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The primary aspect of Andrew Jackson that appealed to the American people resulting in his re-election was his ardent support of the fundamental democratic ideals These ideas were not originated by Jackson rather they were already in the minds of the people at the time and Jackson was the first president to utilize them in his quest to gain election as president In contrast to many previous presidents Jackson was very careful in closely adhering to the democratic ideas of the countrys founding fathers Particularly Jackson paid close attention to following the democratic ideals described in the Constitution in terms of economics by attempting to maintain a strictly capitalist economy As a result Jackson was able to gain election in 1828 and again in 1832 One aspect of Andrew Jackson that was beneficial to him in his quest to become president was his life prior to his running for election As a child and young man Jackson lived a very varied life He rose from being a youth in a war-torn family into a member of the upper class of society through long hard work and perseverance and a bit of luck His diverse background which was uncharacteristic of a presidential candidate allowed him to relate with the people that he would represent when he became president Jackson idealized the American Dream-the person who rises from the depths of society socially and economically and by taking advantage of the capitalistic system enters into the upper echelon of society The story of the rise of Andrew Jackson struck a chord in the mind of each and every person who voted for him Those who were currently in the lower segment of society could relate to him in his quest to raise himself in society whereas those who were already in high positions also saw him as being on their side His hero status due to his valiant victory at New Orleans in the
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