Jacksonian Period

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Kendra Ellsberry
December 3, 2012
2nd period
Jacksonian democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the united states constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity....In light of the following documents and your own knowledge of the 1820's and 1830's to what extent do you agree with the jacksonian's view of themselves?

Andrew Jackson began an era in American history. Amongst a lot of his greatest accomplishments one of them were surfacing the common man to be interested in government and convincing democracy to satisfy the same common man's needs. Jacksonian Democrats were great in number during the 1820's and 1830's. They supported all of the issues that President Jackson did with great enthusiasm. The Jacksonian Democrats thought of themselves very highly because they recognized their responsibilities as the American citizens of the United States. As political leaders they realized that they had a true purpose- to protect and serve the American people. The Jacksonians stood up for their view of themselves in their attempts to protect the United States Constitution by promoting equality of economic opportunity and increasing political democracy.

One of the main ideas of the Jacksonian Era was to fight for the common man. United States was stratified in the society that was in situation that is unavoidable. In the 1820's class distinctions became major issues, because of the unchanging and small upper class. This distracted the American ideal of equality when it came to economic opportunities. The upper class used their status and government power to push themselves further from the lower classes, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. The Jacksonians withstood from these issues and others, as is in "The Working Men's Declaration of Independence" by George Henry Evans. They began to call the public's attention to the tyranny by the upper class through many different issues of the time, which...
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