Nowadays, the period under President Andrew Jackson (commonly referred to as the Jacksonian era) is rated among the most significant periods in the history of the USA (Zinn, 2005). The system replaced was regarded as dictatorial system, where a few elite individuals enjoyed benefits from the government that was in place. The period advocated for inclusion of common men in the running of the government, and that was made firm by the fact that the president Andrew Jackson rose from a humble social status. A democratic state was formed during this era. Positive impacts included improvements in the education system, women rights organization, introduction of a laissez-faire system of the economy. Therefore, the government favored a no-interference approach to the economy and other sensitive sectors (Remini, 2008).
During this period, major immigration activities were witnessed. Quite a large number of immigrants were so inspired by the extraordinary story of Jackson and his rise to presidency that they invited other relatives and friends with optimistic attitudes. Actually, during that period the United States of America underwent the market revolution. The initial wave of immigrants flowing into America took place in 1815, marking the start of the Jacksonian era and democracy. In this period, an estimated five million individuals landed in the US in a short period of about 4 decades.
It is well known that the immigrants had negative as well as positive impacts on the Jacksonian America. First of all, the immigrants were full of hope since America was well off compared to the places they were coming from. Most German immigrants were running away from harsh economies, while most Irish immigrants were trying to evade the serious famine and diseases that had attacked Ireland (Zinn, 2005). With their renewed hope and energy, immigrants helped to speed up the American market revolution. They also provided cheap labor in the skilled and unskilled fields, thus improving the economy. However, apart from the numerous positive impacts they brought about, immigrants also led to serious emergence of social conflicts including religion and other social circles. The government had to pass some regulations clearly indicating that their presence and impacts were being felt in the Jacksonian America (Remini, 2008).
In conclusion, it should be mentioned that immigrants helped to shape the world and, most of all, the Jacksonian America. Their social, political and physical (example in labor provision) impacts helped to improve and develop the country during the Jacksonian era.