Essay about Andrew Jackson

980 Words Oct 27th, 2010 4 Pages
Andrew Jackson is noted for the creation of a whole new democratic era with in American history. Amongst his highly regarded accomplishments were arousing the "common man" to be intrigued by governmental affairs and effecting democracy to satisfy the same "common man’s” desire. Jackson could not make such foundational changes without he nations support. Jacksonian Democrats, as they progressively became know as, carried a significant number of fellowship during the 1820’s and 1830’s. They encouraged most of the issues that President Jackson saw importance in. Men of Jacksonian stature regarded themselves highly because they recognized and realized their responsibilities as American citizens and founders. They realized that their political …show more content…
President Jackson vetoed the recharter of the Bank of the United States. He did so because he believed the bank served an unconstitutional purpose and thought that it was a monopoly that only the rich benefited. This mixed public support and brought the class issue to the attention of many people. Although some saw Jackson’s decision to refute the national bank as negative one, the Jacksonians remained in support him. Reasoning was because they viewed it as an effort to support and exemplify equality, also to demolish a monopoly of the elite rich. A similar instance that dealt with monopoly and equality of economic succes was the Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge case in 1837.Chief Justice Taney ordered that new enterprises could not be limited by the privileges implied established by previous charters. This ruling to allowed for competition and free enterprise. Political democracy was one of the reoccurring interests through out the Jacksonian Era. Jacksonian Democrats viewed it as their responsibility to provide adequate views with in the government controlled by the people, as the Constitution had originally intended. Government had been seen as something for the inconsequential aristocrats, not the general population in America. This notion died off when Jackson’s "spoils system" associated with his policy of rotation in office allotted for more people to become involved in governmental

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