A national hero out of the West, a natural leader, and a nationalistic symbol, Andrew Jackson had most certainly proved himself to be the first “people’s president.” Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States, and was the first to gain office by a direct appeal to the mass of voters. Focusing on both the highs and the lows of his two terms in office, from 1829-1837, the issues that
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with the people of the United States. Therefore, the people of the United States took a more active role in the Government. Jackson's strengthening of the powers of the presidency is the biggest influence to this day. His policies, nonetheless, strengthened the new American nationalism. Jackson was a man of the people, and he strongly felt that the common man was the power behind government. Thus, he changed the nation into a more nationalistic country.