The era of Jackson’s presidency ran from 1829 throughout 1837. Jackson used any political and economic means necessary in order to see American frontier regions expand across the nation. In the beginning of the Jacksonian era, colonial Americans’ settlements had not yet extended far beyond the Atlantic seaboard, partly because bad roads and primitive technology limited their ability to expand, and because both hostile Indians and British imperial policy discouraged migration beyond Appalachian Mountains. However, all of this changed after Jackson was in office and American expansion was well underway. Jackson strived for social economic, and political growth. Throughout his terms he brought about social, economical, and political revolutions that sparked a new and improved America.
Quickly in Jackson’s presidency he tried to start an era of social reform. During his presidency he founded a party that called themselves American Democracy. A main factor was the Indian Removal. This affected the lives of many Indians. This piece from the Cherokee letter can sum of the thoughts of the Indians, “We are overwhelmed! Our hearts are sickened, our utterance is paralyzed, when we reflect on the condition in which we are placed, by the audacious practices of unprincipled men, who have managed their stratagems with so much dexterity as to impose on the Government of the United States, in the face of our earnest, solemn, and reiterated protestations.”
Economic disputes erupted under Jackson. The Bank War so a major factor in these disputes. Nicholas Biddle headed the bank. He effectively used the institution’s power to curb the over issuing of money by local banks and to create a stable currency. He was a very strong willed man. Jackson did not like the bank and he vetoed the proposal by the Biddle Bank. In President Jackson’s veto message he states, “ Entertaining this opinion, and deeply impressed with the belief that some of the powers and privileges possessed by the...
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