President Andrew Jackson was a very popular president and did a lot of things during his presidency. But in my opinion, I think he was not democratic because he wanted everything done his way or no way, like during the Indian Removal act in Document 10. He wanted the Indians land so he had his soldiers move them \west into the Indian territory. One way that President Andrew Jackson was democratic was his Bank Veto Message to Congress in Document 4.
Jackson and the Democratic Party believed in limiting the influence of the federal government, with more power lying with the states. While in office, Jackson used his executive power to veto laws more times than any other president before him. One of these veto choices involved allowing the Second National Bank charter to expire. Jackson believed that the national bank only helped the wealthy, not the common people in America. He removed all the money from the national bank, transferred it to the states, and let the charter expire.
Throughout the generation of Andrew Jackson, he maintains an interesting variation between living the life as a highly proficient or an inadequate president of the United States. A From a variety of points of views, the era of Andrew Jackson analyzes how his choices were only made for ideal intentions. Within eight years, Andrew Jackson left behind a lasting imprint among presidency and to the American politics. He then merged the unclear union of followers who had elected him into the country 's electoral machine that would serve as a model for others.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial presidents in our history, but in today's standers Andrew Jackson was not considered democratic. Andrew Jackson benefited the poor, but he mistreated the rich. Andrew Jackson treated the rich as if they were unimportant and worthless, because they had money. Though the Native Americans might not have been citizens, he still killed thousands of the Native Americans on the trail of Tears. Andrew Jackson caused agony to the Native American people and forced them out of their own land for his benefit.
The rise of Jacksonian democracy have influenced the United States in the years of 1820s to 1830s. As a veteran of the war of 1812 and also known for being a common man his popularity has given him a spot in office. With the use of the spoil system he has given government jobs to loyal supporters which has also lead to the creation of the kitchen cabinet. Making extreme decisions like the Indian removal act, many have question his authority but are unable to do anything. Jacksonian democrats viewed themselves as guardians of the Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of opportunity.
The seventh President of the U.S was known as Andrew Jackson. He served two terms from years 1829 to 1837. Jackson grew up in South Carolina, attended local schools and joined “the Army at age 13 during the American Revolution” (The Library of Congress). Before being successfully elected as President, Andrew Jackson studied law in his late teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee. As a heroic general, Jackson also defeated the British at New Orleans in the War of 1812 (White House Historical Association).
The politicians of the 1800 's were a whole new breed of men because a centralized government was no longer a threat as the previous generation had experienced (Schultz, Mays, Winfree, 2010). The Democratic-Republican Party, led by Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, now favored policies that would encourage economic growth other than the agricultural policies of the Jefferson era. The party now wanted to recreate the national banking system, make a national internal improvement, and to raise tariffs on imported goods. The Second National Bank was established in 1816 with the support of Calhoun, the southern and the western congressmen. While northern representatives, New England Federalists, opposed the bank, a reversal of party beliefs.
Between the 1820s and 1830s, democracy ruled American politics. In the ideology of democracy, people were sovereign and independent. When Andrew Jackson was elected as President in 1829, he became a symbol for the democracy of the era. As a matter of fact, the years between 1830 and 1840 were called The Age of Jackson, and his politics Jacksonian Democracy. Andrew Jackson was supported by influential state leaders like Clay Calhoun (in South Carolina) and Martin Van Buren (in New York).
Throughout the early 19th century, changing politics and an evolving society in America impacted all classes of people, specifically the white working class. Jacksonian Democratic ideals was influenced by the working class, and the white working class benefited from President Jackson’s decisions. During the year of Jackson’s presidential election, the Workies, which consisted of working men, wanted to protect individuals who earned money from arduous labor, but failed to make payments punctually. Jacksonian Democrats realized the Workies language was valuable in the fact that beliefs of the Workies group echoed through Jackson’s party.
Andrew Jackson’s road to the presidency was the first of its kind. A new era of election techniques began, with picnics, parades, huge public rallies, mudslinging, and accusations of bigamy and adultery to name a few. With the mass turn out at these functions it seemed the people were engaging in politics. Andrew Jackson did win the 1828 election and became the President of the United States.