Andrew Jackson's Democracy

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Andrew Jackson was a wild, energetic president that had the will and stability to make the United States a stronger, and more unified nation. A good democracy, in general, requires equal rights, an educated and strong leader, peace, stability, checks and balances, voting rights, and power in the hands of the people. Having a good and strong democracy also requires leadership of the people, and for them to stand up for their rights. In Andrew Jackson’s presidency, he is known for always striving for what he wants, even if the people of the United States didn’t agree with him. He was very aggressive towards people, and was always drunk. Jackson gave us the full expansion of the United States we have today, he destroyed our national bank…show more content…
In “The Nullification Crisis”, Jackson proves to the people that he is a strong leader because he nullified the federal law. Jackson was a strong leader who wanted America to be a united nation under the Constitution, which would help keep democracy strong. In “The Trail of Tears”, Jackson removed the American Indians out of their territory to make more room for agriculture in the United States. This was an unkind act towards the American Indians, but he was right in his thinking because if he did not expand the United States to have that land, the United States would not be the united nation it is today, with its vast territory. Because Jackson showed his strong leadership and unity of the United States, that can conclude that Jackson promoted democracy during his presidency of the United…show more content…
In “Jackson Battles the Bank”, Jackson shows that he promotes equal rights because of his destruction of the national bank. The national bank only supported the wealthy, and Jackson believed that we should have banks that also support the farmers and workers. In destroying the national bank, he created state banks that supported the people's’ needs. In “The Nullification Crisis”, Jackson shows that he gave peace and stability to the nation to form a strong democracy. This is because he did not approve of nullification, and wanted to keep the country together as a whole instead of divided states. This promotes peace and stability under one strong leader and people to check his decisions. Since Jackson portrayed his ability to keep the nation peaceful and stable, this made him support democracy. In addition to having peace and stability among the nation, he was able to give equal rights to the people by destroying the national bank into state
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