The election of 1800 saw a shift in political alignment from Federalists to Democratic-Republicans. The Age of Jefferson became the poster-child of new American politics: minimal government, smaller debt, and less taxes. The American farmer became the chief benefactor during this era, as well as the American frontiersman. The Era of Jacksonian Democracy (or the Age of the Common Man) bookends the back end of the time period. Andrew Jackson's presidency is best known for his war with the national bank, his firm use of presidential power, and the expansion of southern lands (at the expense of the Native Americans).