The Jacksonian Era Of The United States Essay

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The Jacksonian Era
The Jacksonian period of democracy drastically altered the United States. Jackson misused his power of veto against congress. He pushed congress to enact the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forced the Native Americans onto reserves west of the Mississippi. His plan to help increase the production of the Industrial Revolution in the North were the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832, though the South refused to pay. Political campaigning in the Election of 1824 showed the issues within the system and the Election of 1828 contributed largely to the Age of Common Man. Though, Jackson himself vetoed in mass amounts and forced Native Americans to move, he did attempt to help the country through either tariffs or, his major contribution, the way we campaign. Andrew Jackson was the first president to ever use the pocket veto. Jackson used his veto power more than any of his predecessors, to make sure the country was for the people and the federal government didn’t have a lot of power. If congress was near the end of its meeting term to adjourn for the annual meeting, Jackson would refuse to sign the bill, leaving it unable to become a law and forcing congress to begin again once they met once again. The Bank of the United States became a monument in Jackson’s veto rampage, vetoing it and many other bills without giving them the consideration to send them back to congress. Thus, certain of popular approval, and convinced of the bank’s evil influence, Jackson made up his…

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