Jackson Dbq Essay

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MV Apush Jackson DBQ During the age of Jackson from the 1820’s to 1830’s there was a great deal of controversy in regards of democracy. The period saw an immense increase in voter participation, nominating committees replaced caucuses, and electors began to be popularly elected. There was also controversy with laws passed during the decade as well as controversy between the two opposing political parties, the Whigs and the Jacksonian Democrats. But nonetheless, the Jacksonian Democrats were champions of the Constitution, democracy, liberty, and equality. Certainly, many common working people were satisfied with Jackson's actions to protect their equality of economic opportunity. They believed that Jackson was a true champion of the common man as evident in the in “The Working Men's Declaration of Independence" of 1829 (Doc. A). This document was modeled after the Declaration of Independence, and exemplified that men viewed him as true to his ideals. Paying attention to the context in it proves Jackson to be a true democrat and protector of the common man. Established in 1816, the 2nd American Bank by 1930’s became a tool for the rich north, but did not benefit any other class. It failed to respond to the peoples and states needs. Being that the Bank represented a true defiance of equality of economic opportunity, according to his ideals, Jackson should have fought the Bank passionately. And, he did. In 1832, Jackson vetoed the bank's charter (Doc. B). The bank was an anti-democratic institution and to Jackson’s delight, within a few years without federal funding, the bank collapsed. The Jacksonians took great pride in staying true to their ideals, and believed everyone should have equality of economic opportunity was adamantly defended in (Doc. H). The case involving a supposed monopoly on the Charles river crossing was resolved by a ruling that new

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