After narrowly losing to john quincy adams in the contentious 1824 presidential election, jackson returned four years later to win redemption, soundly defeating adams and becoming the nation’s seventh president (1829-1837) as america’s political party system developed, jackson became the leader of the new democratic party. Rachel jackson was the wife of president andrew jackson and is best known for the smears about her honor during her husband's election campaign us first lady. Andrew jackson’s time as president would mark a major historical shift for the united states unfortunately, the first two years of his term were marred by a social scandal that turned political currency reform and the campaign to elect vice-president martin van buren to the presidency with 1836 an election year, congressmen wanted a.
The american public supported the president’s views on the issue, and jackson won his 1832 re-election campaign against clay with 56 percent of the popular vote and nearly five times as many. The united states presidential election of 1828 was the 11th quadrennial presidential election, held from friday, october 31, to tuesday, december 2, 1828 it featured a re-match of the 1824 election , as president john quincy adams of the national republican party faced andrew jackson of the nascent democratic party. Andrew jackson is the only president in american history to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black a devastating decision: the trail of tears jackson also espoused removing indian tribes in the united states to the west of the mississippi river as one of his reforms. Andrew jackson 1767-1845 a brief biography the 1828 presidential election the 1828 presidential election was one of the dirtiest ever, and jackson believed, with some reason, that his wife rachel was driven to an early grave by charges of immorality.
He won easily in 1828, with 56 percent of the vote and 178 electoral votes to adams's 83 jackson carried new york and pennsylvania as well as the entire west and south he was the first president elected from west of the appalachians and, at that time, the oldest man to assume the office but his victory was touched with grief. Jackson's followers, popularly though not yet officially known as democrats, met in baltimore to endorse jackson's choice of martin van buren for vice president to show their unanimity, they also adopted a rule requiring a two-thirds vote for nomination—a rule that would later deprive van buren of the democratic presidential nomination in 1844. He was the first president elected from west of the appalachians and, at that time, the oldest man to assume the office but his victory was touched with grief as if in response to the torrent of abuse, rachel sickened and died on december 22 the campaign and election of 1832 jackson stood for re-election in 1832. Jackson graciously accepted his defeat until rumors swirled that clay and adams had struck a deal to ensure adams’ election when adams named henry clay as his secretary of state, it confirmed jackson’s suspicions that the two men had reached a “corrupt bargain” and deprived the american people of their popular choice for president.
Andrew jackson was the seventh president of the united states from 1829 to 1837, seeking to act as the direct representative of the common man more nearly than any of his predecessors, andrew jackson was elected by popular vote as president he sought to act as the direct representative of the common man. President andrew jackson as president, andrew jackson strengthened the power of the presidency, defended the union, gained new respect for the united states in foreign affairs, and pushed the country toward democracy.
Andrew jackson: andrew jackson, american general and seventh president of the united states it was the first time in more than a quarter of a century that the election of a new president reflected the repudiation of his predecessor hundreds who had worked for the election of jackson hoped this would mean that incumbent officeholders would. Changes in voting qualifications and participation, the election of andrew jackson, and the formation of the democratic party—due largely to the organizational skills of martin van buren—all contributed to making the election of 1828 and jackson's presidency a watershed in the evolution of the american political system. Andrew jackson (march 15, 1767 – june 8, 1845) was an american soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the united states from 1829 to 1837 before being elected to the presidency, jackson gained fame as a general in the united states army and served in both houses of congress.