Jackson and his Importance.
Andrew Jackson's election in 1828, represented the forceful movement west. Andrew Jackson was from Tennessee and was firm in his beliefs agenst the Indians. He was the leader of their displacement to places less wanted for instance, Oklahoma which at the time he considered "God forsaken"ÃÂ. Under his presidency Andrew Jackson was able to push westward past the Mississippi adding several new states as he went. The increase in land lead to an agricultural boom this gave the American economy a large boost, up until 1819 when the great scare came about and dropped land prices from 69$ and acre to 2$.
Andrew Jackson was a symbol of the common man. He used this view to gain votes. It has been said that he was illiterate. It was this type of perception that gave him an advantage. People saw him as a successful version of themselves, and from this they inferred that their voice would be heard.
In reality Andrew Jackson was a wealthy man and by no means a good representation of the average man.
With the growing amount of product being produced and the demand from European countries such as France (who were in need of food and supplies because of war) there was a large push to evolve their current forms of transportation and shipping. In 1819 it became apparent to people that they need to be more stable in their trading, like the European counter parts. This feeling was aided buy industrialization and rapid changes in transportation from canals to steam boats, to trains.
Also the growing number of children lead to a desire for better schools. Under Jackson the schools change from one room all ages to schools that are state funded (not yet federally funded) to schools that...