What Is Andrew Jackson's Legacy

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Andrew Jackson’s presidency was and is distinctively popular compared to others during the same time period. Around his election year of 1829, Americans were seeking a leader that would represent their needs as common people. Andrew Jackson was a true “common man”, unlike other presidential candidates who displayed themselves as average people to appeal to popular voters’ opinions, such as William Henry Harrison. Although he did not attend college, as was the case for many Americans at the time, he was still trusted to run the country for the good of the citizens, and he prevailed. A true sign of his popularity and good work as president is that he is pictured on the $20 bill. Some other examples of important historical figures that are on …show more content…
A few of the Democratic qualities advanced during Jacksons presidency were that the party was built up of regular factory workers and farmers and that Democrats disapproved of economic elites and the special privileges they thought they deserved. The Democratic - Republican Party split to become the Democratic Party, which was mainly against the Whigs, whose basis was hatred towards Jackson. His Democratic views of the time led to his veto of the charter of the Second Bank of the United States: “I have always been afraid of banks”. He believed in the common people to rule because they were the ones who were fighting the unpopular conditions: “As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending”. This trust in the common man is the basis of the Democratic Party today, and that people who are affected by laws should be able to contribute their opinions on legislation. Jackson’s expansion of the Democratic Party also carried over to his development of what the president had the right to …show more content…
He not only founded one of the most outlying political parties that carries over into the 21st century, but he also contributed to the enhancement of moral of the American people and the abilities of the presidents of the future. He truly deserves the recognition he attains, which include his photograph on our currency alongside other crucial Americans. A final quote sums up his determination to leave the most positive outcome of his presidency as he could: “Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives

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