• “Andrew Jackson” by Robert Remini

    Pages: 5

    A 5 page paper which examines how Andrew Jackson changed the role and powers of the president. The examination is based on Robert Remini’s book “The Life of Andrew Jackson.” No additional sources cited.

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    England, had to rely heavily on its own resources and truly were forced to create their own government. It was also a time when religious attitudes changed, when transportation became  more pronounced and the country shifted into its first period of true growth. Andrew Jackson, living in such chaotic yet hopeful times was a man who altered the direction that  the nation took, focusing on more of the original thoughts of the founding fathers it would seem, and leaving society today with a system that is powerfully democratic. In the  following paper we examine Andrew Jackson, as presented by Robert Remini in his book "The Life of Andrew Jackson" in relationship to Jacksons role in altering the role of the  presidency. Jackson and the Presidency By the time Jackson came into his role as the President the system of government was, according to Remini and others, in a state  of major chaos. It was incredibly complex as numerous opportunities arose for the power to lay in the hands of the parties, rather than in the structure of the government  itself. Any decisions, it seems, were made in the party caucuses and the power remained there as each party grew angrier and more resentful of the other. And, it also  seems as though no action, no movement, could take place without a caucus being involved. This is perhaps where Jackson made the most difference, changing that focus. Jackson clearly  seemed to understand that the power of the time lay in the hands of the white elite individual. It was these people who possessed the power to make decisions and  they clearly did not allow that decision making power to stray away from their control. Jackson changed these realities. At this point many may argue that what Jackson did, 

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