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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 Jacksons performance in office was strongly democratic which completely opposed the prior presidencies The Era of Goodfeeling Jacksons presidency spurred polarized sects of the American population which emitted two very different views of Andrew JacksonJackson 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 democratic policies Sectionalism was hard to avoid because Jackson and his kitchen cabinet set decisions representing only half the democratic half of the nationBy appointing his select cabinet all of Jacksons democratic ideals were upheld One of Andrew Jacksons goals was to remove the previous somewhat archaic officeholders from their positions in order to enhance the vitality of the executive branch He also increased the power of the executive branch and continued his democratic approaches by refraining to pay for internal improvements with money from the national government For example the Maysville Road request was denied because the road would only benefit a single state The Democrats also abhorred the bank Jackson fought Nicolas Biddle the President of the Bank of the United States while trying to transfer power away from the national bank and into the many state banks Jackson was encouraged by the democratic ideal of state power instilled by Jefferson The actions made by Jackson were in representation of the Southern agrarian population not equally reflecting all of the United States populationThe Whigs the majority of New Englanders despised Jackson and viewed him as a
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