Andrew Jackson was a contradictory president who had many constitutional and unconstitutional arguments when it came to using his executive power, such as when he vetoed the Maysville Road Bill and the Second National Bank, which was either based on his own personal bias, or how beneficial it would be to the United States. Therefore justifying whether he was vetoing a bill based on actually analyzing the institutions and effects of their removal or result of arbitrary decisions with little analysis is based on ones perspective. The vetoing of the Second National Bank and the Maysville Road Bill is great example of how he used his vetoing powers and in what regard.
The alliance around Adams and Clay came to form the opposition Whig Party in the 1830s. The Whigs assembled in opposition to Andrew Jackson and believed the federal government should direct and sponsor internal improvements, pass laws to promote agriculture, manufacturing, and the arts, and create a national bank to help develop the economy and spread prosperity across the country. They viewed the market revolution as the embodiment of civilized progress and that a robust federal government enhanced freedom. Democrats under Jackson reduced spending, lowered the tariff, killed the national bank, and refused federal aid for internal improvements. Consequently, states replaced the federal government as main economic players, much to the ire of
The Erie Canal played an enormous part in the economic growth in the United States. The Canal helped to cause an increase in industry along the Hudson River. Now, commercial vessels could travel all the way from the Hudson River to Lake Erie (Doc. 1A). This meant that they could bring goods to the people that couldn’t normally get them, because they were too expensive, or they had no way to get to them. Thousands of settlers began to utilize the Erie Canal to move west (OI). Also, the Canal led to New York having the busiest port in America (Doc. 1B). The New York State Canal Corporation states that “Within 15 years of its opening, New York was the busiest port in America, moving tonnages greater than Boston, Baltimore, and New Orleans combined”
Andrew Jackson was said to be a divergent president in many ways, especially for his unique background compared to the wealthy ones of the previous presidents. He started off as an orphan and made his way up to becoming a general in the military, then became a frontier and started working in office soon later. Jackson’s presidency was held during an age known as the Age of the Common Man where he was determined to always do what was best for the common people and protect them from the powers of the rich and the privileged. With his success as a populist in his own Jacksonian Democracy, Jackson was able to seduce the American people but frighten the political and economic elite. Although Jackson had good intentions with what he wanted to accomplish
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.
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.
Jacksonian Democrats beliefs are more similar to the Populist party’s beliefs than different in political, economic, and social ways. Their limited differences are based on the time periods and problems they faced respectively.
The destruction of the Federal Bank supports the common people. Jackson annihilated the bank because he viewed it as a corrupt business made to make the rich more affluent. When he destroyed the bank, he gave the money from the deposit and distributed it to smaller banks known as pet banks. Another example of Jacksonian Democracy giving a helpful hand to the common folk was with the tariff. The tariff gave the small industries in America to have a chance to rise. When the industries raised so did the workforce, which helped support the common white male. Countries in the south disliked this tariff because it forced them to buy domestic materials at a higher price, but this
Andrew Jackson came across many controversies in his life and he had many ways to face all his problems. He was determined to what his mind was set to and Jackson was a very stubborn man. Jackson was not the kind of guy that would listen to just anybody he would do what he choose to do.
Jacksonian Democracy - Was a political movement during the Second Party System toward greater democracy. Jackson always fought for the rights for the common man. It had a negative effect on America. He went against the Supreme Court ruling. He also had the Indians removed from their lands, and gave the land to the whites.
There were no major party differences in the Gilded age. Democrats were mainly Lutheran and Catholic. They promoted education and opposed prohibition. Republicans were politically more successful. They believed in social issues like having moral standards and no regulation. Tariffs were the main political issue between the two parties. Republicans supported high tariffs, which resulted in Harrison signing the McKinley Tariff Act. On the other hand, Cleveland sought to lower tariffs, but congress didn’t support him.
Party system refers to the way parties are organized, the balance of powers between and within the parties, and the issues or ideas which the parties are organized around. The Federalist and Jeffersonian Republicans were the first party system to immerge in the seventeen nineties. The federalist focused on the concerns of New England merchants. The wanted to rebuild a relationship with Britain, assumption of debt from the revolutionary war, and programs with encouraged manufacturing. The Jeffersonian republics were run with southern agriculture in mind. They wanted to create a relationship with France, focused on agriculture over commercialism, and free trade. Over time the Federalist party weakened while the Jeffersonian republicans evolved into the Democrats.
Andrew Jackson believed that he was a guardian of the Constitution .He was fixing the faulty interpretation of the constitution put forth by his fellow congress men. Jackson saw the banks as “monopoly of foreign and domestic exchange” he believed the wealthy people were using the banks to line their pockets with more money. One of Jackson’s opponents, Daniel Webster of Mass. . He believed that Jackson had no true facts on his assessment, in fact he saw the veto as alarming. In westers view, Jackson was using the constitutional argument to support his own grab for power. The Whigs, that where like the federalists that where years before them, viewed the national bank as both necessary and constitutional.
Andrew Jackson was the first "people’s president”. His humble frontier heritage and heroic title won support throughout the nation. Jackson was in touch with the common man and had respect for him. This for once, allowed the “people” to have a more dominant role in government, which is something that America prides itself upon today. However, this “people’s president” presidency was plagued with controversy. Andrew Jackson accomplished a great number of things during his two terms as president, however, some of his actions were quite questionable.
The first period from 1825-1850 is the strongest period of the canal industry. The Erie Canal was a success with transport and as a source of revenue. The railroads during this time didn’t carry much freight until the end of this period, but over time passengers moved toward the railroad for transportation instead of the canal. The Erie Canal was so successful early on that it tended to stunt the growth and development of the railroads within New York. In 1841, the Western Railway reached Greenbush opposite Albany thus giving Boston a direct if somewhat disconnected rail route to Buffalo. (Ellis 270) By 1851, trains were arriving in Greenbush depot over the Hudson and Harlem River railroad lines. Although prior to 1851, New York jealously guarded the massive investment that they had in the canal system. The Erie and Champlain canals both created great revenues and because of this they brought financial assistance