Jacksonian Democracy

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Long Tran 11A
November 17, 2011

Jacksonian Democracy

Andrew Jackson was elected as the 7th president of the United States from 1829-1837. During his time of presidency, it was known as the Jacksonian era. The states wanted more people to participate in politics so they eliminated the qualification office-holding. At this time most white men, women, and African American had no rights to speak in politics unless they were qualified to. This was the age of triumphant nationalism, economic growth, social perfectionism, cultural romanticism and the beginning of an era of divisive sectionalism. Jacksonian era promoted equality rights throughout the United States.

Andrew Jackson wanted to create a more secure and convenient system of local banks. Boston Daily Advertiser stated, “It has flourish the country with a safe convenient and copious circulating medium and prevented the mischief that would otherwise result from the insecurity of the local banks.” This shows us that Jackson wants to make United State safer. He also was determining to make U.S. more economically independent. Jackson stated, “The Bank of the United States…Enjoying…a monopoly of…favor and support, and, as a necessary consequence, almost a monopoly of the foreign and domestic exchange.” This means that he wants to stop the Bank from trading with foreign countries because of economical reasons. His whole purpose or goal of his presidency was to make the nation perfect. When he ran for presidency he was overdose with problems from left to right. Robert stated, “a period of boom and bust…of institutionalized violence, racial antagonisms, utopian communities, reform movement, and abolitionist crusade,” He want to stop and fix all of these problems that are happening in the U.S.

Jackson pursues and exterminates all Indians on the western side of the United States. Jackson stated repeatedly, “It was the policy to pursue if Indians tribes and culture were to survive.” Till this day it is still...
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