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Tech 385 Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 and died in 1845 He was the seventh president of the United States Jackson fought his way to leadership and wealth in a frontier society and his success established a bond between him and the common people that was never broken Small farmers laborers mechanics and many other Americans struggling to better themselves looked to Jackson for leadership Jackson moved his way up the chain of the military before becoming president From an idea in Encarta Encyclopedia Jackson was a Democrat that was also a hermit The Democrats considered the opposing party the National Republicans later known as the Whigs aristocrats As McDuffie Piggrem and Woodworth stated Andrew Jackson set many principles such as the spoils system and the expansion of the electorate He helped spread the electorate system to the west and expanded it so not only white property owners could vote but so whites that didnt own property All blacks could not vote and were excluded at all costs Although blacks and women were still left out of the picture it helped set the basic properties for later on The way he did it was not the best for common people but he was still considered a great president by most people As in Encarta Encyclopedia three years before Andrew Jackson was born his Scotch-Irish parents immigrated to America from Northern Ireland They had two sons at the time Andrews Father took up farming and died three days before Andrew was born The widow Jackson moved her family into the home of a nearby relative where Andrew spent his days growing up He learned how to read and was often called upon by the community to read the Philadelphia Newspaper Andrew Jackson held many military and other job positions while working his way up through the government chain As in Encarta Encyclopedia he started off by studying under Spruce
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