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Jackson, Andrew (Administration)

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was one of the first elected officials and the first president to be selected directly by voters, rather than state legislators. His widespread popularity resulted in his nickname, Champion of the People. Jackson viewed his popularity as an indicator of desired social and legislative change by U.S. citizens. As a result, during his eight years in office, he implemented a number of administrative changes, including changing relations with Native American nations such as the Cherokee. This period of reforms is often termed the Jackson Democracy because of widespread changes in governmental relations, the voting structure, and its process. Jackson grew up in South Carolina, the son of Scottish-Irish immigrants who were unable to afford formal education ...

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