In Defense Of Jacksonian Democracy

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Jacksonian Democrats considered themselves guardians of the United States Constitution. Andrew Jackson followed in Thomas Jefferson’s foot steps; meaning that he had a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Jackson wanted to protect the Constitution from the upper class. Jacksonians wanted equality between the people. They wanted to protect the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jackson also wanted more power to the people and to establish political democracy. Jacksonian Democrats were the guardians of the U.S. Constitution because they protected the people’s rights and liberty. (DA) Jacksonians believed in equality between people. They also wanted to protect the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights.” George Evans quoted the Declaration of Indendence. He also thought that the people had the right to change the government if the government abused those rights. Jacksonians firmly believed in this. (DB) Jackson…show more content…
“It raises a cry that liberty is in danger, at the very moment when it puts forth claims to powers heretofore unknown and unheard of. It affects alarm for the public freedom, when nothing endangers that freedom so much as its own unparalleled pretences.” This is a quote by Daniel Webster. (DH) “While the rights of private property are sacredly guarded, we must not forget that the communities also have rights, and that the happiness and well-being of every citizen depends on their faithful preservation.” This is a quote by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. By this he means that everybody has the same rights. So once again, this has to do with creating
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