Andrew Jackson was either seen as a good or bad president. I believe a president should be well disciplined, well educated, and have respect for all the different beliefs no matter his own beliefs. HE should be open minded and able to make decisions and stand by them confidently despite the criticism he receives. Of course he should always listen to the people and try to reach compromises within the best interests of the people. In my opinion a president shouldn't be so concerned in other country's problems while our country is suffering. He also should be somewhat of a good speaker or writer, and organized in his thoughts, otherwise he probably would not have been elected into office anyway.
Jackson didn't have the best up bringing. He was orphaned at an early age and grew up without much parental restrictions. He even earned the nickname of "Mischievous Andy." When he was younger, Jackson was mostly interested in fighting rather than seizing the opportunity to learn.
According to my standards for a good president, Jackson so far doesn't seem like he would have made a good president, just learning of his background. But eventually Jackson did learn to express himself through writing with clarity, which made for a strong point in his presidential career.
Jackson was said to personify the new west by reflecting its individualism, versatility, opportunism, energy, directness, and prejudices. His sense of individualism and prejudices were major set backs in my opinion. This is because you cant be individualistic and still be able to believe the way the majority does and conform your ways to help better their welfare. Prejudices will get a president no where because if you speak out against a group or an idea more people will revolt against you. Jackson also moved "up...