Jacksonian Democracy Dbq Analysis

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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. Although they represented and became the voice of the common man events like the Indian removal act have made them choose unconstitutional…show more content…
Jackson believes that the Banks of the United States benefited the rich more than the poor (Doc B). By doing this it has also help equality of economic opportunities for the common man. Jackson also helped the common man by making it easier for people to become land owners. When the British author visited the United States she was impressed with the developments of the nation (Doc D). There was an absence of poverty due to the equality of economic opportunities giving everyone to rise up the social classes. In the supreme court case of Charles River Bridge vs Warren Bridge states that a bridge company cannot limit another bridge company on the same river (Doc H). Charles River Bridge was losing revenue from the new bridge and sued. This supports the claim of equality of economic opportunity by the Jacksonian Democrats because it supports competition among companies. The sectionalism of the Jacksonian democracy through the use of prejudice and racism will eventually lead to the civil war. The country will be divided between abolitionist and anti-abolitionist. Without slaves the South will be unable to compete with the thriving industrialization of the

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