Essay on The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson

1404 Words Oct 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Andrew Jackson was undoubtedly one of the most influential and respected men of his era, encompassing the year’s 1815-1845. A man who grew from nothing, and eventually worked his way up the political food chain to become the president of the United States, as well as many other important positions. Serving as a Major General in the War of 1812, he was known as a war hero after the Battle of New Orleans. As the Era of Good Feelings faded out of sight with collapse of the Federalist Party, the democratic-republican Jackson developed the Democratic Party and a new political party system in the United States. He made a name for the Democratic Party as the first democrat in office, serving for two terms from 1829-1837. Jackson 's desire for small government power and anti-corruption following the corrupt bargain made him popular amongst the country. The people praised his hatred for the Second Bank of the United States. Although viewed as a genocidal racist for his removal of the Indian population to the west of the Mississippi, Jackson 's actions proved necessary for the survival of the country 's current status. Jackson 's image as the "common man" was reflected in presidential candidates after him such as William Henry Harrison. This idea the it was the American man 's right to expand territory across North America, manifest destiny, followed Jackson even after he passed away in 1845. The War of 1812 allowed Jackson to make a name for himself nationally leading the…

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