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Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828 and served until 1836 In the 1828 election Jackson was appealing to the public because he seemed to be on their level He had grown up in a log cabin on the South Carolina frontier He later became a successful lawyer land speculator and planter He was a hard worker and people liked that about him Jackson was also liked by the people of the United States because he was a war hero He won the final battle of the War of 1812 at New Orleans and also fought and defeated the Creeks and Seminoles in a series of Indian Wars Jacksons goal of the election of 1828 was to become a common man and win the vote of the farmers and laborers He may have been a common man and won the election of 1828 but as president I feel he did a poor job and that many of his decisions were single minded selfish and just plain foolish Jacksons most selfish move when he entered office was his practice known as the spoils system This was the practice of giving government jobs to his political backers and friends He also was in favor of rotation of office He believed that people often became board with their jobs and unfaithful to the government If he felt that a person had had a government job to long he would replace them which was a great movement except that often he replaced them with his friends Jackson had also extended the voting rights to all white men not just wealthy white land owners He extended the voting right to assure him the win in the election of 1832 Witt 2 Jackson abused his power as president while he was in office In the Supreme Court ruling of Worcester v Georgia John Marshall made the decision to allow the Cherokee Indians to stay in Georgia Jackson ignored the Supreme
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