to be more involved in the legislative process. Not only did Jackson give the President a much needed voice in legislation, but he also challenged the class system. Jackson became an orphan at a young age and took an interest in cockfighting. Like his predecessor, Washington, he had no formal college education and was known to have bad spelling habits. However, these disadvantages gave him a popularity increase with the lower class common man. He was perceived to have a greater understanding of the common man, being a common man himself. Jackson’s involvement in the end of the War of 1812 was a major success for him. At the Battle of…

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