Jacksonian Democratic Ideals

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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. The Workies focus and the ideas on the working class would “affect how Democrats framed their message for the American people.” Additionally, President Andrew Jackson supported the working class by providing new land for white working men. The working class would benefit from Indian Removal in which, “an extensive region in the West has been assigned for their [Native American’s] permanent residence.” President Jackson made clear in his message to Congress that the movement of the Native Americans was deliberated, and “[i]t was adopted on the most mature consideration of the condition of this race.” In this statement, President Jackson makes clear that his intentions for this policy was to allow the Indians to…show more content…
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