Andrew jackson It's on his life during office and before.

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Andrew Jackson was a very democratic person. He was born a poor man, but he then became a successful lawyer. Andrew Jackson was the president of the United States of America from 1829 to 1837. Andrew Jackson is very democratic because he believed that the people should rule and have the power, there should be state banks not a national bank, and how he dealt with the Native Americans.

While Andrew Jackson was the president he designed a practice that was known as the spoils system. The spoils system meant that Andrew Jackson, once he was in office, pleased his followers and supporters by giving them government jobs. In a secondary source by Thomas Bailey and David Kennedy, they described Andrew Jackson's election of 1828 a "revolution" comparable to that of 1800. Some Jacksonians yelled out "Shall the people rule?" and people answered by yelling back "The people shall rule!" Some people traveled five hundred miles just to see General Jackson, and they think that he rescued the country from some sort of danger.

Jackson's victory sped up the relocation of national power from the government to the people. Andrew Jackson was the hero of the dirt farmer. The methods of electing presidential electors from 1816 to 1836 was done two different ways. One way was done by the people and the other way was by the state legislature. As the years went on, more of the electing was done by the people.

Andrew Jackson believed that there should have been state banks instead of a national bank. Andrew Jackson opposed the national bank because he said the bank was a dangerous monopoly that profited the rich investors at the expense of the poor, honest, and the industrious. Andrew Jackson had a debate with Henry Clay about the national bank.