How Did Andrew Jackson Dbq

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In 1829, Andrew Jackson was elected to office as a Democratic Republican. He won his support from his “rag to riches” background. He rose to fame through his success in the War of 1812 through the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Jackson became the definition of what a man of modest beginnings could become. During his presidency, Jackson created a new ideology of the government, enhance the powers of the President, and protected rights for the people. The Jacksonian Democrats correctly viewed themselves as the guardians of the US Constitution, individual liberty, political democracy, and equality of economic opportunity through Jacksonian emphasis on the rights of the working man, Jacksonian priority to demolish Clay’s …show more content…

Document B is Jackson’s veto message, solely created to veto the bill that Clay, Biddle, and Webster pushed for. All Jackson wanted to do was assert the point that the bank was not of the constitutional rules because the bank allowed for a monopoly or an “exclusive privilege of banking.” Jackson knew that keeping the Second Bank would only hurt the chances for economic opportunity for the farmers. In his veto, Jackson also brings up how a lot of British aristocrats our US bank stock. Jackson knows that by giving foreigners a share of stock, the US people are being limited their opportunity to own stock. The people need opportunity and if the foreigners keep controlling stock, there will not be any stock left for the Americans. Jackson poses the question, “Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country?” This question only heightens the issue of how foreign control of the bank hurts the economic opportunities of the Americans. Secondly, Document G shows a picture of a group of Indians traveling to the Indian designated Territory in present day Oklahoma. The reason why this picture was created was to depict the true sadness in this grueling expulsion of a culture, but there is no sadness because by taking the …show more content…

Document A is from George Henry Evans’s “The Working Men’s Declaration of Independence.” Evans was a reformer who promoted the rights of the working man by creating trade unions and establishing the National Reform Association. His efforts already show how Jacksonian emphasis on the rights and liberties of individuals was helpful to the economic prosperity of workers and their rights to protest for free land and the right to assembly. George Henry Evans would create such a declaration because of his radical creation of the Working Men’s movement of 1829 and his slogan “Vote Yourself a Farm.” His constant pursuit for these rights enables him to create a declaration for his ideas. In his declaration, Evans believes in the reforms of a government which abuses and oppresses the rights of the working man and supports Jacksonian democratic ideals where the working man should be able to have rights. Document D is by British author Harriet Martineau. Martineau documents her experience in the US in 1834. She tells us how “every man in the towns [was] independent citizen; every man in the country a landowner. [She] had seen that the village had their newspapers.” This quote shows how Jacksonian Democrats pursued for the promotion of rights. Everyone could be an independent citizen to a certain degree (women, Africans, etc.) That is huge for this time because

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