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1. Andrew Jackson, aka “Old Hickory” (The Miller Center, 2012).
2. Democrat (The Miller Center, 2012). 3. He was a judge, congressman, lawyer, and most importantly he won fame as a major general in the War of 1812 with smashing victories (Potus, 2012). 4. Andrew Jackson was elected president twice serving (2) terms. In 1828, he won 68.2% of the electoral vote. In 1832, he won 76.0% of the electoral vote (The American Presidency Project, 2012). 5. In the beginning of Andrew Jacksons presidency he recommended eliminating the Electoral College. Also, Jackson battled against the Second Bank of the United States. A private corporation but Jackson saw it as a Government-sponsored monopoly. He reacted by vetoing the banks recharter bill. (The White House, 2012).

6. One factor that would explain Andrew Jacksons issues in his presidency, would be his Public Support. Patterson states, Presidential power rests in part on a claim to national leadership, and the strength of that claim is roughly proportional to the president’s public support. (2011, p. 443). As President he planned to direct his representation to the common man. Without the public support Jackson would not have been elected by popular vote. (The White House, 2012)

The American Presidency Project (2012). Presidential Election Data 1828 – 1832. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/elections.php Accessed September 9, 2012.

The Miller Center (2012). The American President: A Reference Source, Andrew Jackson. http://www.millercenter.org/president/ajackson. Accessed September 9, 2012.

Patterson, Thomas (2011). We the People, Ninth Edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston, MA.

POTUS: President of the United States (2012). Andrew Jackson. http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ajackson.html, Accessed September 9, 2012.

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