Many historians viewed Andrew Jackson's election commenced in the era of the common man, the enfranchised voters drove out the entrenched elite class and elected on of their own. Other historians viewed Jackson as a despot whose appeal to the uneducated masses and "corrupt" spoils system endangered the well fair of the nation. Nonetheless, Andrew Jackson would have an impact on the government. The changing politics of the Jacksonian years paralleled complex social and economic change. Once in office, Jackson proved to be a more forceful president since Thomas Jefferson. Jackson remained popular because he portrayed himself as the embodiment of the people's will. These following political reforms: Rotation of office, the rise of third parties and the spoils system promoted a more democratic political process.
Andrew Jackson accused his predecessor (john Q. Adams) of having created a social elite of self-serving bureaucrats. Jackson vowed to make a government service more approachable to the popular will. He insisted that federal jobs required no special experience or training and proposed to rotate honest hardworking citizens in and out of office. This system is called rotation of office. For maximum number of democrats to hold office, he limited one-person tenure to just one term. Jackson said, " No man has any more intrinsic claim to office than another." Jackson believed that any ordinary, illiterate, or incompetent men were capable on holding government office. .
The popular election of president electors had important consequence for the two party systems. Campaigns for president, after the election Andrew Jackson had to be conducted on a national scale. To organize these campaigns, large political parties were needed. At that time, the only parties that could win the presidency were the democrats and the Whigs. The Anti Masonic party emerged and formed a coalition with the Whigs; to help the Whigs win the next election (1840).