The fact that many men were now legally allowed to vote did not necessarily mean they would, and local parties systematically sought out potential voters and pulled them to the polls.
But Jackson also showed little patience for political processes and institutions that interfered with his "democratic" agenda. Andrew Jackson is the only president in American history to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black.
In two terms he went through four secretaries of state and five secretaries of the treasury.
A major cause of his defeat was the new Free Soil Party, which opposed slavery expansion and split the votes of the Democratic Party, particularly in New York where the electoral votes went to Taylor. The problem?
Many had to be pulled to the polls, which became the most important role of local political parties. Eaton, Jackson was forced to defend his friends, especially since John Eaton had defended Rachel Jackson so vigorously during the campaign.
He believed that Washington power brokers had ignored the people's wishes in when they deprived him of the presidency despite winning a plurality of the popular vote.