Differences Between Jefferson And Jackson's Forms Of Democracy

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From the time President Jefferson lead the American Republic, to when President Jackson reigned, democracy evolved in such a way that technological innovation and the common people were highest in importance. This essay will cover differences between Jefferson’s and Jackson’s forms of leadership, the cause of these changes, and explanations as to why the changes were important to the future of the American Republic. Beginning with Thomas Jefferson, he had believed strongly in the common man (Bonwick, 1993). Jefferson thought education was extremely important and recommended the state provide it for all white children because of the belief that being educated would lead to happiness (Bonwick, 1993). Banks having control over the economy was …show more content…

He followed through with what he said he would do. Mr. Jackson was the first president that was not born into wealth or from the east (U.S.History, 2016)He did not like the idea of having a private bank to house Federal funds and have unnecessary authority over interest rates (Wulf, 2006). Jackson was the first president to veto on policy grounds, rather than constitutionality, as he vetoed the bill authorizing the Second Bank of the United States destroying it altogether, as he thought it would ruin the country (Wulf, 2006). Mr. Jackson also started the Spoils System, which controlled the employment of federal workers because he thought some federal workers were not loyal to him (Wulf, 2006). The family farm was Jackson’s idea of a strong American economy, so he passed the Indian Removal Act, forcing the Native Americans from their land, opening it up for farms to flourish (Wulf, …show more content…

Being a democrat, Jackson was able to appeal highly to the American people (Wulf, 2006). President Jackson was trusted by the American people because of his upbringing and he believed the people’s interests were ignored otherwise (U.S.History, 2016). Jefferson had limited property requirements to test the people, while Jackson erased all property requirements (Wulf, 2006). Andrew Jackson also believed all men were equally qualified to hold political office, as Jefferson thought only the elite, wealthy should (Wulf, 2006). Industry was important to the development of the future American Republic and Jackson accepted and embraced this (Wulf, 2006). All of these things were great and positive steps to improving

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