Andrew Jackson was not born of wealth or prestige; however, he eventually ensconced himself in that position, mainly through military success. Jackson served his presidency, after John Quincy Adams, supporting the population that obtained a similar background. He supported the “common man.” Andrew Jackson’s performance in office was strongly democratic, which completely opposed the prior presidencies, “The Era of Goodfeeling.” Jackson’s presidency spurred polarized sects of the American population, which emitted two very different views of Andrew Jackson.
Jackson obtained the presidential position following “The Era of Goodfeeling.” In this era, Presidents, such as Monroe, created a harmonious executive branch. Monroe made appointments to people from both the North and the South, both prosperous and poor. The executive branch had negated bias until the inauguration of Andrew Jackson. Jackson created a “kitchen cabinet,” which placed extreme emphasis on...